December 13, 2012
Women Take On Movember With Decembeaver
Women want their own stunt to support cancer. Either that or they’re looking for an excuse not to shave. (Yes, I’m talking about down there.)
I’m sure you’ve heard of Movember. “(The month formerly known as November) Is a mustache growing charity event held during November each eyar that raises funds and awareness for men’s health.”
If you watch the NFL, you’ve surely seen it. Quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, and Blaine Gabbert, were some of the most noteworthy mustaches on tv lately. (Jeff Fisher has a mustache year-round, that doesn’t count in my book.)
The whole idea is to grow a goofy mustache in hopes of having people ask you “WTF dude?” To which you reply something to the effect of it being an attempt to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health.
Thanks to the remarkable efforts by Susan G. Komen For a Cure, awareness for breast cancer is everywhere from yogurt packages and potato chips, to again, the NFL, so men had to give it a shot. Seeing your favorite tight end draped in neon pink gloves, shoes, arm bands, and other accessories, makes it pretty obvious: breast cancer is a big deal, and we’ve got to do something about it.
It’s no coincidence that cancer awareness seems to be all over the field on Sunday, football is the most watched program on TV nowadays (as mentioned in the blog Chicks Watch Football), but I digress.
Let’s not forget about all the other cancers. I’m a fan of breasts just as much as the next guy, but the next guy might have prostate cancer, so let’s show him some love with a bitchin’ Ron Jeremy ‘stache.
We, as men, can’t be bested by women-even if it is for a noble cause. Enter Movember.
The problem is breast cancer awareness is for the cause. Movember is sort of narcissistic, so now it’s the ladies’ turn.
Decembeaver is an attempt to best the men. A one-up attempt at raising cancer awareness, in which women go on strike from shaving their pubic hair.
As shown in this YouTube video, a few reality TV personalities, and other people who I’m unfamiliar with, make light of cancer awareness in order to get people to give.
Many people got their panties in a bunch, but although it’s making light of something very serious, it’s not in an attempt to poke fun at cancer; it’s a noble cause masked in comedy. Everybody likes to laugh, right? They even have a link to guide folks to donate.
While I’m sure there will be a few people to jump on the bandwagon, there’s no way in hell this’ll actually take off. Hopefully it raises a few eyebrows, and more importantly, a few dollars.
I think it’s more of an attempt at revenge. I personally participated in Movember, and took it as far as not shaving at all. I’ve had a bald fade haircut since I was twelve, and kept a well groomed goatee for the last 4-5 years, so no hair cut + no shaving + a flannel shirt for the winter = me looking something like a less muscular lumberjack.
My wife a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y hates it.
She’s never even mentioned Decembeaver, and she’s already threatened the same treatment in response. It’s just an attempt at a noble cause masked in comedy with a warm juicy revenge flavored filling.
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