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Thirty Days Of Hair: We’re Joining The No-Shave November Movement

We’re calling bullshit to the people are labeling this a ‘men’s only’ movement, and embarking on our own no-shaving journey.

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November is here and aside from digging in those storage boxes for our winter coats, we are also ditching the shaving kits and embracing the hairier things in life. That’s right, it’s No-shave November and we’re calling bullshit to the people are labeling this a ‘men’s only’ movement. In high school, this might have been a silly competition to see who could grow out their beard the longest, but let’s be real, it’s way more significant than that. For those who were unaware, No-shave November was established to bring awareness to the effects of cancer by embracing the hair we have, which many cancer patients lose as a result of chemo-therapy and other effects of cancer treatments. The idea is to take the money that you would use shaving and grooming an donate it towards research and facilities for those working on a cure and those fighting cancer. So every November, we see boys transform into full-bearded men and to be honest, it’s truly an endearing and inspirational sight, but we girls are looking to get in on the action too. A lot of women have joined the fight against cancer by cutting some of their hair and donating it to organizations that create wigs for cancer patients, and while that’s a great gesture, who’s to say we can’t participate in the no-shaving festivities as well?

Well, this year Pussy Whipped is joining the movement. We will not be shaving our underarms, legs, arms, or pubic areas for the next thirty days and not going to lie, this is a little scary. I personally, have not participated in not shaving my body in November or in any month for that matter. I’ve always believed that shaving your underarms was hygienic, and although I’ve gone some time without shaving my underarms or pubic area, I’ve always cleaned it up because it made me feel cleaner and healthier. But many feminists would disagree with the idea of shaving altogether, saying that it complies with gender norms that suggest women have to look and behave a particular way.

But there’s no one, right view of a feminist, so we’re testing this shaving strike out for a number of different reasons. Stay tuned as we embark on this no-shaving voyage as a stand against cancer and an exploration of feminism through a ‘beauty’ lens.

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