EMU Blog

Nov 06 2012

No Shave November…Why?

by Sarah Drabik

In a not-so-eventful morning in the Starbucks line, I overheard a group of girls talking behind me. While one complained to the others about her boyfriend and how she hates November because “he doesn’t shave even though I tell him too”, the others nodded and agreed without a second thought.

Now, there are so many things wrong about this situation:

  1. Girl – haven’t you seen “The Ugly Truth”? Gerard Butler tells us that “for men, self-improvement ends at toilet training,” so this means that he’s going to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
  2. If you have that much control over him, you should probably re-evaluate your relationship – just throwing that out there.
  3. Have you asked him why he’s participating in No-Shave-November? For many, it’s about Prostate and Testicular Cancer Awareness.

In the past, student organizations on Eastern’s campus have donated their beards for auction, where the highest bidder gets to shave the beards of individual participants with all proceeds going toward men’s health groups. Or maybe he joined the Mo Bros – something similar, but not the same, as No-Shave-November. This initiative was brought to EMU’s campus by the men of Delta Tau Delta. Instead of rockin’ a beard, they decide to sport a moustache for the month of November (or Movember). Their Movember is filled with fundraising events, like a spaghetti dinner on November 13th (https://www.facebook.com/events/456113927764232/). Movember has thousands of supporters from across the globe and more information can be found at http://us.movember.com/about/ .

Now, if the above information hasn’t given you something to think about, here’s one final thought – all of October (and throughout the year), millions of men support the ta-tas and Breast Cancer Awareness efforts, I think we can support 30 days of scruff.

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