STATES CHRONICLE- In order to raise awareness for prostate cancer, the trend has now expanded towards women as well, but women’s No Shave November might get more unattractive than men’s.
Initially, it appeared as a means of informing the general audience about prostate cancer and, also, to support it financially, as all men were encouraged to not take care of their body hair for an entire month and donate the money they would have normally spent on hair care products to the cause.
The movement, also called “Movember”, initiated in 1999 in Adelaide, South Australia, where a group of men were first reported to grow moustaches during the month of November, all for the sake of charity. Since then, Movember has gone global and is now one of world’s top 100 NGOs.
The movement sports just one single rule: we don’t speak about No Shave November. Actually, no, that was for something else. I can’t tell you what. The one and only rule of No Shave November is to simply not shave, trim, or shorten any hair on your body, be it head, face, chest, arms, legs, or…more private parts.
But, even though there are no other rules, the websites that support the movement, do humorously warn you of side effects such as itching, which will make you grind your teeth, the fact that teenage boys will look ridiculous in their wanna-be beards, your moms and your grandmas won’t understand why you are doing this to yourself, because growing a beard is like organizing illegal dog fights, apparently, Thanksgiving dinner will be hell to go through because of this and girls will get a lot of unwanted attention, mostly from other girls, who will mistake them for pretty, but hairy boys.
And this brings us to the current piece of news, that the ladies are now encouraged to participate in No Shave November as well and to grow all the hair on their bodies. Of course, this is a problem, because the society we live in today seriously condemns women’s facial and body hair. Consequently, women spend a lot of their time, money and energy (a lot!) in order to remove every single hair on their bodies.
Of course, this sparked a debate. One side says this is a great opportunity for women to be treated more like men and for them to break the social aesthetic barriers ages long imposed on them. The other side says women growing body hair is utterly ridiculous, very unlady like, unnecessarily masculinizing and downright gross.
What side are you on?
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