Gillette is running a contest, with the tag “Will you shave?” being a woman, I say no, but this the era of equality, and so Gillette offers an alternate. That we could write a blog post about the men in my life on the following theme,
- An instant when stubble came in the way of man’s chance to make a good impression.
- An instance when a well groomed look ensured that they struck gold on an opportunity given to them.
Well, Dad was clean shaven, yet very handsome.
My husband is very handsome too, this is not a wife speaking it is a fact, if he was not paranoid about his privacy I was plaster his photograph to prove it. He does sport a moustache and a French beard. His morning ritual would be both his favourite girlfriends giving him a peck on his cheek. Those were the days when he sported a full fledged beard. Until one day, the demanding 3 year old turned round and told him,”papi denaar naahi, tuzhi daadi tochtat” that translates to I shall not kiss you your beard pokes. Since then he has a French beard so neither of his daughters complain.
Even when one does have a moustache and beard a maintenance shave is necessary. However what I am talking about is about “Movember” the month of November dedicated to no shaving.
If you are wondering why I am writing about this in will you shave contest, it is because, Movember is about men’s health. We hear so much about menopause, breast cancer and cervical cancer, but we tend to overlook the prostrate cancer. Men also tend have heart attacks earlier.
Through the year when you are clean shaven or well groomed and finally one month is shave free it invites questions. Though I do not how things actually work there are people who sponsor the no-shave through November and the proceeds go to men’s health awareness drives. Including depression and mid life crisis.
Please, all the women out there clean shaven men, or well groomed men out there require care too.