‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Did You Shave Today? It’s the First Day of Movember!

This year, grow a moustache that you can be proud of.
Today marks the first day of “Movember,” a month where men set aside shaving their face to bring awareness about men’s health. As we stand right now, men die on average six years earlier than women for a variety of reasons. This year’s campaign, the Movember Foundation is asking men and women to:

  • Grow: Grow a moustache or support someone who can.
  • Move: Make a commitment to get active.
  • Host: Host an event to help raise awareness.

“Many of our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing health crisis in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health, and without people talking, and taking action, nothing will change. The Movember Foundation understands this, and by sparking conversations and engaging with men where they are, the Foundation hopes to drive this change,” says Mark Hedstrom, SVP of Global Operations at the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation has been active since 2003 and since that time, more than $710 million has been raised and 1,200 men’s health projects have been funded in 21 countries. The three biggest issues that the Movember Foundation wants to tackle:

  • Prostrate Cancer: 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease
  • Testicular Cancer: About 8,720 new cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year
  • Mental Health: Men are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than women and about 87 men take their own life each year.

Join the movement for men’s health by signing up to Grow, Move or Host at Movember.com

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