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'Movember' Is 'Divisive, Gender Normative, Racist'? (it's racist for whites to have moustaches)
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Posted on 12/02/2013 9:45:28 AM PST by chessplayer

Poor Matt Lauer and Al Roker: they spent November growing out beards on NBC for “Movember,” to promote men's health, but the British magazine New Statesman has announced “Movember is divisive, gender normative, racist and ineffective against some very real health issues.”

RedState’s Erick Erickson tweeted “You cannot parody the left. You just can't. You may think it is parody, but damned if they don't one up you.” Apparently moustaches are for minorities:

So what message does Movember convey to those whose moustaches are more-or-less permanent features? With large numbers of minority-ethnic men—for instance Kurds, Indians, Mexicans—sporting moustaches as a cultural or religious signifier, Movember reinforces the “othering” of “foreigners” by the generally clean-shaven, white majority. Imagine a charity event that required its participants to wear dreadlocks or a sari for one month to raise funds—it would rightly be seen as unforgivably racist.

Arianne Shahvisi writes it’s also unfair to “trans men” who can’t grow moustaches well:

Further, the inclusivity of Movember deserves examination. For one, only men (and even then, only some men) can grow a moustache. The decision to focus on the moustache to raise awareness of men's health issues might seem like an apposite one (though there's no obvious relationship between moustaches and cancers), but it reinforces the regressive idea that masculinity is about body chemistry rather than gender identity, and marginalises groups of men who may struggle to grow facial hair, such as trans-men.

She concludes:

One of the Movember mantras is: “Real men, growing real moustaches, talking about real issues”. The slogan is as misguided as its campaign: Movember is divisive and gender normative, not least because it centres on the notion that there is such a thing as a “real” man; it is racist, inasmuch as it steamrollers over the cultural significance of the moustache (and thereby ignores what the campaign means for the men who really have moustaches); and it is non-optimal, because it does not tackle—in fact it only compounds—the very real health issues that hurt the men we love.


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Got the whole list. It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to have beards and or moustaches.
1 posted on 12/02/2013 9:45:28 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I know I should just laugh at them, but I really, really hate these people.


2 posted on 12/02/2013 9:47:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer
ahahah transphobic...now theres a CLASSIC indeed.


3 posted on 12/02/2013 9:47:29 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: chessplayer

Let’s face it.

Being white is racist.


4 posted on 12/02/2013 9:47:49 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: chessplayer

Apparently I’ve been racist since I was a teenager.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 9:48:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

I may have to grow one then.


6 posted on 12/02/2013 9:48:14 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: chessplayer
Got the whole list. It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to have beards and or moustaches.

All the hair on my face is undocumented sideburns.

7 posted on 12/02/2013 9:49:10 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: chessplayer

Please tell me this is satire.


8 posted on 12/02/2013 9:50:00 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Be sure to do that during No Shave November!


9 posted on 12/02/2013 9:50:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: chessplayer

“... and marginalises groups of men who may struggle to grow facial hair, such as trans-men.”

Uh-Oh. My son and I both had pretty lame moustaches last Movember. Does that mean that we are “trans-men”?


10 posted on 12/02/2013 9:50:30 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: chessplayer

I guess I’ll be sure to participate next year.


11 posted on 12/02/2013 9:51:14 AM PST by MNDude
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To: chessplayer
It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to have beards and or moustaches.

It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to do ANYTHING except be activists for minority, feminist, or gay causes. Even then, according to Critical Race Theory, they still be racist.

I say, screw it. I don't even bother to try to get approval from the Left any more. Haven't for a long time.

12 posted on 12/02/2013 9:51:59 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: chessplayer

This latest case of leftist idiocy only proves that no matter how crazy you think they are, they still haven’t plumbed the depths of crazydom.


13 posted on 12/02/2013 9:52:07 AM PST by driftless2
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To: chessplayer

I have facial hair, one of them... dang mole.... I pull that damned thing out everytime it decides to grow out again.....


14 posted on 12/02/2013 9:52:13 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why?

Because of Thanksgiving, which is the holiday that is a repudiation of collectivism in all of its forms.

Collectivism by its energy is feminine.


15 posted on 12/02/2013 9:52:23 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: chessplayer
It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to exist.

They are trying to lay the foundations for an eventual genocide. They've gotten further than I ever would have expected.

16 posted on 12/02/2013 9:53:27 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: skeeter

Well they do continuously prove the Left are idiots and on a very professional level I might add...


17 posted on 12/02/2013 9:53:31 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: driftless2

I’m double racist. Even my stache is white.


18 posted on 12/02/2013 9:53:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator
Please tell me this is satire.

Sadly, no.

19 posted on 12/02/2013 9:53:55 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: skeeter

Isn’t being against men with beards being “Islamophobic”......?

Guess the moron didn’t think of that...

So if you are not Homophobic you are islamophobic???

I guess everyone should feel guilty and ashamed until we all slit our own throats in solidarity to the piled on liberal guilt....

I don’t think so!


20 posted on 12/02/2013 9:54:23 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG
Like the guy in the story said, there just is no way to parody the Left.

But as ridiculous as they are they still rule our lives.

21 posted on 12/02/2013 9:56:00 AM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer
How will the Duck Dynasty guys react to this revalation ?
22 posted on 12/02/2013 9:56:37 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: chessplayer

One mustachioed meanie here. Haven’t seen my upper lip since 1971, and I intend to keep it that way; untrimmed and in its full natural and curvaceous glory. Girlie men and malcontent skirts are free to just to step aside, or go off in a snit.


23 posted on 12/02/2013 9:57:19 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: chessplayer

Well, at least you are a whitish Jewish male with a beard.

I’m basically evil incarnate.


24 posted on 12/02/2013 9:58:04 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: cripplecreek

My hair is brown, my soup strainer is white. Uh oh!


25 posted on 12/02/2013 9:58:06 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: paterfamilias

I don’t know: Chastity Bono has a pretty good beard.


26 posted on 12/02/2013 9:58:21 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Jewbacca

are= aren’t


27 posted on 12/02/2013 9:58:47 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: chessplayer
Further, the inclusivity of Movember deserves examination. For one, only men (and even then, only some men) can grow a moustache.

Oh yeah...my sister in law would beg to differ.

28 posted on 12/02/2013 9:59:30 AM PST by pgkdan (Stay Calm and Cruz on! Ted Cruz for President in 2016!)
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To: PapaBear3625

This is where the left will ultimately fail, they will ‘get in our face’ about so many things that we (I already have done this) as a majority, will say stick this up your puckered anal orifice and DIE! The more we do this the better and then we ignore all of the stupid PETA tricks and stop worrying about offending the most easily offended.


29 posted on 12/02/2013 10:01:31 AM PST by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: paterfamilias

So lets get this straight, in one year, the Left wormed their way into the Boy Scouts, have tried to get the mental health profession to declare pedophelia as a “lifestyle” or “condition” that can be treated, integrated themselves into our military while “real men” that were pulled, had several professional athletes come out and announce they’re gay, have tried to sissify professional football, and now this crap?

I think I see a pattern here. I sort of feel like distributing Playboys in the gay district and tainting all the Preparation H with Ben Gay for some reason. I don’t know why though...: )


30 posted on 12/02/2013 10:01:52 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Mr. Jeeves
"It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to exist. They are trying to lay the foundations for an eventual genocide. They've gotten further than I ever would have expected."

That was my first thought, too. They have already devalued a white man's life. The MSM always skews reporting against whites. Holder and Obama have encouraged black on white crime like the knock out game and polar bear hunting. How soon will it get even worse?

31 posted on 12/02/2013 10:02:22 AM PST by Truth29
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To: chessplayer
but it reinforces the regressive idea that masculinity is about body chemistry rather than gender identity, and marginalises groups of men who may struggle to grow facial hair, such as trans-men.

She concludes:

One of the Movember mantras is: “Real men, growing real moustaches, talking about real issues”.

the operative phrase is 'REAL MEN'. No matter what the freak who wrote this chooses to belive, 'trans men' are NOT 'real men'...period!

32 posted on 12/02/2013 10:02:45 AM PST by pgkdan (Stay Calm and Cruz on! Ted Cruz for President in 2016!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I don’t know: Chastity Bono has a pretty good beard.

So does Oamao but her name is Moochelle...: )


33 posted on 12/02/2013 10:03:51 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: chessplayer

“For one, only men can grow a moustache.”

Obviously writer does not have a Sicilian grandmother.


34 posted on 12/02/2013 10:04:23 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: tacticalogic

“All the hair on my face is undocumented sideburns.”

You need a border fence near the ear.


35 posted on 12/02/2013 10:06:22 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: chessplayer

What about pornstaches? Are they only sexist?


36 posted on 12/02/2013 10:07:22 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: chessplayer
People are not gendered.

Words are gendered. People are sexed.

Applying grammatical categories to people is illogical and is meant to cause confusion.

37 posted on 12/02/2013 10:07:39 AM PST by wideawake
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To: chessplayer
not least because it centres on the notion that there is such a thing as a “real” man

The Ruling Elites don't want "real men" as citizens. They want genderless drones as subjects.

The System is specifically anti-male, anti-white, and anti-Christian and will promote anyone who is the same. Its the only way a malcontent like this insane writer can get a job shoveling out her pablum.

We have to regain control of the System and to do that we have to correctly identify who controls it now and remove them.

38 posted on 12/02/2013 10:07:48 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Into the Vortex

I hope they would deal with them like they did the beaver dam...lol


39 posted on 12/02/2013 10:08:22 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: chessplayer

wait...doesn’t that mean the well-endowed females are discriminatory during breast cancer awareness month? (ducking)


40 posted on 12/02/2013 10:09:46 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: chessplayer

Wow. Pinging for later ridicule.


41 posted on 12/02/2013 10:15:06 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: chessplayer
Got the whole list. It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to have beards and or moustaches.

In that case, liberal and leftists must despise Karl Marx, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin, John Dewey, Edward Bellamy, Jerry Rubin, etc.

42 posted on 12/02/2013 10:16:38 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Arianne Shahvisi is get this....an assistant professor at The “American” University of Beirut, looks like she might be Muslim (maybe Hindu), and is a “reporter” (blogger) for www.newstatesman.com. Anyone else see the rich irony here? Probably working for another one of those faux conservative propaganda sites.

http://aub.academia.edu/ArianneShahvisi


43 posted on 12/02/2013 10:19:21 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: chessplayer; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
White fat cats have moustaches.



44 posted on 12/02/2013 10:20:42 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chessplayer

Good.

I am a Heterosexual White Male with a goatee and a mustache. Gun owning, weight lifting, muscle car hobbyist, viola playing, computer nerd.

Probably will be until I die too.

I make no apologies and think bitter b*tches, like the waste of estrogen that wrote the original screed, need to just get a life.


45 posted on 12/02/2013 10:20:58 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: chessplayer

Idiocracy has come to pass.

This article proves that we are into the “sequel stage”.

“Idiocracy Too: It Gets Even Worse”


46 posted on 12/02/2013 10:21:49 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: PapaBear3625
*It's racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic for white men to have beards and or moustaches.*

Oh, I SEE!

It's the same “thinking” that lead to the EPA calling CO2 a toxin. Everything you do causes CO2 to emit, therefore anytime anyone does anything, they are making the Sun scorch the Earth!

Yikes!

Genius has a limit: Stupidity is unlimited

47 posted on 12/02/2013 10:24:57 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: chessplayer; Lazamataz

Movember






I, for one, am doing my bit for men's health issues!

ML/LTOS


48 posted on 12/02/2013 10:25:27 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: skeeter

Still waiting for the left to point out that a certain race voted damn near exclusively for Obama. Twice. Such a voting pattern doesn’t mate to the typical left/right split in this country so it must be..... wassssis!


49 posted on 12/02/2013 10:25:43 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: chessplayer

Letssee, IOW, some men don’t have the necessary amount of testosterone nor the requisite sizable equipment to facilitate beard growth; thus it’s hurtful and not inclusive to all men, including womyn and eunuchs. That about right?


50 posted on 12/02/2013 10:27:23 AM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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