INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published November 01, 2012, 09:47 PM

More and more women want to join "No Shave November"

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- There's a trend men all over the nation are saying "no" to. More and more *women* taking part in "No Shave November," also known as "Movember."

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- There's a trend men all over the nation are saying "no" to. More and more *women* taking part in "No Shave November," also known as "Movember."

The man-driven celebration is to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Throughout October, from football to baseball games, you see the manliest of men sporting pink. Men who've obviously seen a great cause and want to take part. So it only makes sense women would take part in the manly month long holiday of "no Shave November" right?

Well some men aren't sold on the idea.

11 months out of the year there are a select few people who are socially accepted in our country sporting a nose scarf, you've got police officers, pilots, Tom Sellic and Ron Burgundy if in fact he's still reporting the news down in San Diego.

The origin of this month long holiday is hazy, some reports show it started in the 90s. But the power of social media recently helped "Movember" or "No Shave November" grow from a good laugh for a few guys to now a worldwide phenomenon.

We're talking facebook page's with thousands upon thousands of "members."

And apparently now more than ever women want in.

Michael Beatrez: "well I think they should be allowed I guess but I wouldn't promote it."

Michael Eide: "they can do it if they want to I guess but it's definitely not recommended"

One Fargo woman posted, "my legs are pretty excited to join you guys for No Shave November."

Joe Jacobson: "if we can do it why can't they?"

Andrew Hendricks: "i guess it should be allowed maybe not encouraged."

Charles Miller: "do you have a girlfriend yourself? I do and I'm glad she doesn't take part of that."

Maybe the addition of more women, will help local pubs raise more money for cancer initiatives.

Rhombus Guys donates part of its proceeds this month and then holds a blowout bash on the 30th so everyone can gloat on their accomplishment.

Ian Dickmeyer/GM Rhombus Guys: "It's just kind of a fun thing to do if anything it's a little less work to just not shave your upper lip for a whole month."

According to the National Cancer Institute, men between 20 and 39 are most prone to testicular cancer, about 8-thousand new patients are diagnosed every a year.

Tags: