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How Many Real-Life Redheads do You Know? (Read 56154 times)
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Reply #15 - Mar 1st, 2006 at 9:35pm
 
My wife has auburn hair which she has been growing for around a year and has now reached the level of her bra strap.  My daughter has too - very short in her case though. 

In the UK it seems that redheads are the last minority that it is OK to make fun of.   In our tabloid press if a redhead is in the news they are always referred to as "ginger" in a most derogatory way. Is this the case in the US too?  It really winds up my wife and daughter
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Reply #16 - Mar 1st, 2006 at 10:00pm
 
I'm not aware of redheads being made fun of (but I'm sure they will chime in if I'm wrong!) here in the US.  Blondes are usually on the derogatory end of the jokes (dumb blonde jokes). 

Red heads are frequently referred to as "Red" ( I kinda like Ginger - it is more accurate in many ways!).  They frequently are attributed to having "firery tempraments".  My redheaded co-worker always said being a redhead was an attitude not a color!
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Reply #17 - Mar 2nd, 2006 at 6:01am
 
Oh Redgate, how I sympathise with your wife, I find these derogatory remarks really annoying. BUT, not half as annoying when one of my redheaded daughters was just a baby in her pram, she had red hair from the start and a man came up to me and said, with glee, "a little carrot top." I gave him such a look, I think that is the worst remark I have ever heard and got all the jibes when I was a kid at school as I was the only one for miles it seemed. Still, now I put their remarks down to jealousy and I feel so much better about it.
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Reply #18 - Mar 2nd, 2006 at 11:47am
 
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Still, now I put their remarks down to jealousy and I feel so much better about it.


YES!!  We are all envious of your unique hair color.  Take the remarks as such an SMILE!   Grin
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Reply #19 - Mar 7th, 2006 at 4:30am
 
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Redgate, I wouldn't say people with red hair are made fun of completely in the US, but there was a Southpark episode entitled the "Ginger Kids," where the redheads are made fun of and then they begin to take over the world. It was especially funny because anti-redhead sentiments are often so subtle.  For example, I've noticed that redheads are often the "clownish" members of a neopolitan trio (sexy blond, smart brunette, and what's left? The kooky/wild/tomboyish/goofy redhead).  That's a pet peeve of mine. I'd love to see a quirky brunette or a nerdy blond for once, instead of always the poor redhead in such a trio. 

One would think the UK would be the most tolerant of redheads, seeing as how that's where most of our ancestors are from.  I once had a redheaded professor as an undergraduate who would arrive for British Literature wearing a cowboy hat and wrap-around sunglasses (he was an American, living in Colorado--hence the cowboy hat).  He once caught me sizing up his outfit and said to me--his fellow redhead in the class,   "Those of us from the darker corners of the world have to protect our eyes from the sun."  A little heavy, a lot weird, but there it is.   

On to the main question, I know several "non-enhanced" redheads (other than myself , my mother and brother).  Possibly four right now. Strangely, none of my children have red hair, although they do have cute little red freckles on their noses and light brown hair with reddish streaks appearing in the summertime.

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Reply #20 - Apr 17th, 2006 at 4:36pm
 
    I have known several gorgeous redheads!  I have golden blonde hair, but I have always wanted to be a redhead!  I love red hair...I absolutely think it is incredibly beautiful!  I once colored mine with henna and it would not wash out.  I loved the way it looked, but I was harrassed a great deal over it.  I know a girl now in my town with dark red hair to her butt.....very very beautiful girl.  Maybe I should try to get her on this site.  Red is wonderful!!

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Reply #21 - Apr 17th, 2006 at 5:52pm
 
What a shame people gave you a hard time over your henna'd hair!  I think red hair is very special.  You should invite your red-headed friend to join us!  I'm sure she would fit right in.
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Reply #22 - May 11th, 2006 at 1:10pm
 
  I know only a few redheads.   I have always loved red hair passionately!  I once dated a beautiful redhead years ago.  Her hair is almost grayish white now.  I know a beautiful young lady of 25 years that has dark red hair to her butt.  I have considered asking her to let me take her picture to post here.  Her hair is straight and just incredibly beautiful!  Would she be offended if I asked her for a photo?  I have complimented her many times.

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Reply #23 - May 11th, 2006 at 1:40pm
 
Why not invite her to visit LongLocks?  Then you can offer to take her picture to post here.
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Reply #24 - May 11th, 2006 at 5:05pm
 
Are you kidding?  If I were her;I'd be honored that you would want to take my picture! Smiley
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Reply #25 - May 15th, 2006 at 3:29pm
 
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Redgate, I wouldn't say people with red hair are made fun of completely in the US, but there was a Southpark episode entitled the "Ginger Kids," where the redheads are made fun of and then they begin to take over the world. It was especially funny because anti-redhead sentiments are often so subtle.  For example, I've noticed that redheads are often the "clownish" members of a neopolitan trio (sexy blond, smart brunette, and what's left? The kooky/wild/tomboyish/goofy redhead).  That's a pet peeve of mine. I'd love to see a quirky brunette or a nerdy blond for once, instead of always the poor redhead in such a trio.  
 


Kim, I saw that episode!  Made me mad.  Angry

Oh well, I guess there's no stopping stereotyping in any form, is there?

Though, I have to say, I'm one of those "wild" redheads.  Or maybe it's because I'm a gemini.... or maybe, just maybe, being a gemini AND a redhead makes me a double threat...  Cheesy
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Reply #26 - May 21st, 2006 at 5:31pm
 
Are you kidding?  If I were her;I'd be honored that you would want to take my picture!

Yeah and me!! hehe  Grin

I was born white-blonde, and was a yellow-blonde till 12, and then it became much redder! It's not what I would class as the carrot-red ginger colour, as many of my friends have arugments with each other about what colour my hair is....some are insistent that its strawberry blonde, others prefer copper and still other opped for it being ginger, so I'm not really sure!
But I have red-heads in my family on both sides. My Dad was a very bright ginger, and I have 4 first cousins with red hair as well  8)
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Reply #27 - Jun 11th, 2006 at 2:51pm
 
My maternal grandmother's brother and sister were redheaded and had freckles (I inherited a reddish tinge to my hair, which I've sinced enhanced Grin). They were English, and I hope my little ones inherit these genes.

I also had a friend in grade school with red hair and freckles - she was very Irish. And a coworker's three kids are all absolutely adorable redhaired, freckle-faces.
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Reply #28 - Jun 27th, 2006 at 3:14am
 
My mother is a true auburn haired woman.....freckles and all.

She has a hot temper to go with it.  Her paternal side of the family are all redheads.

My sibling and I both got black hair from our father.....
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Reply #29 - Jun 30th, 2006 at 2:35pm
 
Hi there all, I haven't been around for a while but thought I would just drop in again on this topic. Thanks Bikerbraid for your kind words about my hair.

Ashenlady mentioned that her mother has auburn hair and a hot temper to go with it.

I don't want to sound as though I am critisising here but that is another popular misconception, that redheads have a fiery temper. I believe you when you say your mum has a hot temper but not that it necessarily goes with her auburn hair.  I think I am quite even tempered and, though I don't know that many red heads, I can't honestly say I have noticed that any of them have particularly hot tempers. My father was a red head and he was a very gentle man and I can't remember him ever losing his temper, except with me when I was a teenager but I was no angel then and I probably deserved it, but I digress, so we all come under stereotypes whether it fits us or not. Blondes are supposed to be dumb but there are a hell of a lot of them out there that are exceptionally clever and some I know with hot tempers. It seems that humans will always categorise people, and I can't understand why, but if they could only remember that some of their characterisations can hurt .

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