This was in my email box this morning...
Movember(formally known as November) is a month long fund raising event during which participants(almost always adult males) attempt to grow a luxurious and stylish moustache throughout the month. They also ask people to sponsor them for this event, and all monies raised go toward mens health issues and further research...
The rules are that at the start of the month the shaved smile must be photographed and posted, updates must be provided for donating parties, and at the end of the month the results must be photographed and displayed. In addition Participants may organise a Movember party do display the completed Mo!
Fun fun fun
Wow never heard of such a thing. Interesting idea. The cynic in me however, says historically most research was geared toward men's health issues until the last decade or so. Most research into diseases and disorders were of male subjects, and therefore treatment for same centered around men's health.
I'm interested to know what uniquely male diseases were well researched up until a decade ago.
(As yet they haven't found a cure for turning on the gene that makes a man put down the toilet seat )
I beg your pardon for not expressing myself well. Up until the last decade (or maybe 2 decades; the less young I get the faster time goes by and distorts my perceptions of same), research subjects were skewed male. Therefore findings and resulting treatments were biased toward males. Heart disease is one example that is widely cited in the literature.
And if you were just joking, never mind. Toilet seat gene would be worthwhile. But I'd be interested in the gene that jumps over the part where any idea that is the wife's idea is unimpressive. If we could just skip to the part that usually happens later when the husband thinks it's his idea...
I was joking in part. The bit about the toilet seat.
Not to make this a heated debate so I'll throw in a smiley face so you know I'm not being Mr Cranky <-- See, smiley face... but isn't heart disease something that effects both sexes?
I was thinking more in terms of strictly female diseases versus strictly male diseases.
Breast cancer gets a lot of attention, and deservedly so. Prostrate cancer on the other hand hasn't had the same sort of publicity.
Raising funds for more research is always a good thing, but if nothing else if it raises the level of awareness then it should be encouraged. Typically, males don't go see a doctor to do check ups for things like prostrate glands. Pap smears are constantly advertised and pushed (and deservedly so) but getting guys into the swing of regular check ups benefits not only men, but society as a whole.
Look, another smiley face -->
Thank you for not being heated
My point about cardiac disease is that the etiology, sequale, morbidity and mortality are different for men and women. Prevention and treatment therefore should be different. And actually I can’t claim it as “my point”. I’ve been exposed to this info multiple times.
I agree that anything that raises attention and awareness of serious health issues, supports research etc is great.
I also agree with you about attention to breast cancer vs prostate cancer. Not to diminish the seriousness of breast cancer. Prostate cancer is a really good example BTW I’ve heard multiple physicians say that all men would get prostate cancer if they lived long enough. I’ve never heard that said about breast cancer. (And I’ve seen many breast cancer clients.) I’d say personally I know as many men with prostate cancer as I do women with breast cancer.
Finally, I’m all for anything that encourages facial hair on men
I'm with you RM I just love facial hair on a guy.
Darkside you're absolutely right about most men not taking their health as serious as they should. The more awareness in all male or female health problem is raised the better.
We all need to learn to turn the radio down and listen to the rumbles coming from 'the old car'. And that it's actually a good idea to 'complain' about ailments. (If I had a dime for every client that told me "I don't like to complain".)
I think it sounds like a lot of fun for the moustache growers. Anything to address health issues can be a good thing.
*looks at husband dozing in recliner* Then there are those who you can only grow oddly spaced tufts and should remain clean shaven.
What a fun idea! In today's world anything that can make a profit for a cause and be fun at the same time, seems to get folks fired up and getting folks involved is a good thing.
Loving MOvember.. my MO grows stronger by the minute.
I wanted to get involved, but my 6th form forced me to shave it off -.-
I had never heard of this until this weekend. The guys my daughter attends school with (University) call in No Shave November.
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