***P&G recently issued a Press Release in the name of “Women Against Lazy Stubble” http://shaveindia.com/pressrelease.php. This is not the first time that a company has resorted to male-bashing to sell its products. This is our call to all companies to STOP THE WAR AGAINST MEN AND BOYS and to put an end to MALE-BASHING.***
Women Against Male-bashing: “No more Excuses for P&G to Carry on Hate Campaigns!”
Hyderabad, 6th December 2009: Launching the ‘Stop the War Against Men and Boys’ movement – Women Against Male-bashing (W.A.M), a group of young women looking to attract all like-minded women across India, who believe that it is about time P&G stopped its anti-male commercials, are happy to announce that scores of average Indian women have joined their league to show that they love the men in their lives for who they are and not because of how often or how well they shave.
To further supplement their plans to expand their movement in the country, All India Forgotten Women’s Association (AIFWA) has come onboard to support their campaign by boycotting all the women’s products manufactured by P&G, no matter how inexpensive they are and spread the message that women will no longer put up with the gender war stoked by P&G. The support from AIFWA will enable W.A.M to reach a much wider audience through its strong network. Now that P&G’s cheap sales tricks and loony marketing stunts stand exposed, P&G doesn’t have any excuse for not stopping its hate campaign.
The message that WAM intends to spread to everyone across the country is three fold:
1. Till P&G doesn’t stop its vile, anti-male commercials, we will actively campaign against their products.
2. Now that P&G’s cheap tricks and loony stunts stand exposed, P&G doesn’t have any excuse for not stopping its hate campaign.
3. If P&G doesn’t hesitate to indulge in demeaning our men, they shouldn’t expect women to refrain from demeaning P&G either.
All balanced, intelligent, real women agree with the group’s sentiment emphasizing the importance of stopping the hate speech against men, “Yes! Grooming includes several things but the most important of them all, is CHOICE. When many men are comfortable with or choose to have facial hair, I really don’t see any reason why men should be compelled to shave. This is why I’ve decided to support the WAM movement. Because I genuinely believe that if men look good to themselves, we shouldn’t expect them to change for our sake”, said a young woman doing her Bachelors’ Degree.
Another young lady said, “Just because women spend hours in an effort to look good (regardless of the real outcome), does not mean men should sacrifice something they’d rather not, that is their time (even if it is only 5 minutes) or their stubble (no matter who likes or hates it)? Now that there is so much noise about CHOICE, what excuses are left for women? As WAM believes, I don’t think women are being forced to be with men with a stubble and it is rather sad that P&G does not care about how real women like to see their men, that is happy (shaven or unshaven).”
A member of AIFWA states, “The reason I decided to support the W.A.M movement is because, I, as a human being, empathize with the plight of the modern day man, who is expected to be nothing less than perfect in order to be spared of ridicule or hatred in the society. Present day women always have so many excuses for behaving the way they do, and are always talking about what they want. But now that male-bashing is promoted as a laudable pursuit by selfish companies like P&G and there is no price for being pig-headed and unfair, they really don’t see anything wrong in dictating terms to men. Yes, guys, this is what the flakes want. The verdict is finally out.”
Uma Challa, President of AIFWA commented on the organization’s support of the campaign, “When we conducted a survey of average Indian women, we found that over 90% of women prefer a reliable, decent, hardworking man (clean shaven, stubbly, or unshaven). W.A.M came about to let men know that real women love them for who they are and prefer that their men get the extra 5 minutes of sleep for all the hard work they do for the family and the society. We will do everything to support and scale it up to reach all like-minded women across the country. We have even introduced a new blog http://stubbleindia.wordpress.com/, in collaboration with All India Men’s Welfare Association, to remind men and boys that they don’t have to feel guilty if they don’t shave”
W.A.M envisions bringing together all women in India who detest P&G’s hate campaign against unshaven and bearded men. With the help of AIFWA and real women across the country, W.A.M will spread the core message of the movement – Stop the War Against Men and Boys!
While initially starting up, W.A.M is urging men and women from across the country to BOYCOTT all P&G products and protest against their anti-male ad campaigns.
C’MON PEOPLE!! Act now and let P&G know how you really feel…
Women Against Male-bashing (W.A.M.) is a movement that brings together all like-minded women who believe that the time has come for them to take a stand against anti-male speech and anti-male commercials. The founders of this movement are a group of young women who believe that EQUALITY should exist in all walks of life – especially CHOICE. The philosophy is straightforward – Men are human too. NO MORE EXCUSES FOR MALE-BASHING in the name of women’s empowerment!