November did not only kick off the beginning of Thanksgiving feels and festivities, but it also marked the start of the annual mustache and beard trend. Every November, thousands of men spend the month growing mustaches and beards to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical inactivity. Many beard and mustache growers, as well as men and women supporters have taken to Twitter to reveal their own journey and support of those growing facial hair. The majority of tweets feature pictures of men flaunting their facial hair or reasons why they are participating in Movember, with the addition of a link to their fundraising site and the hashtag “#Movember.” Many tweets by women who are unable to grow facial hair talk about the importance of Movember and ask for donations.
Some tweets, however, show people’s opposition towards Movember. Many of these tweets are not in opposition of the cause, but of the growing of beards and mustaches. This might stem from the fact that some people, especially women, may be unaware of Movember’s cause. The good thing about the hashtag is that if someone is unaware of the cause for Movember, they can easily figure it out by viewing other people’s tweets.
The Facial Hair Supporters
The Facial Hair Opposers