Sue me, but I seriously don’t get the point in shaving for cancer.
They’re not even using the hair for wigs.
I mean yeah it looks damn bold and brave, but I think the ppl are getting way too much credit than they deserve. In contrary of being judged, mocked and ridiculed, girls going bald actually cast a very good light on themselves which defeats the whole perspective of shaving making one an outcast. I would only understand if you shave for personal reasons. If not, it’s just another way, that appears more appealing and respectable, to get attention isn’t it, by seeming like a kind-hearted compassionate soul who doesn’t care about her appearances and supports good causes.
How is Hair for Hope even a “good cause”. I just looked at their website and they say this:
Through this symbolic gesture of shaving bald, we aim to:
1. Create awareness of childhood cancer in Singapore
2. Show children with cancer and their families that they are not alone in their fight against cancer
3. Tell children with cancer that it is OK to be bald
4. Raise funds to help children with cancer and their families
5. Build a community of support for children with cancer and their families
And I say this:
1. And the point is? So that we know children also get cancer? So that we realize chemo makes one bald? To induce us to donate to some charity organization? Well, one good cause could be so that we could have the awareness and knowledge for early detection.
2. How in the world does this show they’re not alone in their fight. What do you ever accomplish by becoming bald except increase your own efficiency, save water etc. Doing RESEARCH on cancer IS. Technology is the only thing beyond the patient themselves that actually fights with their cancer with them together. They could advocate for the career choice to study cancer.
3. How’s that even close to an accurate representation of what they have to go through. I think, if I ever were to get cancer, being bald is the LEAST OF MY CONCERNS. I’d be more worried about whether I’m going to SURVIVE through this or not. And what’s ever not ok about being bald seriously o_o Hair is certainly not really important, especially today, like most of the pretty celebrity hairstyles in music videos and whatnot are wigs anyway.
4. If you believe in charity organizations’ legitimacy, transparency, being strictly non-profit, then this would be a valid point for you. I personally don’t. Won’t go into this here because it’s too long.
5. Okay if you know any families with children with cancer, why don’t you approach them personally and “build a community of support” and raise funds for them directly or something. If you’re so passionate about helping people suffering from cancer you could even look for these families proactively. I also don’t see what a community of support can do for a cancer patient. It’s possible that they need money but physical and emotional support from family and close friends should be enough. If I were terminally ill I’d want to be left alone by you all.
No offense whatsoever to shavees. I fully respect them and admire their decision. Just saying I feel that it’s no big deal, they’re not really heroes, and that they’re only making a real difference if there’s an intimate/personal motive i.e. someone close to them has cancer or something. I myself would have shaved (even though my parents did not permit) had I not seen no solid/concrete purpose in my doing so.