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Jan 15, 2019 08:11:08

Day one

by @daniellucas | 236 words | 🐣 | 80💌

Daniel Lucas

Current day streak: 0🐣
Total posts: 80💌
Total words: 23452 (93 pages 📄)

I've decided to use this space to write in a more freeform manner than I normally might, to use it to get out thoughts, views, opinions that I don't necessarily want to foist upon anyone, but that I'd like to get out. Venting maybe, praising probably, personal most likely, global, hopefully. 

But I guess there's always some sort of hesitation to be really open, and hell - where do you even start? A rambling mess just trying to get to 100 words, knowing there's another 100 and I'm still not even at 100 - it's astonishing to see so visually the size of it.

Today gillette - yes the razor company - put out a moving two-minute advertisement that was more like a social rallying cry, and for the first time in a long while I wasn't totally annoyed or cynical about it. The spot is about toxic masculinity and doing better as men, it featured an emotionally wrenching mix of negativity and positivity as they modeled better behavior between friends and fathers & sons. It hit me really hard - this idea of toxic masculinity and finding ways to transform men by educating boys has been so forefront in my mind and I'm so incredibly happy to see it flourishing in our culture. 

I'll probably write a lot more about toxic masculinity and other woes and thoughts, but I'll stop for today - I just needed to get these wheels turning. 

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    @daniellucas <<put out a moving two-minute advertisement>> would you post a link? Im very curious...
    And, is there more here on "toxic masculinity"?
    (Well, just checked the 200WaD feed. There actually is. The Gillette add made an impact. I've never heard the phrase. Will try to catch up...)

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Feb 16, 2019 11:43:49
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    @daniellucas I'm a habitual line-stepper when it comes to crossing the 200 words threshold. Maybe you should write about toxic masculinity next and I'll be sure to come in to dispel all of that drivel ;)
    Welcome tho.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 15, 2019 11:37:53
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    @daniellucas good work - my problem has always been the opposite - sticking to the word count! But I've found this platform challenging and it has made me a far better writer already after the week or so I've been on it. Keep going!

    Sam Lloyd avatar Sam Lloyd | Jan 15, 2019 09:12:22
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