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To not get no make-up nomination?

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losercruiser Tue 18-Mar-14 20:01:06

Everyone knows what neknomination is, and now no make-up nomination is doing the rounds.

Whilst I think it's good to be confident to post a photo of your completely bare and natural face.

The purpose is it to raise awareness of cancer. Which I can't for the life of me see how this does.

Aibu to just not get the point of it?

SourSweets Tue 18-Mar-14 20:05:19

YANBU. There's another thread about this going on too so you're not alone.

MissHobart Tue 18-Mar-14 20:22:17

YANBU - and here I quote my friend who has experienced and survived aggressive breast cancer;

"Please refrain from posting nomakeupnominations or photos of you in your underwear. It does not promote cancer awareness, it promotes your narcissism. And I can tell you first hand that seeing pictures like these when you're nearly bald still from chemo, have no eye brows or lashes, have spotty chemo skin and have either had your breasts cut off or had them cut into....does not make us feel 'supported' or raise any kind of awareness except that of your chest size and how butchered we are. Do something that makes a difference: donate to Cancer Research"

itsmeitscathy Tue 18-Mar-14 21:25:29

It is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - in response to these ridiculous posts please share the common signs of ovarian cancer, signs which people are not always aware of;

Persistent bloating
Persistent pelvic and abdominal pain
Difficulty eating and becoming full quickly

If I'd understood these were the symptoms of ovarian cancer a few years ago I might not have been stage 3 by the time I was diagnosed.

Sharing these signs rather than your unmake-upped face could literally save someone's life.

deakymom Tue 18-Mar-14 21:57:53

people keep saying its for breast cancer but my face has nothing to do with my breasts and i really am not showing those on facebook

Snowboarder Tue 18-Mar-14 22:10:45

I get that it's a bit of fun and people can do as they please but let's not pretend it's actually doing anything beneficial. If much rather people donate a quid or even 50p to cancer research or Macmillan. Then maybe I wouldn't have to wait 3 months for a referal to the lymphodema clinic bitter

Can someone link to other thread pretty please

Joysmum Tue 18-Mar-14 22:11:58

Anyone who knows my in real life, would actually do better to send me a nomination of a pic with me wearing makeup as I maybe do it only once of twice a year. The last time, my 11 year old did it for me.

I do feel sorry for anyone who can't go out without makeup and hair styled.

IceBeing Tue 18-Mar-14 22:30:09

ItsMei thank you for that suggestion - so very much more constructive than what I was going to post in response to this shite.

Bedsheets4knickers Tue 18-Mar-14 22:31:53

To be honest I don't get it myself , saying that my Facebook page is getting full of these nominations so much so il put a few pennies In a jar tomorrow when I see one. Maybe it reminds people to donate??

whitepuddingsupper Tue 18-Mar-14 22:36:06

My facebook feed is full of this shite. Why do we need to "raise cancer awareness" as if anyone doesn't know that cancer exists? What the fuck has it got to do with makeup? confused

giraffesCantBoogie Tue 18-Mar-14 22:38:25


CalamitouslyWrong Tue 18-Mar-14 22:43:21

I doubt it reminds anyone to donate. It more likely replaces the need to donate because people feel they've 'done their bit'. However all they've done is post a photo of themselves on Facebook and felt a bit smug about it. They seem to be the only one who benefits from this.

Elenio Tue 18-Mar-14 22:46:01

Joysmum - whilst I agree with this thread and what it is saying, your post sounds very smug.

No need to feel sorry for people who choose to wear make-up.

LollipopViolet Tue 18-Mar-14 22:47:05

I've just posted this to my Facebook status:

"I don't wear make up, so I'm not going to be posting a photo of myself. What I am going to do is say this: You know your own body. If something doesn't feel right, it's far better to go and see your doctor, get checked out, and either rule things out or catch them early. Whether it be a lump somewhere, a cough, or something else, it's better to be safe than sorry."

I've done this because, if my granddad had been more persistent in going to the doctors, the mass in his lung might've been discovered before he got ill with something else and passed away.

whitepuddingsupper Tue 18-Mar-14 22:47:08


giraffesCantBoogie Tue 18-Mar-14 22:51:33


youmakemydreams Tue 18-Mar-14 22:59:00

I just seen my first one of these on my newsfeed. Someone that I thought was more sensible than that has posted it.

LollipopViolet Tue 18-Mar-14 23:05:42

The thing is, I think these sort of things can end up causing hurt to people, not intentionally, of course, but I know I'm finding it hard seeing all these pictures when my granddad died from "disseminated thoracic malignancy". We're all well aware of cancer - why do we need things like this?

Far better to raise awareness of signs/symptoms etc and emphasise the importance of catching it early IMHO.

itsmeitscathy Tue 18-Mar-14 23:07:49

So sorry to hear that lollipop, but your status is

IceBeing Tue 18-Mar-14 23:08:24

So far exactly the sort of people I would expect are posting them...must unfriend these idiots.

MistressDeeCee Tue 18-Mar-14 23:11:55

Ive just seen a few pics of friends FB pages accompanied by comments 'oh you're beautiful without makeup, you look so young, you look so good'. Hardly the point, is it? Bloody irritating

Remotecontrolduck Wed 19-Mar-14 01:53:54

I've just seen this and it's annoyed me. It's using cancer awareness as an excuse to show off basically, and fish for compliments about how naturally beautiful/young/how they don't even need make up.

It's really quite vile when you think about it. Who invents these things!

Bedsheets4knickers Wed 19-Mar-14 08:28:20

My god it is now all over Facebook

IceBeing Wed 19-Mar-14 08:53:13

WIBU to post that "I dont know which concept I am less on board with, that there is anyone able to use facebook who isn't already 'aware' of cancer or that posting a picture of yourself without make up makes a damn bit of a difference." ?

Joysmum Wed 19-Mar-14 08:56:21


No need to feel sorry for people who choose to wear make-up.

I don't, I actually said I feel sorry for those who can't go without makeup. Nothing smug about that at all.

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