Why I'll be clean-shaven in the month of November
Every November, we see pictures of hairy male faces all over the media. The more outrageous the facial hair, the better! It feels like a throwback to the 1970's, for those of us that can remember that far back. But my face won't be one of the hairy ones. It's my own personal objection to the tragedy of "Movember."
Men's health in general, and prostate cancer in particular, are serious issues, and I applaud the efforts of those who are trying to raise awareness and make a change for better health. Unfortunately, the vast majority of health "awareness" campaigns do little for prevention and focus primarily on early detection – or raising money for a someday "cure" – and I'm certain that raising funds to detect and treat cancer is a backwards way of making the change we wish to see in the world.