Eh? Didn't Gilette's stock go up after the ad?
Puritanism is not exclusive to the right or left. The difference is that now the left is just as much a part of it as the right, for different reasons but it all goes back to censorship and it isn't good in the slightest.
For the past couple months, P&G, the company that owns Gillette, has been hanging around the same area, with ups and downs. It went to 96.64 a share in mid-Dec and is at 93.6, now. But, stocks a company does not make. It needs customers. And if Gillette reveals that sales are even just 5%-10% lower in their Jan-Mar quarter, those stocks are going to drop along with them.
Sorry, but if you think the Right is just as much a part of it now then, say, the 70s and 80s, then you are dead wrong. The Right aren't the ones interrupting when Leftist speakers come to colleges, some even rioting, to get their speeches/visits cancelled. The Right aren't the ones who want the "sexualization of women" in video games to stop. Or throw out the blanket terms of racism/misogyny/sexism to shut down critics or political opponents. Saying opposition triggers them, so it must be shut down. A lot of the Right have actually moved to being more Libertarian in the past decade or so. They just want to be left alone and not be forced to accept or take part in the insanity that has been taking place.
"The left are not the ones who want to remove people of color or women from leading roles."
That's the equivalent of that comment in bold. What they both have in common is that neither one of those things are commonly expressed by our members here, and whoever you ask will always have a different reason for why they have a problem with these things.
But what I want to point out is that self proclaimed right wingers appear to be much louder about it than the group they are complaining about.
Let's take this very site for example.
How many topics have we had where people complain about the sexualization of women in a particular game, demanding that developers censor their costumes, and things of that nature? I can't recall a single one off the top of my head.
On the other hand we constantly have a never ending flow of topics like this, which without fail constantly uses it as an opportunity to complain about 'the left'.
We have a ton of left leaning members here, but I don't see a flow of topics demanding the removal of sexualization of women in games. Why is that?
Meanwhile we've had multiple topics like this complaining about "Women soldiers in Battlefield V", multiple topics like this about all the recent Star Wars films. And topics/discussions that either started out as, or turned into, the same complaints about Wolfenstein, Far Cry V, DOA6, The Last of Us, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade, Ghostbusters, Gilette, etc, etc.
Or any time anyone got fired for making a racist remark. Including James Gunn, where it was the usual suspects who kept harping on that one. One even implied that I would have a double standard for James Gunn, as a counterpoint to something completely unrelated, when I actually said in that topic "You can't make comments like that and expect to work for Disney." That person didn't respond after I pointed that out, but it's an example of how this always comes up. A lot.
These topics and discussions constantly arise from self proclaimed right wingers on this site to complain about 'the left', and each time a game or a movie does poorly, they always attribute it to 'the left' and these specific SJW's agenda.
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The problem is, I don't see the people who ask Nintendo to put leggings on Mythra in Smash. I don't see the topics asking Naughty Dog to make one of their main characters gay.
And if they exist, at least they're not constantly cluttering up my feed whining about in my face.
But I see you guys.
You're constantly making noise about the same complaint over and over and over about an invisible enemy being annoying, and presumptions turning into facts about what the thought process was behind these decisions.
As a result, you're insulting or annoying your fellow members here, many of whom are on your side on this matter, by constantly bringing this up while always generalizing this as a 'leftist' thing instead of an asshole thing. Right wingers can be the exact same way, when it's an issue they care about. But of course if you ask either side, they'll generally give you an different reason for why they are upset.