Thoughts On The Gillette Commercial

True cultural change can only happen when everyone steps forward to make the change.

Some may argue that feminism is solely a women’s issue and not within the purview of men. But the reality is that without our male allies, the goals of the movement will never be reached.

The new Gillette commercial is doing more than just selling shaving cream. It is encouraging the men and boys around us to do better. To treat women with respect and not be so quick to bully other boys because they do not confirm to the standards of masculinity.

Change, especially major cultural and societal is never easy. It requires taking a hard and difficult look at where we have been and where we need to go. While we are not yet at at a truly equal society, this commercial is an important step in the right direction.


I Was Triggered Today

When one lives with mental illness, the best one can hope for is an emotionally even keel day.

Today was not one of those days. I had a moment today that triggered my depression. While I will not get into the details, I will say that I was not a happy camper when I left the office.

Depression is like a ball and chain that one is forever dragging around. The key to unlock it is nowhere to be found and there is no metal smith to break the chain. Depending on how the day has gone, the ball can vary in weight, but it never ceases to weigh me down.

As I write this post, it’s nearly 10:00 in the evening. The day and the trigger are over.

But the depression remains.


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