Skip to comments.'Movember' Is 'Divisive, Gender Normative, Racist'? (it's racist for whites to have moustaches)
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.
RedStates 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 menfor instance Kurds, Indians, Mexicanssporting 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 fundsit would rightly be seen as unforgivably racist.
Arianne Shahvisi writes its also unfair to trans men who cant 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.
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 tacklein fact it only compoundsthe very real health issues that hurt the men we love.
I know I should just laugh at them, but I really, really hate these people.
Let’s face it.
Being white is racist.
Apparently I’ve been racist since I was a teenager.
I may have to grow one then.
All the hair on my face is undocumented sideburns.
Please tell me this is satire.
Be sure to do that during No Shave November!
“... 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”?
I guess I’ll be sure to participate next year.
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.
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.
I have facial hair, one of them... dang mole.... I pull that damned thing out everytime it decides to grow out again.....
Because of Thanksgiving, which is the holiday that is a repudiation of collectivism in all of its forms.
Collectivism by its energy is feminine.
They are trying to lay the foundations for an eventual genocide. They've gotten further than I ever would have expected.
Well they do continuously prove the Left are idiots and on a very professional level I might add...
I’m double racist. Even my stache is white.
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!
But as ridiculous as they are they still rule our lives.
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.
Well, at least you are a whitish Jewish male with a beard.
I’m basically evil incarnate.
My hair is brown, my soup strainer is white. Uh oh!
I don’t know: Chastity Bono has a pretty good beard.
Oh yeah...my sister in law would beg to differ.
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.
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...: )
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?
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!
I dont know: Chastity Bono has a pretty good beard.
So does Oamao but her name is Moochelle...: )
“For one, only men can grow a moustache.”
Obviously writer does not have a Sicilian grandmother.
“All the hair on my face is undocumented sideburns.”
You need a border fence near the ear.
What about pornstaches? Are they only sexist?
Words are gendered. People are sexed.
Applying grammatical categories to people is illogical and is meant to cause confusion.
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.
I hope they would deal with them like they did the beaver dam...lol
wait...doesn’t that mean the well-endowed females are discriminatory during breast cancer awareness month? (ducking)
Wow. Pinging for later ridicule.
In that case, liberal and leftists must despise Karl Marx, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin, John Dewey, Edward Bellamy, Jerry Rubin, etc.
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.
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.
Idiocracy has come to pass.
This article proves that we are into the “sequel stage”.
“Idiocracy Too: It Gets Even Worse”
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!
Genius has a limit: Stupidity is unlimited
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!
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?