HuffPo — Each November, thousands of male grow mustaches to bring awareness to men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer, in a campaign known as “Movember.” This year, a British woman with a pre-diagnosed medical condition grew a beard in support of the cause. Siobhain Fletcher, a 36-year-old from Leek, Staffordshire, was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) when she was just a teenager. PCOS is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PCOS can cause women to develop male-like characteristics, including abnormal hair growth on the face, stomach or chest. Some women who have joined the Movember or No-Shave November movement have faced disapproval, but Fletcher is pushing back against that. “Now it’s actually saying to the world, look, this isn’t a sideshow, I’m doing this to raise awareness for men’s cancer to stop families possibly losing a family member and also to help people with self-esteem issues to say, ‘It doesn’t matter,’” Fletcher said about growing a beard for Movember on “This Morning.” Adding, “People will still look as beautiful with facial hair as without it.”
Ding, ding, ding! We got a winner! The British chick with belly hair and a pile of pubes like John Holmes. Why not have a goatee to match?
But Siohain, and I think I speak on behalf of all males here, I’d rather get colon or prostate cancer than have to look at that gross mustache for another second. It’s repulsive. I respect what you’re pretending to do, honestly. Lord knows I wouldn’t slap on a pair of tits for the month of October even if it kept my mom from going metastatic. But here’s the thing, you’re not really doing this for men. You’re doing it for yourself. Piggy backing on our shit to show people with PCOS that they can be something other than the Bearded Lady at the circus. That society can accept them for who they are. When in fact, you’re dead wrong. When Movember is over on December 1st prostate cancer will still be deadly, the sun will rise, and your facial hair will still cause children and grown men to gasp in horror.