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  • Always to Remove Female Symbol from Packaging to be More “Inclusive”

    10/25/2019 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 25, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    Just when you think gender insanity couldn’t reach a higher fever pitch. Transgender activists have successfully lobbied sanitary pad brand Always to remove the Venus symbol, which has for millennia been representative of the female sex, from the packaging of their products to “be inclusive of transgender and nonbinary customers.” CNN reports: "Transgender activists and allies had publicly urged Procter & Gamble to redesign its pad wrapper without the gender symbol, a circle atop a cross. Among their arguments were that not all people who menstruate are women and that not all women menstruate. "The change is the latest in...
  • Gillette faces backlash and boycott over '#MeToo advert'

    01/15/2019 1:37:07 AM PST · by McGruff · 104 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/15/2019
    A Gillette advert which references bullying, the #MeToo movement and toxic masculinity has split opinion online. The razor company's short film, called Believe, plays on their famous tagline "The best a man can get", replacing it with "The best men can be". The company says it wants men to hold each other "accountable". Some have praised its message, which aims to update the company's previous message about masculinity, but others say Gillette is now "dead" to them. It currently has 23,000 likes and 214,000 dislikes, at time of writing - and it's increasing all the time.
  • P&G Challenges Men to Shave Their Toxic Masculinity in Gillette Ad

    01/14/2019 5:10:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 14, 2019 | Alexandra Bruell
    Gillette addresses “toxic masculinity” in a new digital ad campaign aimed at men, the latest message from an advertiser attempting to change societal norms. The ad, dubbed “We Believe,” opens with audio of news about the current #MeToo movement. A narrator then goes on to dispute the notion that “boys will be boys,” asking, “Is this the best a man can get? Is it? We can’t hide from it. It has been going on far too long. We can’t laugh it off, making the same old excuses.” The ad puts a new spin on the brand’s 30-year tagline, “The Best...
  • Toxic Chemical Researcher Wants Laundry Pods Banned For Good

    02/01/2018 9:15:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Simplemost ^ | 2/1 | Kate Streit
    There were 10,570 injuries related to the consumption of laundry packs in 2017.Tide Pods have been making a lot of headlines lately—but not for their stain-cleaning power. Instead, the product has gained notoriety for the so-called “Tide Pod Challenge,” a disturbing phenomenon in which people film themselves eating the laundry detergent-filled packets. Needless to say, consuming the pods is not recommended, and eating them can cause a variety of health problems. Some companies, including several bakeries, have had fun with the strange fad, making donuts that resemble the colorful detergent pods. But not everyone thinks a lighthearted approach to the...
  • ‘Sick’ racist Procter & Gamble ad crosses line! If you are white, brace yourself.

    07/31/2017 1:40:57 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 125 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/31/2017 | Carmine Sabia
    This might be the most racist commercial any company has ever produced. A more than two-minute video produced by Procter & Gamble, the company that manufactures Cascade, Febreze, Mr. Clean, Tide, Swiffer, Downy and a plethora of products, shows various scenes of black parents talking with their children about racism. The ad, titled “The Talk,” shows scenes of black parents, spanning generations, telling their kids about how the system is stacked against them, how racist white people are and teaching them to fear the police.
  • VA Secretary Apologizes for Saying He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:34:12 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/24/15 | PAUL H.B. SHIN
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans." The exchange with the homeless man was part of a report...
  • Procter & Gamble Backs Gay Marriage

    11/20/2014 9:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 20, 2014 | Curtis M. Wong
    Add Procter & Gamble to the ever-growing list of companies to openly support marriage equality. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Ohio-based consumer products giant has taken a public stand on same-sex marriage in what P&G's Chief Global Diversity Officer William Gipson describes as "statement of support for our employees." Added Chief Legal Officer Deborah P. Majoras: "We have always supported our employees and fostered a culture of inclusion and respect -- this includes the right to marry whomever they choose and to have that union legally recognized." This is the first time that P&G has gone on the record...
  • Detergent pulled in Germany over neo-Nazi code

    05/09/2014 2:43:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2014 1:39 PM EDT
    Procter & Gamble has apologized for “any false connotations” after stirring anger in Germany for unintentionally placing a neo-Nazi code on promotional packages for its Ariel laundry detergent. Outraged shoppers had posted pictures online of Ariel powder boxes featuring a white soccer jersey with a large number “88.” The number is sensitive because far-right extremists in Germany often use it as a code to skirt a ban on the use of Nazi slogans in public: since “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet, “88” represents the phrase “Heil Hitler.” Similarly, “18” is used to stand for “A.H.” or Adolf...
  • 'Glenn Beck' Sponsors Attacked by Left, Pull Ads from Fox News Show; Ties to Obama Administration

    08/12/2009 4:54:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 53 replies · 3,113+ views ^ | August 12, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Have a handful of left-wing advocacy groups been able to hurt Fox News’ “Glenn Beck” program by pressuring their advertisers to drop their ads? Online left-wing news sources are claiming victory after several advertisers – Sargento, GEICO,, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson – have decided to move their spots to other Fox News programming from Beck’s program. However according to Fox News, it’s not costing the network any revenue. ...more...
  • Procter & Gamble workers fight firing over lewd and off-color e-mails

    10/03/2009 7:24:08 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 28 replies · 1,528+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) ^ | 10/3/09 | Joe McDonald
    Nearly 30 former Procter & Gamble workers who were fired for e-mailing pictures of naked people and off-color jokes about President Obama through the company's computers are fighting to collect unemployment benefits, saying they didn't do anything wrong because "everyone else" did it, too. At a hearing Friday in South Scranton, the company's attorney, Ben Josielevski of Scranton, said the workers broke harassment and discrimination policies that are laid out in the company's business conduct manual, which employees are required to sign. Twenty-nine workers at the Procter & Gamble plant in Washington Twp. near Mehoopany were fired in two rounds...
  • Pro-family groups claim boycott success

    04/19/2005 1:12:08 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 321+ views ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2005
    Claiming success, pro-family groups called off a boycott on Procter & Gamble that was prompted by the Cincinnati-based corporation's "support for the homosexual agenda." The American Family Association, with backing from Focus on the Family and others, garnered nearly 400,000 signatures on a pledge to stop buying some of the corporation's signature products, including Crest toothpaste. "Judging by all we found in our research, it appears that our concerns have been addressed," said Donald Wildmon, AFA's chairman. Based on AFA's monitoring, Wildmon said P&G has stopped sponsoring homosexual Internet sites and TV programs such as "Will and Grace." According to...
  • More Data Sought on Drug for Sex Drive

    12/02/2004 9:38:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,925+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 3, 2004 | ANDREW POLLACK
    A federal advisory panel voted unanimously yesterday that the first drug to enhance the sex drive of women should not be approved because of a lack of information about its long-term safety. Members of the committee said that the possible risks of the drug - a patch containing the hormone testosterone developed by Procter & Gamble - outweighed what some saw as only a modest benefit in increasing desire and the frequency of sex. "I am not devaluing the importance of this symptom and its treatment," said Dr. Steven Nissen, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and a panel member....
  • Track Record On P&G's Promotion of Homosexuality

    09/21/2004 6:20:23 AM PDT · by Mulch · 8 replies · 597+ views
    American Family Association ^ | Sept 21, 2004 | AFA
    A Short Track Record On P&G's Promotion of Homosexuality P&G regularly supports pro-homosexual media with advertising. According to the pro-homosexual Internet news site, "Procter & Gamble has been a long time supporter of the gay community. It has one of the strongest workplace equality policies among American companies and is a frequent advertiser in the LGBT media, including" At the request of homosexual activist groups, P&G dropped advertising support for television talk show host, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, because of her politically incorrect view that homosexuality is wrong. Procter & Gamble is a major corporate sponsor of the...
  • Metamucil Adds Disclaimer to Commercial [to Quiet the Park Service]

    03/14/2003 6:36:21 PM PST · by GeneD · 20 replies · 288+ views
    AP via ^ | 03/14/2003
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Procter & Gamble Co. agreed to air a disclaimer in a Metamucil commercial featuring Old Faithful to mollify the National Park Service. Created last year, the commercial features a Yellowstone National Park ranger pouring a glass of Metamucil into the geyser to help it stay regular. The commercial sparked criticism from the Park Service, which said the park's geothermal features can be damaged by dumping things into them, and venturing near geysers and hot springs can be dangerous. Although Procter & Gamble said most TV viewers would realize the commercial was a joke, it agreed to...
  • Some Companies Back Michigan's Affirmative Action Policy

    01/28/2003 7:00:05 PM PST · by GeneD · 11 replies · 350+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/28/2003 (for editions of 01/29/2003) | Jonathan D. Glater
    Some of the country's biggest corporations, concerned about their ability to recruit women and minority applicants, are supporting the University of Michigan in its court battle to preserve affirmative action in opposition to the Bush administration. Dozens of companies, including 3M, Microsoft, Bank One, Steelcase, PepsiCo and Exelon, plan to tell the Supreme Court that universities should be allowed to consider race as a factor in admissions. In the lower court cases against the university, more than 30 companies argued that diversity in college was essential because future employees need the experience of working with people from different backgrounds. Though...
  • The Talent Myth: Are smart people overrated?

    07/15/2002 6:30:43 PM PDT · by GeneD · 25 replies · 1,217+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 7/15/02 (for issue of 7/22/02) | Malcolm Gladwell
    Five years ago, several executives at McKinsey & Company, America's largest and most prestigious management-consulting firm, launched what they called the War for Talent. Thousands of questionnaires were sent to managers across the country. Eighteen companies were singled out for special attention, and the consultants spent up to three days at each firm, interviewing everyone from the C.E.O. down to the human-resources staff. McKinsey wanted to document how the top-performing companies in America differed from other firms in the way they handle matters like hiring and promotion. But, as the consultants sifted through the piles of reports and questionnaires and...