Typically, No-Shave November–a cancer-awareness movement in which guys typically stop shaving their faces and grow out beards to the glee of some, arousal of others, and disappointment of most–is thought of as something that is supposed to be reserved exclusively for guys. It’s usually accompanied with iconography of bearded cartoon men and vaguely misogynistic memes, and the thought of girls taking part in it is generally frowned upon. But this, IMO, is high-key B.S. Shaving sucks for everyone, not just guys, first of all. Plus, according to the No-Shave November website, you can participate by “growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural, and skipping that waxing appointment.” Sounds like something you can do!
You are free to do whatever you would like with your body hair at any point of the year, of course–shave it, wax it, leave it, braid it into tiny little plaits as a ceremonial ritual to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice, whatever–but November is a great time to stop maintaining it altogether. The weather is colder, your chances of leg exposure are significantly lower than they might have been a year earlier, and lots of guys aren’t shaving, so why should you? If you need some convincing, check out these reasons why you should definitely paticipate in No Shave November this year:
1. It validates your October:
Yea no shave November the time where it's completely acceptable to not shave your legs even though I didn't do it in October either
— Megan Timmers (@MeganTimmers) November 1, 2016
2. And September:
hallo happy no shave November I don't think I've shaved my legs since September
— seasonal chips ? (@shrimpchips_) November 1, 2016
3. And, uh, entire past year and a half:
i havent shaved my legs in like over a year and a half get on my LEVEL #NoShaveNovember
— Winnie? (@flowerfauns) November 1, 2016
4. And prepares you for the whole winter:
Alright ladies, no shave November. Get those legs FURRY
Haha jk it’s no shave winter
— Byx (@MissByx) November 1, 2016
5. If you don’t have fleec-lined tights, it’s an easy, cheap substitute:
Almost no shave November! Ya know what that means?? My legs are gonna be nice and warm ?
— Silverado Babe (@liivfreeordie) October 20, 2016
6. Plus, it’s just…fun. A celebration, if you will:
No Shave November is coming up ladies, tonight's the last night to shave your legs before the celebration begins
— Taytay (@xotaylorwright) October 31, 2016
7. This speaks for itself:
— Ginger Wesson ? (@GingerWesson) November 1, 2016
8. And, obviously, it’s a great way to show any guy in your life who’s *actually* boss:
can't wait to flex on any male doing no-shave november by showing them my hairy legs.
— Farah Sheikh (@fshake) November 1, 2016
9. Especially if this happens:
— Bee. (@BumbleWitTheBee) October 23, 2016
10. And if you just hate beards, just, like, in general:
no. no. no. BEARDS ?? #NoShaveNovember ??
— Jordyn Jones ? (@JJJordynjones) November 1, 2016
11. But mostly? It’s a good way to annoy guys who say dumb things like this:
#NoShaveNovember, this does not apply to any girl out there. Strictly for the fellas, so let the beards flourish.
— Haroon t(•_•t) (@HaroonAmar) November 1, 2016
12. And this:
LADIES , #NoShaveNovember IS NOT FOR YOU , I REPEAT …. IT IS NOT FOR YOU ?
— Cordel ? (@__SenorGuapo) November 1, 2016
13. Cancer awareness is only for the men, ladies:
— j (@_nofilterjaay) November 1, 2016
14. Literally JK. Let them grow wild and free:
im all set with my hairy legs for #NoShaveNovember
— boo radley (@being_420) November 1, 2016
What are your thoughts on No Shave November? Will you be observing this year? Let us know in the comments!