Not Just For the Men: No Shave November is Also for the Ladies

Yesterday morning I looked at my husband’s handsome-ungroomed-face and said, “Umm, are you trying to grow a full beard?” (He’s normally just a mustache-and-goatee guy.) I was a little concerned because I rather like his facial hair just the way it is, thankyouverymuch.”Not really,” he said, “but it’s No Shave November.”

Uhhh, what about No Shave November for Females?

“OHHHHH! I said. Now it all makes sense. But before I had to agree with this rather chivalrous move, I had to say, “How dare you decide to participate in No Shave November without consulting me??” (I have no right to ask. I mean…my legs participate in No Shave November right on through March every year, I’ll be honest.) We managed to work that out, but then I was left wondering exactly what the purpose of No Shave November is. I had the vague notion that it was about male-specific cancer.

What is No Shave November for Females actually about?

After our conversation, I decided to look into what No Shave November is actually about. For some reason, I was thinking it was all about prostate cancer awareness, which is important to me because my dad has prostate cancer, as does my uncle (my mom’s brother, so I’ve got it on both sides of the family!)

(Side note: my dad had his prostate removed in 2008 with his first occurrence. Did you know prostate cancer can come back even if you don’t have a prostate? it can, 30% of the time. My dad is one of the 30%.)


Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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