Student Paper Editor Claims Mustaches are Racist

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I’m not sure what the difference between identity politics and mental illness is anymore. I don’t think they do either.

The health and education editor of the student newspaper at one of Canada’s most prestigious universities has advised the world that Movember — the month-long pledge by men to grow hair above the upper lip to support men’s health awareness —  is “sexist, racist, transphobic, and misinformed.”

Let’s begin with transphobic. Which means it discriminates against women who have themselves mutilated so they can pretend to be men.

Haddad’s complaints about Movember are many. To begin with, he says, the concept discriminates against transgender people by linking masculinity “to secondary male characteristics, including having a prostate” and the ability to grow facial hair.

“To be completely clear, you don’t have to be a man to have a prostate, and you don’t have to have a prostate to be a man,” Haddad proclaims.

While women can’t grow a prostate (or be man), they can grow facial hair. And with the kinds of hormones being injected into the bodies of women who claim to be transgender men, they certainly do grow facial hair.

So Haddad is not only crazy. He’s also wrong.

The English and cultural studies major argues that Movember “implies an archaic view of gender that implies that only a male/female gender binary exists, and that you aren’t really a man if you don’t necessarily identify with that binary.”

Close encounters of the third kind? Is there a third non-binary sex we’re missing? Like Mowen? And can’t you be a third gender and still grow facial hair?

He asks: “How are people who do not identify with that binary and have a prostate supposed to partake in this cause?”

I don’t even…

Haddad claims Movember is also racist because black males are “twice as likely to develop” prostate cancer than white males yet most people celebrating Movember are white.

So mustaches are racist because black men are more likely to get prostate cancer.

Finally, Haddad aggressively claims that “campaigns like Movember help perpetuate” micro-aggressions–which he defines as “interactions between people of different races, genders, sexualities, and cultures that represent small acts of non-physical violence.”

I think this entire essay counts as a micro-aggression.

“Do some basic research, educate yourself on the issue, and think twice before growing a moustache this, or any other, November,” Haddad implores.

Because they’re racist. Just ask Billy Dee Williams.

  • Tim N

    Hey Hassad-
    how’s this for a ‘micro aggression”: Kiss my hairy (expletive deleted)

  • A Z

    Except for those few people who are born intersex, if you are born with a prostate, you are a man.

    “In 2002, female paraurethral glands, or Skene’s glands, were officially renamed the female prostate by the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology”

    “those expelled in prostatic fluid have better motility, longer survival and better protection of the genetic material.”

    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostate

  • A Z

    By using the same line of reasoning men who grow beards are ““sexist, racist, transphobic, and misinformed.”

    Yet will he talk to Muslims?

    • laura r

      beards may become illegal. except for muslims & trans men. OK? fit the agenda?

      • A Z

        It makes sense in a leftist/ 2-faced sort of way.

    • Tremendous

      If you read Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson he has an entire section bad around this premise, skewering academics

      • A Z

        A link would have been nice. I was wondering if I went looking for the book on the internet, if I might go down a rabbit hole.

        The book actually looks good.

        I also appreciate the author’s foresight. He wrote the book in 1999 or shortly before. That is he wrote it before 911.

        Now people should think about that!

  • A Z

    I literally heard about Morevember today on the radio about and already there is a liberal complaining about it.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Haddad and the Movemerists are all out to lunch. This is a loon calling the imbeciles nuts.

  • http://fdnyretiree.com/ Ed FDNYRetiree

    Liberal students are racist.

  • Marlin B. Newburn

    This is hilarious. This Haddad character has way too much time on his hands.

  • Biff Henderson

    Now I’m starting to feel guilty I wore a pink ribbon for ta-tas. What was I thinking? Where was Haddad’s article when all that pink was being splashed here and abouts? I’m sure I offended somebody and there’s no one to tell me whom I should apologize too.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    ““To be completely clear, you don’t have to be a man to have a prostate, and you don’t have to have a prostate to be a man,” Haddad proclaims.”

    As clear as our POTUS.

    If you don’t like your gender, you don’t have to keep your gender. That’s a promise I’ll keep.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “implies an archaic view of gender that implies that only a male/female gender binary exists, and that you aren’t really a man if you don’t necessarily identify with that binary.”

    Archaic means “always wrong.” Amiright?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Wait, if Myrus Ciley is “appropriating” by “twerking,” what do you call people that “appropriate” anatomy from “indigenously-gendered males?”

    Aren’t the “naturals” being harmed by this racist appropriation of distinct features of our indigenous gender culture?

    So in the end, I”m a victim too?

    This world of the left is so confusing. Ahh, but it’s a male dominated white supremacist world and therefore attacking white males is always the answer, not the problem. So it is coherent. Sort of.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Are mustache rides racist? =€

  • Dyer’s Eve

    Some people have nothing better to do, don’t they. Okay, here’s another generalisation: going to university turns you into a screaming, card-carrying, self-loathing Bolshevik. There! Oops… mayby it’s true.

  • m4253y

    The scary part of this Haddad (aka muslime) character is his hidden message. It is the same message of islime…tie in with all the varied characters in society who are ‘anti’ the ‘system’, curry their favour, fit in as one of the ‘harmed’ and simply entrench yourself (muslime) and your message (islam) into the leadership role of the ’cause’.

    What is worse? He is preaching at the altar of leftward radicalism (university) to the already converted (most professors and students). No doubt he received an A++.

  • Idl

    Do these folks wander down the street everyday, picking out “racist” things on everybody who is white whom they pass on the sidewalk? I think so. What a miserable, shriveled, little soul this man has!

    • Drakken

      Just wait until whitey goes yeah, I am racist to the core, whata ya going to do about it? LOL

  • Idl

    This yaya has facial hair himself. Doggone micro-aggressor.

    https://twitter.com/rblaksmith

    • ziggy zoggy

      A leftwing hypocrite. Shocker. Hodad also looks like a camel jockey. Probably a Psuedostinian, based on his boring tweets. I wonder if he thinks its racist get tea bagged.

      • Moa

        “Pseudostinian”, fantastic! I’m gonna commit more micro-aggressions and appropriate that term.

  • timpottorff

    At some point in the distant future, in a freedom-loving, post-Apocalyptic non-PC society, some scientific researcher will discover that leftist liberal thinking was caused by either a virus or bacterial growth on the brain.

  • Gee

    Translation Haddad squats in the bathroom and can’t grow a mustache to save his life

  • Mr. YumYums

    At Haddad’s article the Country Director of Movember Canada posted a 12 paragraph rebuttal in the comments that received 1293 ups and 3 downs. Sent Haddad right back to kindergarten. It was beautiful.

    http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2013/11/movember-as-micro-aggression/

  • Margolise

    So let me get this straight. Blacks are more likely than whites to get prostate cancer. Growing mustaches may raise awareness of prostate cancer and promote efforts to cure or prevent the disease. Whites are more likely than blacks to grow mustaches. Therefore, whites are racist. Just like the whites who marched for civil rights were racist. Yep, makes perfect sense.

  • fmobler

    It seems that MrMs Haddad is caught in the grip of panphobia.

    I have an ear hair that is as unwelcome has this pipsqueak’s opinion. What is the month for plucking? In solidarity with the anti-transphobia left of course.

  • ruralcounsel

    This kind of mental masturbation will end when people like Haddad have been booted out of school and have real world problems to deal with, such as finding food and shelter.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Haddad’s been kicked in the head by a tranny in a pony suit one too many times.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    The 50 percent statistic should be put in the context of mentally ill people being more likely to commit suicide.

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