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!
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