It doesn't take much to refuse. Just a simple: "no thanks" or "not for me thanks".
Do you know what the most interesting thing is? None of the harpies - not one - has asked me why not.
So the women are pushing this like a drug, with support from the pussified men dressed in pink - it's to puke. Give, give, give, give money to show your support - it's for women's breast cancer. Come on, man up! It's practically a little social event at work, with cute costumes and cute cooking and the like. The cooing gaggle of girls makes me roll my eyes.
Movember in contrast: the men grow a moustache. They have to collect pledges, it's not handed out to them "just because" - nor is there any expectation of that. Finally, we have to endure the smartass comments from the women's brigade while we're doing this - and they do very little to show any kind of support.
Fun facts to think about (in America alone) -
Breast cancer: 232,340 women are expected to be diagnosed in 2013
Prostate cancer: 238,590 men are expected to be diagnosed in 2013
Radical surgery is prescribed for prostate cancer, side-effects being incontinence for at least a time - and possibly impotence. Worse: it has been found that radical surgery does nothing more than a simple close watch on the situation can do. There's a silent shit-storm going on in the medical community about it at this time: a lot of money, millions of dollars, is gonna fly away from some of these surgeons. I wonder how few are having a crisis of conscience.
Breast Cancer Awareness - this awareness being constantly rammed down our throats is the biggest cancer of all. Slick advertising, pamphlets, paying telemarketers to call for donations, big thank-you's on the TV, paying the staff who have to administer and track everything - all money that doesn't go to it's stated recipients. Myself, I like that my taxes go towards public health: there's my charity, paid on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis.
It is a sick, twisted, poisonous society that we live in.
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Already, pictures of guys painting their nails with pink nail polish or wearing pink tutu's are doing the rounds. Ugh. It's not even lunchtime yet, stop putting me off my food!