Like much of what passes for modern feminist discourse, this argument rests on no one in the world having a sense of humour...
'Some women have mistaken all this for FHM-style laddism. One feminist wrote on the blog Anatomically Incorrect: “The thing about Movember is that not only is it aesthetically offensive, it’s flat-out garden variety offensive”. Not only does Movember encourage men to style themselves in a way that the author does not find appealing, it also promotes “homosocial relationships” and “outdated” ideas of virility, by equating manhood with the ability to grow a moustache.
Like much of what passes for modern feminist discourse, this argument rests on no one in the world having a sense of humour. For the point of Movember is not to conform to “traditional masculine ideals” but to look slightly ridiculous. The idea is that your pathetic protuberance starts a conversation. Given that one in nine men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer (comparable to breast cancer), conversations are important. Often, the way that males approach serious subjects is through humour.'
Taken from an article on Movember for the Evening Standard.
I have long (lazily) held the opinion/assumption that the subject line is bang on.
Is it? Or am I just a lazy sexist male trying to devalue the gender equality movement....?