Question: When an advertiser boasts that a product is “the best a man can get”, do you ever think as a girl or a woman, “I WOULD LIKE SOME OF THAT TOO, STUPID SEXIST ADVERTISER!”? Because I do.
When I was a teenager, one of my chores was to pick up the newspaper and bring it inside. Hard labor, I know. One morning, Gillette, the company that has often boasted that their razors are “the best a man can get”, added a free MACH3 razor to the newspaper bag. I guess they were thinking, “What do men in suburban Delaware do all the time? Oh! I know! Read the newspaper! This’ll reach all of them! Their stubbly faces will be ours!!!” It was a good idea, except there were no men in my household and I needed a new razor and I thought, using teenage nerd logic, that if men’s razors are designed for a close, safe shave on the face, then they should work better than women’s razors that are only designed to shave legs (and be pink).
And so, I started using the Gillette MACH3 razor for my lady shaving, and let me tell you we still do live in a patriarchy because “the best a man can get” is the best there is. Seriously.
I know some women prefer the moisturizing strips that other women’s razors come with, but the MACH3 does have a really good moisturizing strip. The triple blades are sharp and the razor is designed so that the blades smoothly and safely contour over your skin. Not to mention, the handle is made out of lightweight metal that doesn’t rust and fits comfortably in your hand. It feels more luxurious than the pink plastic and rubber most lady razors have.
So why not treat yourself to the best razor on the market and punch the patriarchy in the face at the same time. The Gillette MACH3 razor isn’t just the best a man can get–it’s the best you can get, so get it!