Why do guys, and some girls, refuse to shave during the month of November? Well, it all started in Melbourne, Australia, where men wanted to raise awareness for prostate cancer…by growing their facial hair. Since this humble beginning, 1.1 million people have joined together worldwide to raise both money and awareness. In 2010, $7.5 million dollars was raised for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. $174 million has been raised to date.
But, this phenomenon typically has two sides to it: guys love it because they feel manly and are able to raise money for a good cause, while girls tend to hate it because, well, it’s not always the most attractive month of the year for guys. Still undecided where you stand? Here’s your very own pro/con list to guide you through what has become known as “Movember”:
Cons: There is no apparent answer to the question of how a guy can go from a “9” to a “5” just by his failure to pull off the “Ryan Gosling beard.” And words cannot even describe the unpleasant sharp, scratchy, and irritating effects that can be left after that too close for comfort contact.
So, as a notice to all guys, support the cause but try to at least maintain the animal on your face. Trust me, girls will definitely appreciate it! There’s nothing worse than seeing a cute guy, and then two weeks later, hardly being able to recognize him. Although only guys typically celebrate Movember, remember this, collegiates: if your guy wants to partake in No Shave November, you have an equal right to participate too. And, that’ll make him think twice about it come next November!
So, it seems, that while Movember supports a good cause, guys may want to look into another way to raise money and awareness. Say, like, Six Pack September. Now that sounds like a month we can all look forward to!