Movember: A Love Story

If you’ve been confused by the growing number of men showing off stubble this month, let me reassure you – it has little to do with the oncoming threat of snow.

It’s Movember, a month where men grow moustaches to build awareness for prostate-cancer research.

And, I have to say, I’m in love.

No, I don’t love the feeling of stubble on my cheek or have a quarter-life urge to take home a mountain man – despite recent findings by scientific journal Evolution and Human Behavior, which state that women see men with facial hair as more attractive than their clean-shaven counterparts.

In fact, I abhor stubble. But I’m in love with the simple fact that Movember has lightened up the act of raising money for men’s health. This is no somber vigil or all-day walkathon. It’s an act of raising awareness that is easily integrated into a man’s everyday life. One that is happily tweeted, Instagrammed, and discussed around dinner tables, over cubes, and in locker rooms.

Movember has achieved exactly what it set out to do: get people talking. And for that, all seasonal-moustache touters should be proud.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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November 12, 2013