No-Shave November / Novembeard / Movember

30 Oct

My post today is not about online dating.. but I will connect the two by the end of this post, I promise.

Today, I want to talk to you all about my least favorite month of the year:  NovemBEARD.  (Also known as No-Shave November, and Movember.)  For those of you who have not heard of it,  it’s where all the men band together and for prostate cancer awareness, do not shave their face for the entire month.

I will be the first to tell you that I am not the biggest fan of facial hair.. especially of the bushy variety, which the end of Novembeard sees a lot of.   A little stubble can be sexy, but overall – not for me.  (I know some girls like a bearded guy.. that’s fine… I am NOT one of those girls.)

Don’t take this the wrong way,  I am ALL ABOUT cancer awareness.   But, I call bullshit on this, ladies and gents.   For those of you who participate in Movember and actually raise funds for research,  please understand that I am okay with you doing it.   As for the rest of you:  Don’t give me your “I’m not shaving for prostate cancer awareness.”  load of crap.   Most guys I know that participate don’t even know that it’s “for” prostate cancer awareness.   Those that do,  can you please tell me what your face and your prostate have in common?  I have never once had someone tell me the reasoning behind No-Shave November and actually have a donation page set up.

My Twitter buddy @JourneyThruOKC and I were discussing it today – and again.. if you are raising money for it… Fine.  I’ll deal.   But if you are not,  you shouldn’t be allowed t participate, in my opinion.   JourneyThruOKC said guys just like to keep their face warm in the winter..  Also fine..  but, once again, don’t feed me your “prostate cancer awareness” crap.   Tell the truth.

Honestly.. wouldn’t that be like me saying “I’m not going to shave my armpits for breast cancer awareness”?  IT DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THE CAUSE.    No cancer is going to be cured by people knowing it exists.  Raise funds for research.

This November – I am going to call out my bushy faced friends.   Ask why, and when they give me their B.S. answer, I am going to ask them how much they have raised for it.   (And when they haven’t,  I will sneak into their homes and shave their beards FOR them.)

Additionally, I am strongly considering putting on my OKCupid profile that if I start dating you and you have decided to participate in No-Shave November..  I, too, will participate in No-Shave November… you know.. for prostate cancer awareness.    I’d be willing to bet if that happened, Novembeard would end early.



7 Responses to “No-Shave November / Novembeard / Movember”

  1. sofreespirit80 October 30, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    I completely agree. I Hate Movember. Some facial hair just doesn’t look right on some guys. Example: I met a guy last year at the end of September. Looked ok, met up a couple times. Met up with halfway thru Movember and he has the stupidest mustache I’ve ever seen. I joked about him shaving it and he said he was going to keep it…and he did. Needless to say, I pulled the “Fade” on him. A bit shallow…but I’m ok with it.


    • Soon2BeCatLady October 30, 2012 at 1:54 am #

      I’d be more accepting if he was raising money.. but.. most of them don’t..


      • cafeaulait13 October 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

        There’s a reason for No Shave November?! Who knew?

        I should join them though. You know, for the cause.


  2. Tomato Spammer November 2, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    I don’t mind if ladies join in. I don’t know about tying it to cancer though (I hate those FB messages girls do once a year for breast cancer). Personally I think it’s great to step back and recognize that humans are beautiful natural, instead of the constant drive to look less and less human in order to be considered attractive. I especially dislike the move to make guys look more feminine, and women more barbie. I hear that’s mostly American, though, so I guess I can move if it bugs me.

    FYI, pretty sure that’s why I’m single currently.


  3. Tired of the inequality November 5, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    Hey Ladies, put your big girl panties on and deal with it. We out up with all kinda crap for your causes, They may not be collecting money for the cause, but they are making people aware. You have all these pink bow things all over the place, and not just for one month, to spread awareness of breast cancer.


    • Soon2BeCatLady November 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      We’ve PURCHASED the pink thing. It went to research.. That’s all I’m saying.. Raise money for it if you’re going to do it.



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