Move over Movember, now it’s Decembeaver!

A group of comedians has launched Decembeaver  – a female equivalent to Movember.

A YouTube video titled Goodbye  Movember, Hello  Decembeaver encourages  women to stop shaving or waxing their  pubic hair to help raise funds for the  American Cancer Society.

One of the activists says in the clip:  ‘Every year, as men grow out their  moustaches for Movember. Women are left out.. What can we not do? What can we  stop doing?’

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Spreading the word: The YouTube video, written and directed by New York-based Sarah Cooper has attracted more than 300,000 hits since it was posted

Spreading the word: The YouTube video, written and  directed by New York-based Sarah Cooper has attracted more than 300,000 hits  since it was posted

Another adds: ‘Let’s look less like a  12-year-old girl down there and more like an 80-year-old woman… Take the ooch  out of your cooch.’

And while the men in the video appear to be  unenthusiastic about the campaign, the women explain that anyone who is against  Decembeaver isn’t worth the time.

New trend? Decembeaver encourages women to stop shaving or waxing their pubic hair

New trend? Decembeaver encourages women to stop shaving  or waxing their pubic hair

‘If a  guy gives you a hard time, he must want you to get cancer,’ one  explains.

The YouTube video, written and directed by  New York-based Sarah Cooper has attracted more than 300,000 hits since it was  posted on November 29, and prompted dozens of mixed responses.

One viewer wrote: ‘My mother died of  cancer  and I thought this was hilarious. It’s not making fun of cancer,  it’s making  fun of the stupid stuff people do.

‘Cancer has brought me a lot of tears. I want  to thank these girls for making  me laugh and everyone needs to laugh…even  people with cancer.’

However another added: ‘First of all I find  this video extremely offensive. You are mocking the fact that Movember is  actually a month where men and  certain women raise awareness for Prostate  cancer and men’s health.’

Not too pleased: The men in the YouTube film appear to be unenthusiastic about the Decembeaver initiative

Not too pleased: The men in the YouTube film appear to  be unenthusiastic about the Decembeaver initiative

An accompanying website Decembeaver.com includes a link, so supporters can make donations to the American Cancer  Society.

More than 1.2 million men grew out their  moustaches in November to raise awareness for testicular  and prostate cancers.

This year the initiative raised $116million  worldwide, compared with $98.1 million last year, the organization said on its  website.

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