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Oh.

Why can’t a man  grow a fun moustache for the benefit of his fellow man?

John Gallen bristles:

I thought this was a bit rich coming from Feminists of Dublin on the first day of Movember, and one day after Breast Cancer Awareness month. How many gimmicks have been seen from Feminism in raising awareness over the years…. more than you can shake a stick at?

There are so many gimmicks around breast cancer awareness they have to write about how to avoid them and donate effectively.

Yet, when a men’s movement on raising awareness of cancers that kill more men than breast cancer kills women… it’s gimmicky… why so damned hypocritical, why not practice what they preach?

The anecdotes in those tweets, and the “I feel” or “seem” perspective rather than facts is beyond any self awareness …the hypocrisy, the disdain, the pettiness is laughable.

The attempt at distinguishing men’s mental health issues from women’s and how the tweeter employs competitive victimhood (it’s a modern-feminism thing) in how the awareness of these is raised is just shocking…

FIGHT!

Movember

UPDATE:

Feminists of Dublin writes:

I’d like to reply, – pass this on to John Gallan if you wish, he doesn’t seem to want to talk to me over twitter.

Actually I’d like you to take it down as I now will probably have to deal with a bunch of abusive tweets but I’m betting you won’t.

So lets look at the lovely message john wrote:

” I thought this was a bit rich coming from Feminists of Dublin on the first day of Movember, and one day after Breast Cancer Awareness month. How many gimmicks have been seen from Feminism in raising awareness over the years…. more than you can shake a stick at? There are so many gimmicks around breast cancer awareness they have to write about how to avoid them and donate effectively.”

‘m actually not a fan of breast cancer awareness month, I think it a silly gimmick where far too little money goes to actual breast cancer research and people don’t talk enough about how to self exam. Pink T shirts don’t save lives. medical advances do. I actually have have a lot of family history of breast cancer. Its very likely in my future.

“Yet, when a men’s movement on raising awareness of cancers that kill more men than breast cancer kills women… it’s gimmicky… why so damned hypocritical, why not practice what they preach?”

well firstly I never advocated for breast cancer awareness month, I haven’t tweeted about it whatsoever. I kind of ignore it. So I don’t see how I, as an individual am a hypocrite for some someone else does?

“The anecdotes in those tweets, and the “I feel” or “seem” perspective rather than facts is beyond any self awareness …the hypocrisy, the disdain, the pettiness is laughable.”

I chose to tweet some of my personal thoughts, and made an effort to clarify I was not saying this was some kind of feminist gospel . The disdain is completely imaged by John it seems. My entire point was that Movember doesn’t raise as much money as it could.

The attempt at distinguishing men’s mental health issues from women’s and how the tweeter employs competitive victimhood (it’s a modern-feminism thing) in how the awareness of these is raised is just shocking…

Its odd how when I pointed out how a campaign for men’s mental health separates itself from women’s mental health issues I am accused of being guilty of doing just that?

Its a perfectly valid observation, the movemeber website even talks about how it its literally on the website that they believe they need to distinguish men’s health issues from women’s (in mental health, I get that prostates are a whole other story)

I’m ultimately disappointment that my unassuming tweets are being reposted on the site frames as some kind of anti-men attack.

I kind of expected better.

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Free today?

Will Secor writes:

Whether you’re craving a quick banger or simply looking to spice up your lunch life, Big Mickey’s Pop-Up has the sausage you need. Come taste our delicious Mickey’s between 11am and 4pm, today only, in Temple Bar’s Market Square, Dublin 2

All proceeds from the day will go to Movember Ireland, a charity devoted to men’s health. The Movember Foundation focuses on the biggest issues affecting men’s health, including prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

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For the week that’s in it.

Talking is good.

Each week in Ireland we have, on average, ten suicides, eight of which are men.

Owen Sharp, Movember Foundation CEO writes:

“We wanted to create a powerful piece of content that would ignite important conversation about suicide, the complex issues that surround it and what everyone can do to address it. Conversations that we hope will save lives and prevent the far-reaching and painful consequences for the families, friends and communities of the men tragically lost every day. It’s an uncomfortable conversation, but it’s one that needs to be had, here in Ireland and around the world.”

Movember Ireland

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Get your laughing gear around that, lads.

You still have time to make The Designer.

Tom Melby, of Clippers Ireland, writes:

“To mark the 15th year of Movember I created this infographic. To date, 1.9 million men worldwide have donated their upper lips to help fundraise and raise awareness for Prostate Cancer while, globally, more than €215 million has been raised.

Clippers Ireland

 

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“In light of an article published in the Sunday Business Post, dated 08.06.14 we have detailed the facts on how Movember raises and spends funds as they were supplied to the newspaper but not detailed in the article. As a result we feel that the article did not accurately represent how funds are allocated. Movember is incredibly proud of its low fundraising ratio which we work hard to achieve, as in reality the Irish Movember campaign’s fundraising costs are 6% not 23% as stated. We believe this ratio demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that maximum funds are directly invested in men’s health programmes across Ireland and the world…”

Financial summary Ireland for Movember (Movember.com)

Previously: *bristle*