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May Athens’ bushiest beard prevail

The month of November is shaping up to be a furry celebration of manliness in Athens. No Shave November, Whiskerino and Movember are all facial hair-growing contests designed to celebrate men as they compete and embrace brotherhood.

Facial hair, and especially beards, may have a visual history associated with such positive traits as wisdom, virility and masculinity, but men today feel that it is no longer given the respect it deserves.