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Why Do People Hate Redheads?

Updated on May 23, 2016
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Redheaded male

Unnatural Hate for Natural Redheads

If this is the first time you have ever considered that there are people who hate redheads just because they are redheads, than it is already quite apparent that you are not a redhead. Being a redhead is a unique experience. I can't lie, it is pretty cool to be a part of a global population of whom only four percent of people share my hair color. I've certainly gotten a lot of attention over the years because of it. However, some of that attention may surprise you. Read more on how part of the world looks at redheads, and how the other part tries not to.

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ginger hair

Red Head Facts and FAQ's

  • The Gene for red hair is called melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), it is found on the 16th chromosome
  • Only 2% of people in the United States have red hair
  • In 2002 a scientific study accurately concluded that redheads are more difficult to sedate than any other people often requiring up to 20% more anesthesia than others to prevent them from waking up during surgical procedures
  • Natural redheads do not go grey. The hair turns a shady color first, and then goes white. They often keep their red color later in life than those of other hair colors.
  • The name of the country Russia means "Land of Reds" it was named thus in honor of a redheaded Viking named Rurik.
  • At the end of the 16th century it was a well-known fact that the fat of a redheaded male was a required ingredient for poison.
  • Archaeological digs in a desert called Takla Makan in China uncovered mummified redheads that dated back over 3,000 years. This may support the theory that the ancient Chinese may have trekked to areas of the world with the highest concentration of redheads, Ireland and Scotland, to steal red haired women that they believed had supernatural powers. Often when they were shown to not have said powers, they were immediately slaughtered.
  • In 2001 an Irish judge charged a man with disorderly conduct stating openly that "I am a firm believer that hair coloring has an effect on temper and your coloring suggests you have a temper."
  • Having a redheaded child in Denmark is considered an honor
  • When passing a redhead in the streets of Corsica, you are supposed to spit and turn around
  • If you had red hair during the Spanish Inquisition, you were accused of having stolen the fires of hell, then quickly burned as a witch
  • Aristotle proudly shared his belief that redheads were emotionally unhousebroken
  • Natural red hair holds on to its pigment better, making it difficult to dye
  • Redheads bruise a bit easier than people of other hair colors
  • Although red hair is actually thicker than hair of other colors, redheads commonly have fewer strands of hair on their heads. Blondes have an average of 140k hairs, while redheads have closer to 90k
  • According to legend and stories of Atlantis the very first redhead was a prince named Idon of Mu, who once he discovered Atlantis, was tattooed with the island's gorgeous red sunset in the form of red hair and freckles so that future Atlanteans would always be reminded of the very first sunset
  • In ancient Rome and even the Ottoman/Byzantine Empires, redheaded slaves were much more expensive than those of other hair colors
  • A full 24 points ahead of blondes, Redheads surveyed would use the word 'bold' to describe themselves
  • Gingerphobia is a fear of redheads
  • In France, there is hardly a fate worse than to be a redhead
  • In the United States redheads are called redheads, often even strangers will address them as "Red" and often they will respond to it naturally, (force of habit) in England, redheads are called Gingers
  • Bees are thought to sting redheads more than those of other hair colors

It looks like I'll be changing my retirement destination to Denmark, and I'll be staying away from France or Corsica as well. These are somewhat fun facts, but not all facts about redheads seem so fun.

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red head

What Am I?

I have never been a bully, but I've also never stood by while someone else was bullied

I have tact, but will speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves

I am the most patient person I have ever known, but if that patience is tested, the tester will lose

I know how to follow the rules, but I rarely 'obey commands'

People love me for the same reasons people hate me

I can be the best friend you will ever have, or the worst enemy you have ever made. You decide

It is likely that I will never give you the reaction you are looking for, simply because you are trying to force me to have a reaction at all

I am calm, cool, and collected with an incredible sense of humor and few buttons available for pushing. However, if you look for and poke said buttons, I will rail, rage, and make you wish you were in a room with an angry rabid wolverine instead. Then I will simply forget you exist

I am a Redhead. If any or all of the above makes me worthy of being stereotyped as a 'typical redhead' than I am fine with that, because respectful, brave, honorable, considerate, compassionate and genuine are the things I am most proud of being.

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three redheaded juveniles

The Redhead Experience

The Good, the Bad, and the Horribly Ugly

I guess being any kid is hard, but being a redheaded kid can be increasingly more difficult as time goes by. I really believe this to be a bit worse for redheaded males than females. As I had my own experiences growing up, I was also still a girl, so while the taunts and leers I received were usually of a sexual nature, those that the boys had to deal with were honestly far worse. Far more personal, far more emotionally scarring.

Maybe it was because I was inherently strong-willed but the taunts never really 'hurt' me. They pissed me off alright, but I can't think of one thing that happened to me because I was a redhead that I still feel emotionally scarred from.

I was also fairly lucky. I grew up in a neighborhood full of good ole boys, for the most part, and the teasing and jibes I received from them was never truly viscous in nature. It is odd to remember myself as a small child who was insanely sensitive to the moods and emotions of everyone around here, often crying just because someone else was, to the pre-teen girl who could hear taunts that would make a hardened criminal blush, and not showing a blush of my own.

I guess it helped too that although my mother was very Christian, with Christians being where I have received some of the worst redheaded racism, but she also loved my hair. Talked about it to anyone who commented, joked about where it came from, and just in general made sure that I never knew anything but pride in my copper mane.

I hate to even admit it to myself, but being the mother of two sons, I was ever so glad neither of them were redheads. I just didn't want to think of my own children experiencing the painful growth through their teen years as I had seen other young boys in my school and community go through. What scares me the most is very often I notice that when young boys commit suicide due to bullying, a high rate of them are redheads. With this hair color being the rarest on earth, what does that say? Appalling.

Redhead Men

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Prince Harry
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Gorgeous Bearded Redhead Man
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Redheaded football player
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Redhead male with ink
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red head fantasy art

Redhead Racism?

Scary!

  • Fairies are often associated with redheads due to their strong association with mischievous natures and supernatural talents
  • Depictions of redheads in St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as the Sistine Chapel both show Adam and Eve before Eve grasped the forbidden fruit. At St. Pauls Eve sports a fine long blond mane of hair. In the Sistine Chapel, she displays brown locks. However, on both scenarios, once the fruit has been taken, the next in the series shows both Eves with long red locks.
  • Later, Eve's son Cain had a head full of red hair, and also a swift fall from grace.
  • Earlier Egyptians considered the color red so unfortunate, that they had ceremonies where they burned red haired women alive to get rid of the tint. When they weren't burning them alive, they were burying them alive as a sacrifice to the god Osiris
  • Redheads are often depicted as untrustworthy, this dates back to the story in the bible where Judas, the betrayer of Jesus, was nearly always shown with red hair.
  • It is widely reported that Hitler banned the sanctified union of two redheads fearing that their children would become "deviant offspring"
  • During 16th and 17th century witch-hunts in England, many redheads were stripped to look for marks of a witch. Marks of a witch included moles, scares, or freckles. This made the lifespan for a redhead in England during this time very, very short.

Redhead Ladies

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A Learning Experience

And Not a Good One

As much pride and honor in my hair as my mother instilled in me, there was bound to come a time when something beyond the weirdo comments the boys in the hood made about my hair, would occur.

I was 9 when I was playing on a church playground, a Lutheran church thou shalt not name. As myself and my best friends, twins, noticed a lady entering the outbuilding near the playground, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get to use the bathroom, snatch some water, and refresh instead of having to walk the entire two blocks home. So we approached her and me being me spoke up, "Can we use the bathroom please?" (I was never a rude kid, and always knew the power of words)

She turned to us, glanced at me, glanced at the twins, glared back at me and said, "No you cannot Daughter of Judas, I'd rather you leave entirely before you betray someone I love."

And I was speechless, even if for only a moment. Before I spewed something at her that likely concreted for her that she had a mini-demon hell spawn on her sacred church ground. Thing is, even though my mother took me to church regularly, I still wasn't quite sure what she meant. I only knew Judas was a bad guy, and this old lady wouldn't let me and my friends pee in her church.

Later that night, I asked my mother. "What does it mean if someone says Daughter of Judas?" She shared with me that it was a deep insult given to someone who would betray anyone and everyone in their lives. The scowl on my face probably told her all she needed to know, but when she asked me how I had come by that phrase, I neatly lied and said I had heard it on TV. I don't know what she would have done had I told her, and I don't doubt she would have hunted that woman down and forced an apology, but I had already been burnt by this insult, and I just wanted to seethe alone.

The Angry Redhead

Or an Entire Army of Them

The combination of my views on religions, Christianity in particular, and having blazing copper colored hair has gotten me called angry quite often. And even without the standpoint on religion, redheads are often accused of being angry simply because they can be fairly quick to jump up and get real loud to defend themselves in any battle, verbal or physical.

The thing is, I am not an angry person. I am utterly as laid back as someone can be without sleeping. Nothing really riles me. I don't sit behind my screen and grit my teeth, worry about the woes of the world, or pound my keyboard over random idiots on the internet, and we all know there are a lot of them.

Maybe the bigger problem is that because I believe in live and let live, when someone brings an unwanted issue to me, I get real pissed off about it. How dare YOU invade my life with your BS? So how does defending oneself against the injustices of life make me angry? Well, if you truly believe that, then you also need to show due respect and honor to those who are 'angry' because in the past, and in the future, these were the warriors of your world.

When and if tragedy befalls my family, my city state or country, I'd be damned glad to have a pack of redheads with me. I know they won't be sitting around crying and bemoaning their fate, they will be up at at 'em and kicking fates ass and demanding to know who the ef she thinks she is interrupting their life in this manner.

Its funny, I was a very scrawny kid. Never got in fights until junior high school, and then only 2. But I was also always the first girl picked in school sports, the first one chosen in contest of strength, intelligence, and academics but when it comes to the broader picture...

In general, woman have always treated me far worse than men. There is definitely some truth in the fact that there is a lingering unspoken vibe that the bible brought into the picture, the one that assumes redheads are sexually promiscuous. However, it is also true that the men perpetuate this nonsense by always thinking they have to pay special attention to a redhead in the room, likely annoying their girlfriends for many reasons. Quite bluntly, men these days seem to feel like they have to have at least one redhead under their belt, and women of all hair colors know this. It doesn't make things easy for the redheads that really don't want your boyfriend, husband, or partner.

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      Julie knox 7 days ago

      It's heartbreaking and inspiring reading these comments but more so the ignorant sh*ts and haters on their ridiculous ignorant comments on redheads. I wonder if they posted a selfie of themselves we would sigh in awe at their beauty and agree that redheads should be sent to an island and gassed for their ugliness whilst they send their photos to Vogue and Hollywood because they are so gorgeous ( yeh right....)... absolutely ridiculous, shallow and pathetic. I agree that the UK is terrible at this discrimination and it's shameful that young people are made to feel so rejected and suicidal. Ditch the word ginger... we need to be redheads and we are as attractive or unattractive as the person next to us with blonde or brown hair. No difference. I fortunately have not , as a reasonable looking symmetrical faced women ( how stupid to have to defend myself as a redhead that won't make you vomit to describe my features...!)had any problems with bullying as a redhead and I have a phenomenal good looking red headed nephew who is doing ok. But yes I was glad not to have red headed children because of little ugly sh*ts like haters on this site who would make themselves feel better for bullying others...... I'm also not sure comedy helps. It may open awareness but comments from well known comics such as " we are a fetish" etc just perpetuates the problem. More than anything it's acute embarrassing for us to watch and "laugh" at ourselves so the fat ugly brown haired idiot sitting next to us watching the same show feels grateful it's us they are picking on and not him! So in this age if the fantastic millennial U.K. generation tolerant of all races, diversity and prejudice I implore anyone reading this who, actually come to think of it would only read it if they have an unhinged phobia and hatred of redheads because they are bloody weird, to challenge this bullying, intimidation and ridicule of people who are born with non blonde brown or black hair!!

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      Meghan Wawak 12 days ago

      These comments are ridiculous. I'm one of the most moral, religious persons you'll ever meet, but I'm SO tired of starting every single conversation about my hair. You start to feel that that your hair is all people care about, and it's tough to know where you fit it; avoid insecure ALL people like the plague...I have naturally long, red, s-shaped curls, and sadly, I've had to accept that other women are jealous whereas I can be friends (or more) with ANY man. Lol. There are worse problems to have than being hot and fiery. Redheads unite!

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      psychopaths red heads 3 weeks ago

      ALL red heads are psychopaths, and not human at all...

      European Neanderthals had ginger hair and freckles

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-ne...

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      stupid red heads 3 weeks ago

      red head came from neanderthals, thus they are not entirely HUMANS, this world would be a lot better without redheads...

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      Redhead wannabe 4 weeks ago

      I sometimes think about dye my hair red. I have tried it with no real success (but beautiful redish brunette anyways).

      My message goes to the suicidal redhead. Even if you are a man, you can dye your hair to make it look less red, or a bit brunette, it is easy!! .. Use colour shampoo specially for men if you are not keen of dyeing it. There are natural infussions to change hair colour.. investigate the options!!

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      Mike 4 weeks ago

      I have surely felt the wrath of women toward a red haired man. I have been laughed at, gagged at, loudly made fun of by complete strangers when I was a kid. I'm now 48, and have zero confidence in myself due to a life of constantly being made fun of. People say,"oh just grow up and get over it". But when you hear this your entire life you start to believe it. My younger brother is the tall dark handsome guy who has girls just falling at his feet. Me? Complete opposite. Women avoid me like I'm contagious. It really bothers me now, since people, mostly women, act as if I don't exist. Suicidal? Maybe, but you get used to being alone. I just think sometimes what have I done so bad to constantly be ridculed? Anyway, thanks for listening all. Take care.

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      Anecdotal 4 weeks ago

      Context: I'm a "ginger" male 25 yr old virgin who's attempted suicide. I never was traditionally bullied, I have never even been in a fight.

      Being a ginger is hard, the comments and insults from random people strangers/acquaintances are hard, but it's the comments made by people you know and trust that hurt the most. That moment when they realize what you are and what they said, they feel bad but nothing compares to the weight of knowing what they really think about you. When this happens multiple times, it only acts as a reminder of what I already know is true. I am a subclass human, of an almost different species, I will never feel true human connection and maybe am unfit for it. Society has no place for me. A utopian future does not contain gingers, I assure you that much. I objectively think gingers are ugly so I don't blame people. As some other people in this thread have noted, I also think its the freckles that are the real deal breaker.

      Despite how it may sound, I'm relatively happy with my life right now and am financially self-sustained working a job I have passion for. I've resigned myself to a life of solitude, I'm just happy to live in such a modern time where technology/the internet exists to make isolation much less lonely.

      The Ginger man's oppression is real. The progressive movements in recent years I feel have only made things worse. The fact that everything else has become off limits to say/joke about except the undesireable nature of gingers implies a collective agreement. I don't envy the systemic nature of black opression but I feel no sympathy, now it's cool to be black, women find black guys more attractive than gingers*(fact based on my personal study titled: "Going to high school"). I know black people (the most obvious parralell imo) experience this social exile at times, but even when rejected from other cultures or races they at least are a part of black American culture. As for me, I have no culture, I am considered white and do experience some of those benefits, i.e. college educated parents, but never felt truly considered white. If someone were to describe me to someone else they would not say "the white guy" they would say "the ginger" or the somewhat nicer "redheaded guy".

      The heightened state of identity politics only acts to highlight with great fervor that I have nothing to identify as, nothing to cling to. I could identify as souless, ugly, evil, untrustworthy those are my options according to society but I refute them. I will exist for now in isolation, I doubt I will ever reproduce so I guess natural selection wins.

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      something 4 weeks ago

      Ehh, according to Christian beliefs, those "Christians", will be cast into the fire. The only negative against redheads in the Bible, is Esau.

      He was a hunter, and married women from neighboring tribes, had a slight temper, and wasn't the most religious fellow, but in the end made peace with his brother.

      As someone with dirty blond/almost brunette, depends on the lighting, never could understand the bias against gingers.

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      Tara 5 weeks ago

      I think since when I'm reading this,the world has changed a lot.Red hair personally doesn't

      Suite me but a lot

      Of the people

      In my area are Scottish or irish.

      Ive noticed that a lot of red

      Heads are often called 'grace',right? Anyways I have nothing against gingers.I actually think it's a natural gift to have red/auburn/ginger hair.

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      ElectricDuckAttack 6 weeks ago

      I was called the mascot of hotheads because I have red hair and I told a teacher. She said something like "Well tell him does that make you famous?" When I said that to him he didn't care.

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      Raven Rose 8 weeks ago

      It's sad, really. People were judged because of their gender and skin colour and now hair colour? humanity is pathetic. I've dreamed of having red hair, it looks beautiful! shame on anyone that has ever bullied a red head just because of their hair colour.

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      Tanya Raynow 8 weeks ago

      My exhusband hooked up with a ginger and not a very attractive one. Bob and I were only married 23 years...and I suppose

      .."If you want to be happy for the rest of your life...never make a pretty woman your wife..." Bob was about 4 inches shorter than myself and his current wife is probably another 6_inches shorter than he is....and just as wide! But they do have alot in common! They moved cross country with their three children to a wonderful, profitable job, gorgeous house and strong family ties!

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      Fynn 2 months ago

      The worst for me was living in Phoenix Az. The negative comments by nurse managers and some staff. I couldn't even look at someone without be accused of being aggressive or some bullshit story. My manager absolutely hated me, she gave me a dirty look and said, "you and your flaming red hair " It was strange how other coworkers got away with acting unprofessional and stirring the pot for others. Even the men were horrible, some flat out said they found redheads unattractive. One DJ on a rock station went on a rant about how much he hated redheads, said we were all crazy, don't date us....and alot of men must have taken his advice. I lived there too long and even became suicidal, I wanted an escape from being constantly put down, both at work and in my personal life. So take Arizona off that list of places to visit.

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      dan 2 months ago

      I think Red headed men have it worse. Though I don't doubt the heart breaking stories, posted by red headed women. I have been picked on relentlessly my whole life. Even by my own family. Who actually spelled out why more succinctly than any of my other bullies.

      Though it was never spoken of back then in the 1970's. I think It might be better to be in England where it is more severe, at least people don't look at you like you are crazy for bringing in up. I noticed at an early age, when in Kindergarten, It was Me, the 1 Black kid who woudl also grow up to be gay, the 1 hispanic Kid, and the other red head who was also a midget. We quickly became friends since we were all ostracized for being different. But here's the thing... I always felt like, "what a minute what is going on here?" Not that i was lacking in empathy, I've always had more than my share of it, but, I could see how different the other kids were in this all white class, Brian, the other red headed kid, was all of a foot and a half tall, why was I being ostercized? Hair? and I'd bring it up to the adults, what is going on here? and they woudl dismiss it, even though my own Mother called me " her red headed devil" .

      I got beaten up Regularly by kids twice my age and nobody cared, but I got in Big Trouble if a Kid Half My age LIED that I beat him up. He actually had been beaten up but not by me, and my brother saw it. For some reason he lied that I had done it, letting the kid who actual did it get away with it, and my Younger brother, who knew the truth, I didn't I wasn't even there, didn't set the record straight?!? So that Kid's older Brother Beat the Piss out of me, and dragged me threw dog chit, And I "Had it coming" But My older Brother knew I had 2 bullies twice my age taking turns beating me to a bloody pulp, I think they had a schedule, But he never once came to my aid? I could go on for a great long time with horrible stories like this, I just cite this one as the quintessential shorthand version. Literally, I was constantly black and blue for the same thing that got the hammer brought down on me of what won't be tolerated, even when I hadn't done it.

      You ever notice a chubby red headed Kid is Hollywood short hand for Bully? It is true, I was always in the fight. I just wasn't the one picking it. I remember being dragged into the principals office and told " If I see Either of you in here again that's it your outta here" and thinking , " OH Good then I can escape the School Bully!" The other kid receiving this warning... and to look at the 2 of us, it's pretty clear I hadn't started it. Unless I liked getting my ass kicked?

      In High school all I wanted to disappear in the crowd, and not be noticed, I'd gotten very tired of having my ass kicked. Didn't work.

      and girls, I remember how often high school girls would say right in front of me, " I hate red headed guys they are so ugly, not you your different, your not like the others" (Does this sound familiar black people?) But hey I've noticed that Black people Like to go for "Opie" or "Richie Cunningham" both the same person by the way, Great blame me for being the all american white kid....Can't win can I?

      It hasn't stopped as I grown Older either. You show me someone with a Bully tendancy ( which I have saddly concluded is a slight majority of the human race) in a position of authority at work, and I'll show you someone who is convinced I suck at my job and makes my life a living hell.

      I have one word of Advice for Red headed Guys, make Music you'll find the coolest people making music, and at least you will have one respite from the abuse.

      Oh yeah, and Like I said it would be easier to be in England where it is prevalent enough to be talked about, because here in NY. Everyone thinks I am nuts, even my brother's when I had to just stop coming for thanksgiving because of the exhausting HOURS of insults being hurled at me, exclusively, one year inparticular I sat intentionally watching this, but silent, they didn't notice, they were still relentlessly hurling insults in my direction 3 hours later. and they hadn't made a single joke about each other or anyone else. FUN!

      Even a Red headed Woman I was dating, doesn't believe it is true. Funny because everyone was saying to me " 2 red Head's hmm, how is that gonna work?" Like we are just so impossible to get along with. Yeah, I'm really sorry My hair color makes all you Civilized people want to Beat the chit out of me....

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      KilltheRed 3 months ago

      I am with you on this one. I have an ex-friend who is a male ginger. He is a ruthless human being and has a poisoned soul. He blames his redheaded traits for being this way.

      A poster had said this and I 100% agree. Redheaded men are truly evil: You have unfortunately proved why I don't like redheads. You describe yourself as not a very nice person though you think you are. Being nasty is not someone who I would wish to be friends with. You said yourself a person would rather be in a room with a wolverine and you can be someones worst enemy, both nothing to be proud of. Also thank goodness having red hair is not common.

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      Maureen68 3 months ago

      Having had a unique color of red hair I completely understand all the comments. Even my Doctor when younger did not take my complaints seriously because he said that redheads all have similar problems. As if that alone would cure me? Mostly, I experienced positive feedback, and felt special. Glad I am a Redhead.

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      terry ross 3 months ago

      Redheads are never forgotten- we stand out

      and non one who has met me can forget me lol

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      katrina katrina 3 months ago

      You have unfortunately proved why I don't like redheads. You describe yourself as not a very nice person though you think you are. Being nasty is not someone who I would wish to be friends with. You said yourself a person would rather be in a room with a wolverine and you can be someones worst enemy, both nothing to be proud of. Also thank goodness having red hair is not common, good thing as it is ugly.

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      Matej red head slovak 4 months ago

      Kids at my scholl was make fun on my hairs because i have it red from first class to today when i yougest i think about suiside but i can t do you know that felling when you are red head i want be a officer on slovakia but no !!when i will adult i will maybe move to denmark but ican t leave my friends and family thank for this

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      maddi 4 months ago

      i am a true redhead and people make fun of me because of it what do i do

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      Welch 4 months ago

      Haha Yah you right. I'm in New Orleans. Painting, tattooing, and playin music. I build furniture, keep a library. Basically I fill my life with shit to do. I get it, cause I sit at a bar, then speak articulately when approached. That can throw people off. I have long ass strawberry hair, I'm covered in tattoos. As a 30 year old dude, in my experience, some great, others bad, people always want to get close and a lot of folks do end up searching the chambers of my heart and mind. Cool, so it goes, albeit it can bring a lot of interest or sometimes persecution. Yah there's a fire in there but please don't play in it, or get burnt. A life of crimson sails on ships pushed by winds of passionate, crazy arrogance.

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      Kristy_me@msn.com 4 months ago

      Its because of the brown freckles on the pale skin it looks ackward its about the brown spots nothing else not the hair a dyed redhead is attractive as long as they dont have pale skin with brown spots all over there skin a natural is considered ugly cause of the brown spots all over there skin.

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      Gavin.G 4 months ago

      I'm not often accused of being a ginger or red head. But when those times do happen, you know what you have to do? Ignore it. They want to make their freinds laugh as well as themselves to see a 'Ginger' rage at them. Just today I was walking home with my freinds when all of a sudden this guy starts yelling all these hurtful racist comments about my red hair and my culture. Yes, as much as it hurt my feelings, I ignored his insults and went back to talking with my freinds. After 20 seconds the guy stopped. He noticed that he was getting no reaction out of me so he stopped. And notice that these are words coming from a millinial generation red head. So I'm just adapting to the insults and comments about who I am. And here's one more... If people ever accuse you of being a leprechaun, go on with there joke. Ask them if they are the ones who stole your lucky charms. They see no reaction and just turn and walk away. Or laugh and continue to insult you but just say something funny so you best them to the laugh and they don't find it as funny anymore. I hope this was helpful to all those red heads out there. GO RED HEADS!!!

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      Kristy 4 months ago

      Easy cause we have the palest of all skin colors and the darkest skin spots or brown spots on our skin.

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      Red Beard Dave 4 months ago

      The hate for red heads is mostly for guy red heads. Red head women are considered exotic and desirable.

      Any woman commenting might not fully understand what a red hair guy goes through in life.

      In theory we should love and accept red heads with out thought. At least half the actor son tv are red heads. So we should be used to loving them from tv and that SHOULD cause people to naturally like or even seek out red heads in real life. Like anything else on tv we see that we like. But inspire of the positive exposure red heads get on tv a LOT of people hold disdain toward red heads. Even if they don't realize it. I am a decent looking guy. But I am 43 and sill single. I am a stepping stone until the woman finds what she really wants. The red hair is a curse. But I still own it and wear it proud. Gotta just say f*ck it. But still alone.

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      Nola Pelser 5 months ago

      I have blond hair but three of my siblings have red hair - it is still the most beautiful hair color for me and I always give compliments to red haired persons wherever I see them !! Red hair is stunning !!!!!!

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      Joseph Weinman 5 months ago

      Enjoyed the read. I'm the only red head in the family and always felt like the black sheep. I was even kind of a loner, quit and picked on when I was little. When the kids realized that my fist hurt more then their words it stopped. Girls were the cruelest because I was raised better then to hit a girl but I learned to be witty with the insults. As I got older the girls actually started chasing me. Kids can be cruel and with it gave me a different perspective on the world but that's the way of the red head. We weren't meant to see things normal. I don't like seeing red heads either classified as bullies or nerds in cartoons ,comics , magazines and books. To be honest I've rarely met a red head that wasn't down to earth and funny. God made us all beautiful in a special way. Sometimes the impacts he puts in our lives mold us into the leaders he wants us to be. Yes some people in the world are less fortunate but no one in any part of the world should thinks it's because of their skin color or hair color.

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      Erland Gora 5 months ago

      Different people, different judgements and opinions.I personaly enjoyed reading this article, seemed very interessing to me.

      Diversity is one of the most beautiful things Nature or God has included in creation.Every race ,etnicity or fenotrype they carry,have their own beauty and particularitys.

      Albino and natural redhead ginger fenotrype are the Characteristic that can be faund in every race of the human beings, so this showes that all we are just humans in the end.

      I am actually a blond natural, but this doesn't mean that I actually hate other people for being different, on the contrary I 'd gratulate or compliment them,especially natural redheads girls.,for they do actually attract me more than any other type of women.They amaze me with olmost every of the physical Characteristics they posess,I love their silky soft skin whitepeached toned with the lovely frackles,their wonderfull hypnotising scent and of course the amazing firey amazingly Red colour of their hairs, no matter if they're straight or as gloving waterfall of fire or bushy with wonderfull curlys...

      I love and adore their character, and the strong Personality.. In few words they are just wonder of God and Nature... And I'd be really happy if I'd marry a ginger redhead woman and to have beautiful children with same Characteristics as hers.

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      Arabic redhead ginger 5 months ago

      Im strawberry blonde or redhead but Im muslim from arab, I hope no one can tell me Im redhead terrorist, thank you

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      Vincent Klosterman 5 months ago

      I've never related more to an article than I do right now.

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      David 5 months ago

      I have dated a violent sociopathic redhead that used to tell me she would never have kids with me because my dad is from Egypt. Redheads are violent and racist with an inferiority complex so bad that they end up trying to be control freaks. I personally hate each and everyone of them, God hates them too which is why their skin rots very fast. By the age of 50 usually they look like their 90.

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      Kolya 6 months ago

      Well, I am PROUD to be a ginger! I don't think I am better than my non-redhead peers, but I was born this way and I cannot do anything about (if in fact I really wanted to anyway). It is true that we are a rare breed about 1 -- 2% of humanity (all 7,8 billion of us worldwide).

      I had been teased and subject to bullying when I was a child in grammar school, but I didn't think at that time that my hair colour was the factor. I tried at one point for experimentation purposes to dye my hair -- yeah! BLACK! That lasted for a couple of months but turned to disaster. It was so bad that I had to literally dye my hair back to my natural (red) colour! The black dye still darkened my hair but finally that grew out and today I am that natural ginger 'beauty' as before.

      I suppose it is true that red hair is hard to hold dye. It was a disaster for me something I shan't ever repeat again.

      There is debate within my family whether I have Irish blood or not (the argument is that I am only Scottish and English on my UK side). I was born in Udmurt area of Russia about 1'000 km southeast of Moscow. Us Urdmurts claim that we have the redheadest men on Earth! Well I don't know about that, but we do have many fellow gingers in Izhevsk (capital city).

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      kimberly 6 months ago

      I am ginger and I get a lot of hate but I just egnore the hate because we all know that the boy only go out with us is because we keep the up all night and

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      jacob true 6 months ago

      people make fun of my hair and what just because you have yellow hair makes you smarter

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      Lona 6 months ago

      I have always loved red hair and as a kid tried to be friends with the few kids I have met with red hair. I always believed God was showing His talents in giving some people such a pretty color on their head. It's a shame how prejudice rules the hearts of people of anything different. We often blame God for how people treat us (I'm black American). But God loves diversity. People generally don't. Thank you for your article.

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      rhiannon 6 months ago

      im a redhead and im in year 7 and everyone teases me all the time except for my friends.

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      William Stevenson 6 months ago

      I personally am I red headed guy in 7th grade and i know how it feels to be neglected for having red hair and it sucks. Here's an example of what someone did to me cause of my awesome red hair: this one kid saw my red hair and said: hey everybody! I found a spawn of satan! And it really hurt me very verbally and physically. He attacked me just because I have red hair. So I know how it feels and I am emotionally weaker than most other people would think. So don't worry fellow redheads I'm on your side

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      Jim 7 months ago

      I know a girl at school who is a redhead and she is pretty much the quietest person there

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      Noah 7 months ago

      This is a horrible article. Alot of stuff in this isn't factual, you didn't cite any sources.

      I'm a redhead and red hair is my defining feature. I'm 23 and I've never been teased for having red hair and people always compliment me on it.

      I'm sure your sons who you're glad don't have red hair are teased just as much as anyone else, if not more since they have a parent like you .

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      Proud Red-head 8 months ago

      I'm proud to be a redhead

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      Erland Gora 9 months ago

      I personaly am an blond guy but onestly, I simply love,adore,worship ginger and redhair women for they are more preferable to me as a personal taste and attracts me more than other type of women,they are like fire and they trully Rock!!!In few words, just the Best for me...

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      monica 9 months ago

      as a redhead i can attest to all this, i feel like people are always screwing with me, being a redhead is hard, also it takes an elephant tranquilizer to knock me out, my tolerance for any substance is insane

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      Kathy 9 months ago

      Great article and right on. As a 64 yr old red head I have experienced alot of what you described. Plus being passed over for a couple jobs and a school admission due to predjudices against red heads. I just always pressed on, a new day tomorrow. I always tried hard to be liked. But now that I am older I find myself remembering the hurts and wishing I had been smart or quick enough more often to put the mean people in their place with the proper verbage to make a difference. On the rare occasion where I was able to say something timely and profound to teach something to a mean person biased against red heads, I felt great. Most of the time when I am treated poorly I just go away. My red is turning blond but people still stare. I was scared traveling in S Africa. I did meet an albino black person there who was whiter than me and had hair more red than mine. That man was scared. In todays world every minority group screams discrimination and has a platform with a loud voice and constant media coverage. Red heads are definitely discriminated against. There should be a law against it too. I am worn out at 64 and have no patients for the garbage against red heads any more.

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      Ginger B*tch 10 months ago

      Ima natural redhead with blue eyes, and I love being a redhead! Whenever someone makes fun of my hair, I tell them at least my hair doesn't look like poop lol. Or I just give them the finger cuz I know my hair looks like a rockin rare flower :3

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      Jake 11 months ago

      Hug a red head today!

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      StacyF 11 months ago

      During the days of Atlantis, the Gods taught the humans how to grow things and build cities. They taught them about how the female body was in tune with the Moon, and how it effected everything on Earth. Their calendars were all Luna, and they venerated the females as creators and leaders. Because the calendars were Luna, they had 13 months in a year.

      Some of the males from the purer mixed line humans began to get jealous of the women and their power within the tribe, they decided to rebel and take over. They no longer wanted the spiritual teachings of the Gods and rejected them, took over their tribes and started wars with other tribes. They worked at hiding the true history about the Gods/Goddesses and matriarchy. They worked at suppressing women and any form of spirituality they could not use to control and manipulate people. They wanted as much land and control as possible.

      They created a religion that focused on one God, the Sun and male energy. They changed the calendars to Solar and 12 months, and said 13 was an evil unlucky number.

      We live in a BINARY STAR SYSTEM. Satan is also referred to as the Dog Star Sirius which was named Isis in Egypt. She is a Goddess and the representation of the polar opposite to our Sun, which is male energy. It is in binary orbit with our Sun, as our Sun is 1, Sirius is 0. Because it is in binary orbit with our Sun it is called the 'Black Sun'.

      Because it is a female energy, which is opposite to the male Sun, which provides light, it was demonized by the Christians as something dark and evil. The Sun is God, and the black Sun is the Dog star, dog is reverse of God. The Dog Star is Planet X. It's not a physical planet it's cosmic energy to restore the balance on earth. The fall of Atlantis separated the divine masculine and feminine spiritual energy. Plunging earth into a black hole and was trapped there. We broke out of it in 2012. Magnetic field reversal started 12/21/2012

      The pentagram - or pentacle is considered both divine and magical by many cultures because if you draw a pentagram, the lines automatically divide themselves into segments according to the Divine Proportion. The ratios of the line segments in a pentacle all equal PHI making this symbol the ultimate expression of the Divine Proportion. For this reason the five-pointed star has always been the symbol of beauty and perfection associated with the Goddess and the sacred feminine. The Sacred Geometry of nature, again is all about the Goddess, Mother nature, who created us all.

      Again this was demonized because it is feminine energy. The pentagram became an evil symbol to be feared, when in reality it is truly beautiful.

      WHAT IS THE NAME FOR FEMALE DOG? EXACTLY! This is where that originated.

      In the book of revelations BRIDES OF CHRIST is mentioned in referencing the 144,000. That is referring to the return of the divine feminine energy which planet X carries the codes to unlock the earth's unity grid and activate the dormant DNA.

      holy grail is the womb. which is why the grail lineage came from the mother, not the father. Religions switched it because they knew they couldn't be proven wrong with science because the mitochondrial paternal DNA is destroyed at conception and only the Mother's is passed on.

      Planet X/X-men is referring to the 2 X chromosomes FEMALES have.

      The Book of Genesis (in its English-translated form) tells us that Cain was ‘a tiller of the ground’. But this is not what the original texts say at all. What they say is that Cain had ‘dominion over the Earth’ – which is a rather different matter when considering his kingly status.

      In fact, the Bible translators appear to have had a constant problem with the word ‘Earth’, often translating it to ‘ground’, ‘clay’ or ‘dust’. But the early texts actually referred to ‘The Earth’. Even in the case of Adam and Eve, the translators got it wrong. The Bible says: ‘Male and female he created them, and he called their name Adam.’ The older writings use the more complete word ‘Adama’, which means ‘of the Earth’. But this did not mean they were made of dirt; it means that they were ‘of The Earth’ – or, as the Anchor Hebrew Bible explains in absolutely precise terms, they were ‘Earthlings’.

      The Sumerian records state that Adam and Eve (known then as ‘Atabba’ and ‘Ava’, and jointly as the ‘Adama’) were purpose-bred for kingship at the House of Shimti by Enki and his sister-wife Nin-khursag. In Sumerian, the word Shi-im-ti meant ‘breath-wind-life’. Nin-khursag was called ‘Lady of the Embryo’ or ‘Lady of Life’, and she was the surrogate mother for Atabba and Ava who were created from human ova fertilized by the Lord Enki. It was because of Nin-khursag’s title, Lady of Life, that Ava was later given the same title by the Hebrews. Indeed, the name Ava (or Eve) was subsequently said to mean ‘Life’. And there is an interesting parallel here, because in Sumerian the distinction ‘Lady of Life’ was Nin-tî (Nin meaning ‘Lady’, and tî meaning ‘Life’). However, another Sumerian word, ti (with the longer pronunciation, ‘tee’), meant ‘rib’; and it was by virtue of the Hebrews’ misunderstanding of the two words, tî and ti, that Eve also became incorrectly associated with Adam’s rib.

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      StacyF 11 months ago

      Below is a list of traits associated with people who are RH Negative. It is interesting to note the during the Great inquisition people who possessed the traits below, were hunted down then tortured in the most terrible way, before being murdered. Their pain and suffering was food for the most vile.

      •An extra rib or vertebra.

      •Higher than average IQ

      •ESP Ability

      •Love of Space & Science

      •More sensitive vision & other senses.

      •Increased of psychic/intuitive abilities

      •Cannot be cloned

      •Lower body temperature

      •Higher blood pressure (some say lower)

      •Predominantly blue, green, or Hazel eyes

      •Red or reddish tint to hair color

      •Increased sensitivity to heat & sunlight

      •Unexplained Scars

      •Piercing Eyes

      •Tend to be Healers

      •Empathetic Illnesses

      •Ability to disrupt electrical devices

      •Experience unexplained phenomenon

      •Physic Dreams and/or Ability

      3,250,000 to 6,500,000 were killed during the Napoleonic wars, 17 Million during WW1, between 50 to 80 million during WW2 and that doesn't include the 60 Million who were systematically murdered during the Russian revolution. The vast majority of those killed were Caucasian and research shows that a vast majority of those were RH Negative.

      The Genocide OF RH Negative people has been on going for many years. Of course there have been RH Positive people killed as well, but nowhere near the amount of RH Negative. They were expendable in the eyes of those who have hidden in the shadows for many years.

      With Muslim migrants being forced on the countries of Northern Europe, one would be forgiven for thinking that this assault on people with this blood type is on-going.

      Rh negative people are the only people the Zionists can NOT assimilate into their sick belief system. These people will always fight them and they have always known this. This is why they have been systematically trying to rid this planet of all those who possess the spiritual ability to defy them and their agenda.

      16,000 years ago there was a task force called The Order of the Star. 144,000 beings /volunteers came forth to heal separation and integrate the darkness into the light. They keep re-incarnating wherever they can assist and are represented by figures such as Buddha, Christ, The Templars, and the Light Workers. When we liberate the planet, we will enter into the 3rd Atlantis, a paradise on Earth

      There is much talk of the 144,000 and they are now awake and preparing for the roles that they are here to play. The 144,000 are in human form but contain the genetics and codes that allow them to move into the new earth in order to prepare the ground for the dreaming that will take place to move the human race into a new level of consciousness.

      All matter is light-energy that vibrates at a certain frequency. Full consciousness exists in this energy and this is why matter can be influenced by DNA or the human brain for example. All knowledge, thoughts and intentions on a planet together form the collective consciousness. Our society is a reflection of our collective consciousness.

      “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

      -Nikola Tesla

      “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

      -Albert Einstein

      http://www.freedomtek.org/en/texts/nikola_tesla_in...

      http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/02/18/how-the-huma...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXPdmQUfezw ---6 tones of God's creation

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXTrX4i2ETY the secrets within your DNA about the 144,000 mentioned in the book of revelations

      http://foreverconscious.com/sound-healing-528hz-th...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbMBO4T0C8M --Crystalline DNA Activation frequency

      http://www.lovehaswon.org/cherishing-mother-gaia/

      The figure 144,000 does not represent a limited number of people but is a mathematical formula for the activation of the God-Code DNA. Servants of the Divine Creator have a DNA encoded to the 144,000.

      The power of this Divine Plan is that once the 144,000 DNA code is activated in a few beings, it will awaken in all six billion, which is every soul on the planet. This activation is destined to occur once a critical number of humans awakens to higher states of consciousness. It will alter the hologram of the collective mind and hence the hologram of the nature of reality.

      144,000 is the number of souls that must attain Christhood (i.e. ascend) and will reactivate the Christ Light into the Christ Grids to transmute Mother Earth and humankind.

      The brain has the ability to receive, give off, and manipulate radio waves.

      If you hold a glass or a shell to your ear, the static-like hissing sound (like the sound of rushing air) is the glass or shell acting as a container and “capturing” the radio sound waves that the brain is giving off. The brain has a telepathic receiver and transmitter that uses sound waves. In fact, thoughts are simply scalar sound waves that most people cannot see but are very real.

      Hence “Tele”pathy, “ Tele”visions, and “Tele”phones.

      sound is the secret of life, and PHD scientists who work for the NSA know this well. That is why advanced physics is kept so secret and out of the public domain.

      There has recently been a film released called The Secret, which claims that a person can create the reality around them using their thoughts.

      http://www.theeventchronicle.com/metaphysics/metas...

      Hell doesn't exist. Since our thoughts as a collective actually create our reality, the only hell is the one we create ourselves on 3d earth.

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      StacyF 11 months ago

      Enki (E.A)’s story was attached to archangel Michael in the new testament. In the best-selling science fiction book series called The Horus Heresy, the Watcher wars are detailed in incredible detail. The guys writing these books are either high level masons or part of the intelligence community. Michael was the genetic father of the Tribe of Dan

      The great teacher of which the New Testament and Christianity were founded upon (and seriously twisted the teachings of) has been called by many names: CHRISTOS, CHRIST, JESUS, JESUS CHRIST, ISA, IISA/EESA/ISA, EISA, YESHUA, Esu, Esu Immanuel, and his name in his native language aramaic is Eashoa' M'sheekha

      In arabic is Eesa

      Eesa Latinised to "Jesus"

      The Holy Quran refers to Jesus as Eesa, and this name is used more times than any other title, because this was his "Christian" name. Actually, his proper name was Eesa (Arabic), or Esau (Hebrew); classicalYeheshua, which the Christian nations of the West latinised as Jesus. Neither the "J" nor the second "s" in the name Jesus is to be found in the original tongue - they are not found in the Semitic languages.

      http://lightparty.com/Spirituality/MaryJeshuaDNA.h...

      http://thetruejesus.org/

      http://www.templeoftheola.org/holy-grail.html

      http://enkispeaks.com/2012/10/jesus-biological-des...

      http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sumer_anunnaki/e...

      http://www.sumerianalien.com/A/TribeOfDan/

      http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_...

      http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_...

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-irish-slave-trade...

      http://humansarefree.com/2016/09/people-with-rh-ne...

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      StacyF 11 months ago

      I know why red heads have been demonized for centuries. I'm not a red head but basically everyone else in my family is. The hatred of red heads is connected to the history of the Rh negative blood types. Not all but the majority of Rh negs are caucasian and have red hair or carry the red hair gene. I'm O neg with brown hair but my husband is B neg reddish hair and my daughter is O neg with red hair.

      this dates back to Atlantis. a place we were always told didn't exist. Oh yes it sure did!!

      1947 was the year of the Roswell crash and when Israel was formed. A year later in 1948, a genetic bloodline study was started in Britain to locate gifted children to be used for espionage by the intelligence community. This was called ‘Project Anvil’ but changed its name to ‘Project Oaktree’ in the 1950’s. Oaktree was under the command of the NSA by this time and was being run from Harwell genetics laboratories in Oxfordshire.

      Project Oaktree was actually set up to locate the descendants of the ‘Tribe of Dan,’ which is the so-called ‘Lost Tribe of Israel’. These middle-eastern people were of white skin, and the descendants are not actually lost but kept secret

      The Tribe of Dan travelled from Dan (‘Kaish’ in Hebrew) just below Mt Hermon and went up into Greece around the time of the Exodus. In Greece, they were known as the Spartans. From Greece they travelled to France where they were the Merovingian Priest-Kings and other French Royal lines. From France they travelled to Scotland, Ireland and America. They were known as the ‘Tuatha De Danann’ in Ireland and Celtic clans, such as the ‘Campbells’ in Scotland

      The Lost Tribe of Dan is an advanced race of warriors and sorcerers and can harness electromagnetic energy, originally sourced from Atlantis

      This is a very holy bloodline with powerful PSI abilities. The Luciferian religions believe that by abusing children and people of this bloodline, they are directly attacking God.

      these people are mainly of Celtic/blue blood (aristocratic) genetics **Indigo children are usually born into Rh negative bloodlines, even if they are Rh pos usually one of their parents is Rh neg or carries it recessively**

      Individuals of Celtic blue blood lines have an RH-negative blood factor. This is a very rare blood type and makes up about 5-10% of the population. RH-negative means oxygen is processed in the blood differently to people with RH-positive blood. The amount of oxygen processed by the body makes all the difference in unusual abilities.

      The NSA is looking for people of certain bloodlines, and these people are mainly of Celtic/blueblood (aristocratic) genetics. Individuals with these genetics have a predisposition to paranormal/PSI ability, as these cultures have practiced psychic abilities for generations in ancient rituals that have their modern expression in freemasonry; therefore, it is in the genetic memory of people of these bloodlines, even if they have not practiced psychic ability themselves.

      The Celts called themselves Iberi, Hiberi, or Iveri which are all derived from the Biblical Hebrew pronounciation of the name Hebrew.

      The Irish Book of Fenagh records the Basques settling in Ireland. The book also documents the descendants of Noah settling in the basque country" Modern DNA studies confirm this connection and back up the irish book of fenagh.

      .

      "Spain in that day was the land of the true Iberians- the basques-(and catalans)that is to say, the Atlanteans" Quote from Ignatius Donnelly in his book called "atlantis,the antidiluvian world" He said this back in 1882 and many years later we know he was right.

      http://cache.eupedia.com/images/content/Celtic_Eur...

      the 2 darkest spots in spain are the basque country and catalonia.Why are the basque country and catalonia more italo celtic than italy you ask?Because we are the original italo-celto-germanics that settled europe,etc

      "Recent dna tests have proven the Picts were closely related to the Basques of northern Spain" http://hal_macgregor.tripod.com/gregor/Scythia.html

      "The Basques are known as Europe's "Indians" or Europe's "First Family", since their language and culture is more ancient than any other in Europe" And the goth phoenicians founded europe and basques are the oldest european culture and speak the oldest language because we are the goth phoenicians.

      There are some genes that identify Picts. Y DNA lines are Haplogroups J and I. mtDNA haplogroup H & U.

      If you are of blue blood you will have the red hair gene

      The bloodline families can be traced back to Ramases in Egypt, the red headed King.

      "The Basque and Catalan regions, these were the bastions of the "Grail" families, this is where the descendants of Jesus and his family, lived (live) in the Middle Ages, this was "Grail"-central.

      Genes link Celts to Basques

      The Welsh and Irish Celts have been found to be the genetic blood-brothers of Basques, scientists have revealed.

      The gene patterns of the three races passed down through the male line are all “strikingly similar”, researchers concluded.

      'Statistically indistinguishable'

      He and his colleagues looked at Y-chromosomes, passed from father to son, of Celtic and Norwegian populations. They found them to be quite different.

      “But we also noticed that there's something quite striking about the Celtic populations, and that is that there's not a lot of genetic variation on the Y-chromosome,” he said.

      To try to work out where the Celtic population originally came from, the team from UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of California at Davis also looked at Basques.

      “On the Y-chromosome the Celtic populations turn out to be statistically indistinguishable from the Basques,” Professor Goldstein said.

      Why are people calling RH negatives “blue bloods”? Well, again a peculiar thing happens between an RH- mother and a second RH+ baby. As you may remember an RH- mother builds up antibodies against the RH+ baby, and this means that the babies blood will start to agglutinate. Before the rhoGAM shot, babies were born blue and they needed to have blood transfusions to survive.

      Blue blood is an expression from the Spanish phrase “sangre azul,” indicating noble birth or descent.

      Both Irish and Iraqi mythology revolve around the secret teachings of the blue stones of E.A. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Tara was the sacred home for the Ari (later the Ari-ish or Irish) who ranked below the Illi gods, yet above the people. Ireland (Ari-Land) takes its name from the Aris or Arians. Ireland is considered the Great Motherland of the Aryan race, otherwise known as Atlantis, Thule or Tula.

      Aryan or Ari-an is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘noble’. The concept of the Aryan race has been wildly misinterpreted. The root of the misunderstanding is in the Sumerian claim that E.A. and the Pure Lady Ninhursag (Mari) cloned the first model of human as a slave race. Into the blood of a second ‘advanced’ human, the Ari or Illi, they put sacred knowledge.

      He then separated this new human from the others, taking them to an island home, Poseidon/Atlantis, of which he was the Pa-Tara (father) and founder, the Potei-don or ‘Lord of Wisdom’.

      His half-brother Enlil, who sought to keep humanity at the level of dim-bulb, Earth-bound slaves, opposed him. Tara is, conceivably, one of E.A.’s laboratories of enlightenment and the place where he brought ‘the Children of Atlantis’, the lost tribe of Enki, after their banishment by Enlil. Irish mythology insists the secrets of E.A. and his lost tribe remain hidden beneath the soil of Tara.

      The Irish make clear that post-cataclysm Atlantean mythology, including that of the blue stones, originated in Ireland and spread to Sumeria, Egypt and India… and Southern France.

      Among other uses the blue stones, called Blue Apples in Southern France, were used to open gateways or passages to other realms. Gnostic Christians maintain they were present at the Crucifixion.

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      Ginger 11 months ago

      As always when I read a fellow red heads thoughts on their own experiences and reactions to them..so ... so ...soooo much in common. Understood every word you wrote so well. Thanks! From a Ginger actually named Ginger...geeezzz

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      Emily 11 months ago

      A few of my friends are redheads and I've never understood why they get teased about it, because their hair is really pretty. One of them jokes that redheads have no souls!

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      thomas deignan 11 months ago

      red heads are an anamoly they are recessive of RH- blood type, grandmother had 12 miscarriages before having my mother, came from ireland, black irish, my mother ginger freckles redhair, married my father both type O, oldest human blood type, vikings, strength RH- is alien blood i carry the gene, not as much but i have a red beard, father black hair, thats why you never usually see two gingers together, unless they are narcistic. anyhoot just a little tale from your friend!

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      Mark M 12 months ago

      I think this is a more serious issue than most non-redheads realise. Here in the UK redheads are mocked and picked on regularly, and there have been horror stories of children killing or trying to kill themslevs because of bullying.

      What annoys me most is the hypocrisy. We live in an ultra-pc world now where people can lose their jobs and be arrested for saying something that is considered offensive to a minority, yet comedians, tv presenters, even politicians have said load of nasty things about redheads in recent years and nobody bats an eyelid.

      I don't want to live world where nobody can open their mouth without being arrested, quite the opposite, I favour freespeech. But why should us redheads put up with insults and be told to stop whining when the authorities are so strict about other forms of bullying and prejudice?

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      Lynn Hill 12 months ago

      For several years, in grade school, I was taunted by the kids saying "I'd rather be dead than red on the head". Now I really feel special because I do have red hair and I stand out from those who don't. I have a grandaughter and a grandson who also have red hair.

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      Deb 12 months ago

      I am a natural redhead and if being the only red headed girl in the school wasn't bad enough my last name of Allred sure pushed the amount of teasing I got over the top. I hated my hair, hated my name, and it wasn't until I got into high school that the teasing kind of turned into conversation starters and became kinder. I'm a 45 year old woman now and there still isn't a day that goes by that a comment isn't made about my hair. Usually good, people tell me I'm beautiful and how lucky I am to have red hair. I look at myself and don't see what the big deal is. I've never felt beautiful but I hear it all the time. I love my hair now and I've never changed the color of it. Not even a little bit. My mom wouldn't let me when I was younger and my husband begs me not to now.

      I wouldn't quite call having red hair luck. It's so bittersweet to have such nice comments but I didn't have many friends and still don't because of it. Either people really hate me or they really like me and if they really like me, it's only from a distance. Not very many people want to take the time to get to know me. But, I will continue to smile and thank people graciously and still think to myself with a heavy heart ( then why don't you just take a chance and see what an amazing friend I could be).

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      Myk 12 months ago

      I married a redhead with blue eyes (so the really rare version), her pain level is incredible, she gave birth to 2 beautiful blonde children with no pain relief at all, just nice and calm and got on with it. She is now 45, but I wouldn't put her a day over 35. She has the most amazing complexion, barely uses (or needs) any makeup. She has a heart of gold and a temper rarely seen, but if it is seen, you don't want to be on the same planet!

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      Anonymous 12 months ago

      I am a natural redhead and to be honest it only got hard when I hit my teenage years. People start making little jokes thinking they're funny and I usually just laugh it off but lately even my friends take shots at me sometimes. One of my closest friends said that I was ugly because I had red hair and this really pissed me off. I'm taller than most people I meet and some are intimidated which I kind of find annoying but the thing is I am always nice to people I never get angry and I hate confrontation yet I still get this prejudice for having red hair. Lately though these attacks on me have been getting under my skin and I feel like sooner or later I'm going to pop and it isn't going to end well

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      lou 13 months ago

      im half redhead

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      Katie 13 months ago

      I'm not a redhead, but I love red hair. I've dyed my hair red before, but can never get it the tint I like. Natural red hair is beautiful and rare, in my opinion all the bad hype about it is just jealousy because they wish they would have hair like that.

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      Redcat11 13 months ago

      I googled Sydney hates redheads and found this article. I'm a 35 year old woman with freckles and long red hair. In the last 3 weeks in Sydney I've been attacked, called names, leered and jeered at threatened and shoulder barged by men. In Burwood, Merrylands and Parramatta. I used to get filthy looks in these areas before but it's escalated seriously now and I've never suffered abuse like this before or been so scared to go out and about in my own areas. I don't wear makeup I don't dress suggestively in fact quite the opposite I keep my head down and avoid eye contact but the hatred as aimed at me still. My partner says it's my hair and I know he's right. Women in My area hate me on sight and men get sadistic around me. I can go weeks without seeing another redhead in real life. Things have gotten worse since Pauline Hanson got voted for in the election. It's like other ethnicities see my red hair and instantly think of her and they take their hatred for her out on me. It's gotten so bad lately there are suburbs I can no longer go to anymore for my own safety. Any redheads in Sydney experiencing anything like this?

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      Irene Burdell 13 months ago

      When I was at schoool my 2 best friends were redheads, I loved their hair colour and when I was old enough had my hair dyed red , I don't understand what the problem with redheads is all about .

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      Robbi 13 months ago

      Love your article. It's amazing how persecuted Redheads were and sometimes still are. I am the youngest of 8 kids (4 girls/4 boys) 5 red heads and 3 dirty blondes. Outside my family I am usually the only redhead in the crowd. I was picked on for being a redhead and being ghostly white, I got called chicken legs a lot and adults thought I was up to no good. I hated being a redhead when I was a kid, it was horrible! Once I got to my teen years it got better, I think mostly because I got more attitude and didn't put up with people's crap. I learned to love my hair and pale skin when I got in my 20's and love being unique/one of a kind. I am smart, bossy and tell it like it is, I think that's why I'm a Manager, lol!

      Final words: love who you are and embrace your quirks/uniqueness.

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      Monica 13 months ago

      Born a natural redhead in a family that had none. Teased always for the red, leered upon by men of all ages and felt the wrath of women. I'm a social butterfly and love to laugh, but my warrior side is a force not to reckon with. I'm 48 with a great red mane still full of all color and an 10 year old daughter with the same color and zest for life and already experiencing the "redhead experience". She will overcome too! That's the fighter and lover in us!

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      Me 14 months ago

      I hate being a redhead. Redheads are some of the ugliest people on earth. I intentionally married outside of my race to not have redhead kids.

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      Kimberly 15 months ago

      Loved the read, hate that the world is so stupid. I was bullied as a child because of my hair and now I have a bad temper & I'm "crazy" so people still pussy foot around telling me how beautiful my hair is while talking behind my back, I'm sure! Hmmmmmmmm, not rocket science. People are a$$holes.

      By the way, when I get shocked, that is the worst pain I feel, ever! Feels like I'm being put to death in the electric chair! I also feel electricity in my body sometimes. Wonder if any other redheads have that problem LOL

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      Michaela 15 months ago

      Redheads are fascinating and not just because of how they look. It's interesting how they respond to anaesthesia and they can withstand more physical pain. Auburn haired men are my favourite physical dreamboat! That guy with the longish locks side on shot is very handsome as they all are. There seems to be something otherworldly and metaphysically evocative to the redhead tribe!

      Boadicea is a great hero.

      I have golden blonde hair and have always found strands of auburn red near my crown and forehead hairline. Paternal aunty had red hair. I love it.

      Red heads are glorious and unusual.

      Nice research.

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      Holly West 15 months ago

      I am also a redhead who had one sister and two brothers all with red/ginger hair as my mom was a redhead.We all have very fiery tempers which I attribute to our hair colour.My older brother got teased daily and has heard all the ginger nut songs going,my younger brother got teased but not so much and my sister and I were never really teased at all but generally I think the kids were probably a bit frightened to as we were all fighters and could stick up for ourselves.My mom has still got red hair now and she is 67.

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      Red Not 17 months ago

      I have some family that have Orange hair they are always in a Bad mood.

      Always mean - NOW I CAN NOT STAND ORANGR HAIR EVEN ON TOYS ( anything with orange hair ) hate it hate it hate it. Always and

      Forever even baby's cute face But the orange hair Forget it.

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      Paige Blandeburgo 17 months ago

      I was bullied so much when I was a kid for my red hair. It didn't bother me though. I just said, "Your just jealous because my hair can be found in rainbows and yours can only be found in dirt." xD

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      Fiza Qazi 19 months ago

      This was a very interesting piece!

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      ScarletSA 20 months ago

      I have red hair . I do have men being very stupid sometimes but I completely ignore them. I was very very surprised though that I did not ave a single red headed child...I come from a line of red-heads, didn't want them to be-but when they were't I was quite sad about it. I can identify with so much that the writer has said. Being mocked. Judged as someone with a anger problem(which i actually do have) and also a lot of freckles that sometimes make me look tann

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      Natalie 20 months ago

      I had red hair and growing up in the 70's was not allowed to wear pink. And I sunburned terribly. I hated my red hair, but the red faded quickly to a mousy dark grey by the time I was 30, then I wanted my old color back! Now I dye my hair back to my normal color, but it's just not the same.

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      Candace 20 months ago

      I loved this article! Red-head momma of three. Thank you, my husband didn't understand and thought my memories of bigotry were silly lol. It was fun and reassuring to read and hear all the comments and your article was bang on for me.

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      Anonymous 21 months ago

      Do you know who Jeffrey Dahmer is?

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      Joy Lynskey 22 months ago from Moneta, Va

      Absolutely Cathy!!

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      Cathy 23 months ago

      Hi people.

      I have found the article and posts very entertaining.

      I am a red head and after 50 odd years I have accepted who and what I am.

      As a child I received a lot of bulling. After several years I broke and literally saw red and kicked o whole lot of their nasty asses.

      I still have very fond memories of that day. I think was 11 years at the time. Arr pubity and red head rolled to gether.

      I had to beat my little brother regularly for calling me names such as ginger nut, blood nut, and my favourite period head.

      But you know what at the end of the day it doesn't matter.

      You need to love and respect your self. Other can only effect you if you give them the power. As some one else said they are just jealous of our awesomeness. Power to the gingers.

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      Joy Lynskey 24 months ago from Moneta, Va

      I very much agree with all of that Lisa. It has been very true for me as well with the pain threshold. I recently had open heart surgery and I made my surgeon promise to treat me with stronger pain meds than usual. He finally complied when I basically refused to have the surgery without his promise. I have had surgeries in the past where my pain wasn't managed and I couldn't see going through that with what had to be the worst pain on earth.

      As far as the jealousy. You're absolutely right. As a little girl who often cried over the redhead torment, my mom always told me that once I got to a certain age, people would be jealous of my hair color and they'd do everything they could to replicate it. She was right!

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      Lisa M 24 months ago

      i am also a natural red head maybe some of the torment and torture we go through at the hands of those that are not red heads is due to jealousy because we have something that they don't and will never have naturally,and this only tells me 1 thing this is more about them and the fact that they want what they seem to think we have and they don't,we seem to be more sensitive in every way to everything than those with other colors of hair,more allergies,lower pain thresh hold,more affected by others treatment of us we seem to know things and be more intuitive as well we feel and seem to follow our gut instincts and reactions more as well and recognize when something is off or not rightand when we can we try to fix it.

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      renaeD. 2 years ago

      im a natural redhead and have never been insulted or abused over it... just complimented. I've never thought about it as "bad" just special. Weird.

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      suzannavee 2 years ago

      I was attending a black church and sitting in back of the pastor in the choir section during his sermon he brought up the derogatory remark of the redheaded stepchild all of a sudden he felt so awful he turned around and looked at me and said you were not a redheaded stepchild where you? and I told him I was the redheaded stepchild 6 times. Lol

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      BoadiceainOz 2 years ago

      I hated my golden locks as a child. I was taught to understand how special it was to be different - and how to rejoice in being different... and although my hair has now changed from gold to blond - I cheat and have it restored to its former glory ... when it finally goes silver I may give up - but not before than

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      Tired of sunscreen 2 years ago

      When I read this I was like hey I thought I was the only one who thought being a redhead is hard? Everyone always says they love your hair color but you always feel like it would and is the reason why a few people don't or wouldn't like you. Just because of a simple hair color. You aren't considered a good person just because of it! But now I realize that it is true and I am proud to be a redhead even though there are days that I wish I wasn't! But I do wish I could tan...

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      JLosgar 2 years ago

      I am a true redhead and grew up hating my hair because of the taunting I received from my peers. I have learned to love it now I just wish I wasn't so pasty white...it would be nice to have a tan. Oh well, at least I look 10 years younger because I haven't baked my skin to a crisp...HA take that haters!!!

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      annie 2 years ago

      Late to this conversation, interesting stuff and i can relate to many of your experiences. The phrase that really hit home for me is 'Then I will simply forget you exist'. I learnt this trick at a very early age and 50 years later still do it with people that just push too far - whether its teasing redheads (me) racist comments or displaying outstanding ignorance. The thing you didn't mention is the extremely high rate of severe pmt that occurs for red headed women, this might also be part of the fuel behind the angry redhead statements.

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      Celeste 2 years ago

      I am so glad I stumbled across this post! I have red hair and grew up in complete torment. After reading your article, it was a trip down memory lane. It's like you read my life completely. Having a name like Celeste and Red hair seemed like a curse. I hoped I would never have red haired children----but alas two of them!

      My daughter seems to be happy with life. However, my son has had a rough adult life. Go figure! RED is Awesome people. I think it may have something to do with a little envy maybe?

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      Megan 2 years ago

      I am not a redhead but I have dyed my hair red (and next time I will dye my hair it will be red again), and I love the color, despite that it can be hard to keep. I am a natural blonde (dark blonde) and we get remarks too like "blondes have more fun" (probably a more sexual nature in some cases), which is not true in my case, and also being very busty gives some people images of the stereotypical "blonde bimbo". I also hate the "dumb blonde" stereotype, since I have very good grades and GPA in college and was raised to use common sense and critical thinking. I don't see why red hair is so horrible and I think it looks good on both men and women. I blame superstition. And I don't see how people got the connection between red hair as bad and Christianity. There isn't anything in the Bible that suggests that and as a Christian I think its wrong to immediately judge a person's character by their looks, either hair color or skin color.

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      Red 2 years ago

      This pretty true, the girls kinda get away easy but the guys get picked on mercioisly. If I have a kid with red hair, I'm probably going to dye it just to save him from it, it's not easy being judged solely for hair color. I'm a very nice person, I never start problems or pick on people yet I had it done to me. Now that I'm older it still happens but not quite as much but way more than an average person would think. They need to create a term for this predijust against redheads. Calling a redhead a ginger, is as bad as calling a black person a nigger and it happens all of the time widely out in public. I believe that redheads get picked on the most out of any race/group/people.

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      Anya Brodech 2 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      Oh my gosh, poor redheads! I've never discriminated against them, but I know a lot of people who tease them for it. I didn't know that they had been persecuted so much for real in history! Dear sweet Jesus! I actually always wished that I had red hair because I thought it was so beautiful.

      I think that they've been discriminated against so much because red hair is rare, so people think that it must mean something special, aka. "evil" or "deviant," when in fact it should be celebrated for its rarity. People feared what they didn't understand or what was different from the status quo, hence.

      Anyway, I'm happy that those ridiculous times are behind us, but still I wish people would be more accepting of people with red hair.

      Anya

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      Christina 2 years ago

      I'm a brunette, but 3 of my children have red hair! It was quite the shock. We love it! My oldest daughter is almost 16 and has never been teased for her red hair.

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      Anna 2 years ago

      I've always loved my hair, but hate the way I get treated because of it. I don't think redheaded boys have it worse than women, though. The sexual impositions from a very young age, people touching my hair, not taking anything I say seriously because I'm both female and redheaded, being watched suspiciously by everyone's grandma (and hearing parents whisper to my friends not to trust a redheaded woman) has had a lasting effect on me. I grew up in a very Christian town, and as a child was accused of being a witch, worshipping the devil, being crazy... Eventually I ran with it because the fear made a protective bubble around me, but I'll always have a bit of a chip on my shoulder because of it. Whenever I've brought up how i was treated my blonde and brunette friends and family mostly say I'm being crazy, but at a party a while back I had to spean about an hour reassuring a grown man after he hit on me and I told him I don't date other gingers (they all look like my redheaded brother or cousins, a huge turn off). He didn't know he was ginger and protested it for the rest of the night. The very idea of being a redhead was as insulting to him as being called a thief or a racist. My boyfriend (who's Chinese) and I both have had similar experiences from being so different from people and being hated on sight by so many of our peers that I really think you could consider it a form of bigotry. In fact I was bullied more severely than he ever was - shoved into lockers, body slammed, chased around the playground, ostracized; I couldn't even sit with the nerds. I was totally alone for a lot of my growing up time until I could drive. I was just an alien, another species, one whose only purpose was to be violated. It was not great.

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      Vlogscast 2 years ago

      I'm an English 12 y/o male who's 'ginger' and I have been called 'ginger prick' from time to time, even though they don't know me. In all honesty, I am kind and caring. You're right, society has excepted we 'gingers', and none of my friends/class mates have hated or even commented on the fact I'm 'red-haired'. It's true not many people notice I'm 'ginger'. Oh, and BTW I'm not going Paris now...

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      No one 2 years ago

      Lilith is not in the Bible. Thank you, that is all. Fun blog to read otherwise.

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      Liam 2 years ago

      I fucking hate all the story's I want to die now, I'm a read head and I get picked on a lot and when I yell at the fuckers they say I have a temper, gee I wonder why you tools, in fact there the hole toolbox

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      Jane Parnell 2 years ago from U.K.

      I absolutely loved reading this article and the comments that have been left. I'm a natural redhead (auburn) but as I've got older (in my 30's atm) I have had to dye it as it has gone a very browny red(also got a few strands of white trying to appear - will be the cool old lady with a white fluffy cloud in my old age) and the reaction to my hair always astounds me. I get a lot of people say they wished they had my colour or wished they could pull it off. I'm a Londoner and here in the U.K. if you are a ginge you can expect a lot of bullying (sad, but true (also worse for the boys) I have come across a few gingerphobes but they soon realise that if you poke the bear it will growl lol. I really identified with a lot of what you said and can honestly say that I'm almost glad I was bullied for having red hair, it taught me to articulate my arguments and stand up for myself, and anyone else if they couldn't. I like that people think that red heads are fierce, we are. And for any redhead out there that wishes for a different hair colour, that too shall pass. I myself hated my hair for many years. It is really thick, and I'm also very pale, so this made my hair stand out more, but since my twenties I have embraced my natural colour and now enhance it and try different variations of red to see which suits me best (not found a red that doesn't yet). Be bold, be beautiful xx

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      daniel 2 years ago

      My wife is a redhead. One of the things that drew me to her. Underneath that beautiful red hair is a mind that won't quit. Redheads are sexy as hell!!

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      Elizabeth 2 years ago

      I'm not a natural redhead, but my brunette hair has always had a red-ish tint to it. I have dyed my hair a few times to make it have a redder look because, come on, red hair is gorgeous!! I remember my kindergarten teacher was a natural redhead and was just the nicest person EVER! I also have a friend with a head of bright red curly hair. It's absolutely beautiful, but she wears it in a low ponytail all the time, which is really a shame. She does get picked on because of her size(really short), adding her hair has everyone calling her a leprechaun. She does have quite a temper and some of the qualities of a steriotypical 'redhead', but she is her own person. A good one too.

      These facts were very interesting, and I somewhat understand the bullying bit from having mine being dyed, but maybe not to the same extent. I love redheads, every one I met was a wonderful person! (: Don't let others get you down because they are probably jealous of your amazing hair color!! I know I am!

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      Debbie C 2 years ago

      My kids are natural redheads...they don't get made fun of. They proudly call themselves "Gingers"! I wish I could post a photo... My 18 year old daughter is quite a gorgeous ginger!

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      Bec 2 years ago

      Being a true redhead is the greatest gift I could have ever received. It's always made me feel "special". I've always been complimented on it, never, not even once , has it been a problem for me. It's so sad that its not like for some of the others I read about. Keep your chin up & stay strong fellow "reds" - we are all special!!!

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      Theo Hotz 2 years ago

      I never knew redheads suffer so much prejudice just because of their hair color... Humanity is really strange...

      Your article is very good, but there is something wrong when you write about the mythological character Lilith.

      You write "One of the most well-known stories of stereotypical redheaded stubbornness is the story of Adams first wife Lilith, depicted in the bible as a redhead".

      There isn't any story in the whole Bible about Lilith. Lilith is not a biblical character, she's rabbinic-talmudic legend.

      And the rabbis who invented her story never said/wrote a single word about her hair color.

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      Julian 2 years ago

      Thanks for the article, though to be honest I think you might have been just covering a shadow of the truth in regards to male redheads. And the metal plate holding my cheek bone together could prove it. A number of people I was at school with eventually apologised to me personally when they realised they were sitting with a full grown decent person all of a sudden better than them in many ways. But unfortunately that doesn't take back the past. The ones yet to apologise best steer clear of me for life. Being called a Ginger cunt every day of your life several times a day and sometimes quite intensely without a doubt messes you up over time. Your picked out all the time. I don't think I should say anymore really other than If you have children . . . please raise them to be nice and don't encourage ginger hate. Because it is real. And it still hurts. Many times I wish I had been born a minority of any other type, for some reason we are openly subjected to abuse by adults and children alike. Hard given my already shy nature. My self esteem was non existent till I was around 19. I used to be physically scared of the word ginger. embarrassed to hear it mentioned, like a wave of all things bad coming back. I am now 28 and though I have a perfectly normal life, a wife, a good job etc, still I have bad memories. No human deserves that. I have all these things now, but i never thought I would, never thought I would get a wife, or a good job, because I was 2nd to the next man. I feel magnanamous standing beside some of these men now., but I guess that just makes me spitefull in some way which Isn't right. Like I said, its not nice. When you wrote about the suicide rate I felt instant sorrow whelm up. Children do not deserve this sort of torment and I am angry to think it happens now. Women do have it better of course, though from what I gather I am one of the lucky ones i.e. sexy . . . . so i'm told anyway. And my wife is hot so . . . . lucky me eh.