Tuesday, November 27, 2012

By the hair on her chinny chin chin

HOW can it be, in this age of strong women,  that Losa Morrison has been overlooked for ALP preselection and immediate elevation to the inner ranks of the Gillard cabinet?



Losa explains that she is growing that Mo-vember beard to help her father cope with his depression. Yep, that must cheer him right up.


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  1. Please Professor ..... Enough to turn a grown man into a misogynist
    John S

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  2. Far out Bunyip. Thanks for putting that up just in time for lunch. I like the way she says her father is not dealing with his depression, I'm sure he'll be chuffed by her outing him.

    To be fair it must be a curse to be a bearded lady. I'll stick with my man books thanks.

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    1. That should be 'man boobs'.

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  3. She's raised almost $7,000 (currently) for mens health issues, so hats off to her in my book. For those interested in donating here's her Movember page.

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  4. I dunno... I just feel there are some things it's better to keep private.

    Even though *you* may feel you're truly expressing your inner emotional being there is no rule which says you are obliged to foist it upon the world.

    I mean... I have a few "idiosyncrasies"... but you probably don't want me to go into detail, do you...?

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    1. Well, maybe. Is kinky sex involved?

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    2. Well... I'd say not; but you know how narrow minded some people can be... anyway... the police office had to acknowledge that there is no law in Victoria prohibiting a goat from bleating after 10.00pm.

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  5. My best to the young lady. We humans are pack animals and crave the approval of our tribe. Facial hair for women is a big no-no. Having said that, I enjoy the stereotypes. They're simple and beautiful - and they work.

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  6. "...help her father cope with his depression. Yep, that must cheer him right up..."

    hehehehehe...naughty :D

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  7. Good for her. Beards for everyone, not just the rich, etc etc...

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  8. Good thing I plucked stray hairs this morning! This is such a hard thing for women, and far more common then men will ever know. Maybe not as extreme as this lady but there is a lot of waxing and electrolysis going on out there. I get her point, showing her Dad that just be yourself. Having struggled with depression it is good to know your family care. I think it is lovely to have someone do something crazy for you. Just a thought...

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    1. Seconded. As a bloke I don't understand why she did it, all I know is that it must have taken guts. As Naed said above, she has raised $7K for a charity that is not going to benefit her (all facial hair jokes aside). Give her a break Prof; unless she is also running for Parliament on a far left agenda then don't stoop to mocking her just for the sake of it. You're better than that.

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  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.November 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Oh deary me. Now while there are sometimes genetic issues in the amount of bodily hair on female, and even its distribution in a male pattern (which is more predominant in some often isolated gene pools), it is often in young women a sign of a medical issue known as polycystic ovarian syndrome. This syndrome is fairly well defined by an ultrasound showing a 'ring' of small cysts on the ovaries. It can result in excess production of androgens (male hormones are normal for women but produced usually in smaller amounts). Excess androgens can activate the growth of male pattern hair in females. Excess can be determined by a blood test done by a GP or endocrinologist. This syndrome has a complex interaction with diabetic syndromes.

    If no polycystic syndrome is present excess hair is usually explained by a hypersensitivity of the hair growing cells to normal androgen production in women, or to a strong genetic tendency being expressed.

    Many women certainly do have occassional unwanted hair growth, particularly as they grow older and oestrogens decline.

    This is nothing to be ashamed of, but it is something to follow up if you are young, I think.

    I have a background in biological sciences, so this is not medical advice. Check with doctors and the internet for a fuller exposition.

    Good on this young woman for trying to cope with her male-pattern hair growth, which feminists say should not be a problem; but I would guess she might eventually be happier without the beard and moustache, whether removed hormonally or by razor.

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    1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.November 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      Forgot to add that there are other, rarer, medical conditions causing masculinising traits in women - Cushing's Syndrome etc, I think.

      Certainly, an endocrinologist is definitely worth a visit, just for health's sake, if not for beauty's. Perhaps too this young lady has already done this, so my commenting may be spurious.

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    2. PhillipGeorge(c)2012November 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

      complex interaction with diabetes?

      Neither seems to have missed too many meals lately. Probably western sorts of diet - and diabetes is approaching endemic proportions. May not be so much of a mystery to it?

      What's your thoughts on chromium vanadium and diabetes?

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  10. I'm sorry, but that is just so gross. Plenty of other ways to raise money for a good cause.

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    1. Thank your lucky stars it's not you or 'yours' who have this affliction and good on her for going public.

      I've suffered from having a full beard for 45 years and no amount of tests by specialists can provide an answer. Just for good measure the hair on top of my head has been falling out for 30 years.

      My life's been half lived from embarrassment and dodging bright lights and people like you but my compensations have been many including the love of a truly exceptional (in every possible way) man.

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    2. Did none of the specialists notice that you are male?

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    3. "I'm sorry, but that is just so gross."

      Classy. Let's mock the hirsute woman...

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    4. Phill, I'm not mocking her. And Anonymous @ 7.51, my stars were not so lucky, and like you, I had to "dodge bright lights" also, and fortunate to have the love of a truly exceptional (in every possible way) man. But after many painful trips to the local electrolysist, I no longer have to dodge the bright lights. Life is hugely better, and no amount of huffing and puffing makes a woman's beard any less gross.

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  11. Forget the PCOS Prof honestly how low do you have to go?

    When we are already as low as the underpants of the PM..

    You will not get more hits on your blog from this sort of post, you need medical advice and I will happily give it.

    Lets turn instead to meatier issues aka Bruce Wilson and his statement for the PM 's prosecution, which I think he did a really good job of on Pravda tonight. A study on how to lob 25 kg of gelignite into the defence and not even any detonators (the police are digging THOSE up as we speak) ..

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    1. PhillipGeorge(c)2012November 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

      9:41 simply toppling a government is a small target - where did that get the alphabet agencies in Latin america?
      You have to go after the ideological base that put 'them' there.

      And all Ideologies are dangerous as far as I've seen through these young mortal eyes. Laugh at the absurd and know that you're standing in it.

      Set fire to the pyre but have something to avert the attention when the ashes are cool enough to walk on.

      Does the average man in the street have enough physics to know that 'traps heat' doesn't exist? Is the fear of dams or CO2 going away with this Prime Minister? Is neoliberalism liberating?
      Free markets and competition - yeah sure. Has national harmony everywhere tokenism day filled Cronulla with odourless toilets? Are Juries getting the sentences they want

      lacks the gravitas or is still struggling with the arrested adolescence?

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  12. mojo, Unrepentant YankNovember 28, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    Well, there's always the Carnival.

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  13. mojo, Unrepentant YankNovember 28, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    PS:
    "One of us! One of us!"

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  14. Hats off to this young lady for her courage. Not an easy thing to do, put yourself up for ridicule whilst highlighting a condition many live with wishing it were not so.

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  15. Eating breakfast... Thanks.

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  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.November 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    pps. Prof, not surprisingly, these various hormonal abnormalities can interfere with a woman's fertility, which is another good reason for young women to see their medical practitioners and a university-trained dietitian - note, NOT their 'naturopath' etc. The good news is that there are some very effective pharmaceutical and dietary treatments available, without surgery.

    That old feminist mantra of live with and love your hairiness consigned many women to living with misery. I do not personally have this problem (my encounter with hairiness sleeps in the bed next to me and as he's very male that is fine) but I can really sympathise with those women who do. Interestingly, in these androgynous days decreed by homosexual designers and their desires, it is now men who are made to feel ashamed of their natural hairiness! Except around me. :)

    Once again, the gender bending of the left has caused misery for women (enjoy your hormonal abnormalities, they say to women) and for men (get rid of that hair and be a bit gay, they say to men).

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    1. "...in these androgynous days decreed by homosexual designers and their desires...

      HALLELUYA and thank you!:) I thought I was the only one thinking this and felt quite worried that this made me a "homophobe".

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  17. I've battled with this condition myself for years.
    And the doctor is no help.
    All he can offer is "It's perfectly normal. You are a bloke, after all"

    The Irish Lion

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  18. Well, I applaud her. I think her reasons for doing this are brave and sensible. I wish her all the best, and hope that she is able to help her father deal with his depression. It's a touching story of a daughter's love for her father.

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  19. Bunyip, I wish you would put up a new post...can this one be about the Yabby?

    It looks like she may be moving out of one big house and going to another...

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  20. Please post something new - this is not good marketing for your blog

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  21. This was bloody funny. Professor, could you please write something, anything, quick smart so next time I pay my daily visit to to Billabong I don't have to have my eyes burnt out by this %#*@ $%*&# again?

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  22. Polycystic ovaries are a bitch.

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  23. So is the lack of the Y-chromosome......

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