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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      Joy Lynskey 

      5 days ago from Vinton, Va

      Exactly.

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      Joy Lynskey 

      5 days ago from Vinton, Va

      This is the most heart wrenching thing I've read in a while, Lara. I'm so sorry this has been a reality for you. You're so, so, right and this is all so, so wrong.

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      Joy Lynskey 

      5 days ago from Vinton, Va

      You've unfortunately proved me right. Have a day.

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      Joy Lynskey 

      5 days ago from Vinton, Va

      Sure.

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      astrid 

      11 days ago

      as a redhead i can verily say this is the most incredibly moronic thing i’ve ever read. i think i lost some brain cells there

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      lia 

      11 days ago

      you claim nothing makes you angry and then two sentences later go on a paragraph long rant about how much rage people who dare to bring their problems into your life induce in you

      you are definitely an angry person

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      arin 

      11 days ago

      this is so incredibly ridiculous

      i think the writer needs a mental hospital

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      2 weeks ago

      It has been so weird to get into this web page...cause the women i like the most are red head,,,,sadly in my country are few.. for me they are the most beautiful women. thanks god.!

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      MedicineBowCO 

      2 months ago

      I hate being characterized by any part of my body. I am not a red head unless I get sun burnt, which is most easily done. Do brunettes get called brownheads or blondes yellow heads of black haired people blackheads? No. I prefer "ginger", a plant with a beautiful red flower and spicy root, though a male. I am a whole human being. The hair is the same from the top of my toes to the top of my head... and it's not red. Stop signs and rubies are red, not ginger hair. What is strange about that? I hate public showers. I hate threats of violence. I hate the filthy poetry and pejoratives that have been directed at me. I hate having had to jack a few jaws (The ones I could). Do we have more pronounced tempers? Well golly gee, I wonder why.

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      Christine 

      2 months ago

      One other thing about redheads. They are the only humans who have orange tinged amino acids, the building block of life. We are special, no doubt!

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      Christine 

      2 months ago

      If one is pretty or handsome in a way similar to to dark eyebrowed blonds and brown haired people and skin that tans then you might be put on a pedestal for such gift of red hair. If you have what are considered common redheaded traits, freckles and fair lashes that’s a step down. I had red, bright huge curly hair, aqua eyes, freckles on my nose and a few elsewhere. I also had amblyopia so I wore glasses. I had friends but I was not considered pretty by my piers. As a teen I would hear remarks from older guys saying I was going to be a knockout which didn’t fit my picture of myself. I learned that like many, I am a type. You either saw my beauty or not. Many did and did to an extreme. I learned what you look like as a child does change. My parents loved my hair. Turns out I’m an Irish Dane per DNA. True on anesthesia and false on grey hair. I started turning at 32. I’m now blonde!

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      Michelle francis 

      2 months ago

      A. M. Wtf is a stereotypical redhead.? You dick head

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      RedishCopper 

      2 months ago

      I have never been bullied for my red hair. My hair is a reddish copper color for 3/4 of the year, and spends the other 1/4 blonde and brown. My friends have always been confused if it was blonde, brown, or red. I'm caucasian, but my skin isn't particularly pale, and not freckled. There is another girl with full time dark red hair, pale skin, and freckles, but the most the has ever happened to her was people asking if she was irish. LOL. Not everyone with red hair is irish. It's just a hair, color. People shouldn't make anything more out of it.

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      A.M. 

      2 months ago

      So, all throughout my elementary school years I was bullied. I never found out why, never had a clue why. I have a darkish red hair colour, and blue eyes. I always got along better with boys than girls in school because boys didn't gossip as much as the girls did. I dont like gossip, and even today if I hear someone gossiping I'll pounce on them. #1, it's not biblicaly OK, and #2, other people's lives are not our business to discuss! I don't like unjust things, and for a redhead, I do have a temper when it comes to them. I'm chill now whenever someone tries to embarras me, or insult me. It's quite fun to see them react to me not being all mad. My point is, I am who I am and Im not the stereotype redhead, so you shouldn't treat any of us like that. We aren't all just the same as what you think.

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      Will 

      3 months ago

      I grew up made fun of as a male with red hair that's not quite the orange but shines like fire in the light. Carrot Top, Ginger, and nowadays it seems every TV series has to make some comment about red heads in a derogatory manner. I get told all the time (usually by women too young or too old since I can remember) that I have such 'beautiful hair' (yah what a guy always wants to hear anyway). But I've been bullied, and picked on, and I've also had it be an attractive trait, rarely but it has happened. A very attractive more mature woman once told me "You're a cute RED-HEAD." Which would have made me feel great, except she had to add in the red head part as if it was impossible. My point is though, it almost strikes me as funny that we do actually experience what one really could see as racism or prejudice, discrimination. I've had job interviews where as soon as the interviewer laid eyes on me I could just sense in the air I wasn't getting hired, they instantly took a dislike and they only looked at my hair. It's as if we're literally the smallest minority in the world and we do actually know what it's like to be treated differently. Weird isn't it? I'm sure it isn't the same for everyone, and it's almost like we have to take it as a joke. TV for instance, it's always a "joke" but who here is a red head and hears the comments or jibe or straight up rude comments against a red head in a show and not at least.. twitched a little and felt that rise of aggravation? I'm a father of four. My wife is brown haired, brown eyed, but if the light hits just right you can see the red streaks in her hair. All four of our children are strawberry blonde to dark red, clear as day. Including our oldest, the most beautiful girl ever laid eyes on with blue eyes and fiery red hair. And it shames me that she already at 7 yrs old gets picked on for her hair.

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      CHICA 

      3 months ago

      My brother is mean to me and has red hair I don't know why he does that

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      Layla 

      3 months ago

      I really like red-headed people, I don't know why.

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      Ally Diggory 

      3 months ago

      People have judged me my whole life because of my hair colour. Now a days I keep my hood up and my face down to avoid being taunted.

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      Robert 

      3 months ago

      I had bleach blond hair that turned into a dark brownish red. My eyebrows and eyelashes are bleach blonde along with my arm and leg hair. I wasn’t tormented for it as a kid . I have received a lot more remarks after about 25 since I gues I’m more frecklely. Most people do not like me . I get treated unfairly. Women have hurt me over and over again. I got to the point where I accepted that I would be alone for the rest of my life. I wish I could accept it and be happy because it’s been years since I felt good. All because of red hair. People drive me nuts . It’s a catch 22 because a lot of the time they just can’t stand that the red haired guy is smarter and more good looking . They think they are superior and that there is no way for that to be true so they treat you badly

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      Lara Schmidt 

      3 months ago

      I have experienced a lifetime of grief for having red hair, so much that I don't know where to begin. I was ostracized all during my school years, and this rejection reached its peak when I was barred from a Senior Week trip to the Jersey Shore because of my ugly hair. In addition, the guy I dated at the time walked out of my life without saying goodbye. Sucks because I truly loved him, and he said he wanted to marry me. But in the end, he didn't want a redhaired wife, and he certainly didn't want redhaired kids.

      I thought that after I graduated from high school and entered the adult world, people would grow up and treat me fairly. Well, not always. I worked at a lot of jobs with married couples, and the female halves of those couples didn't trust me, even though I had never given them reason not to. Apparently, my red hair signified that I was some kind of homewrecker. Then there was the bitchy blonde supervisor who constantly insulted me for my red hair; I ended up having to quit that job, even though I liked it and was good at it, because the abuse was so bad.

      I stayed in an toxic relationship for far more years than I should have because no one else wanted me. Because of my hair color and the negative stereotypes it carried, the men weren't exactly breaking down my door, and I had no options for a better significant other. Although eventually I met my wonderful husband, who has never had a hangup about my hair color. He's one of the few blessings in my life.

      There have been times in my life when I've been approached by men who wanted to get to know me better, but most of them were disgusting men who only wanted to lay a redhead so that they could cross a box off their bucket lists, or equally disgusting men with fetishes, or poor souls who had struck out with all the available blondes and brunettes and were desperate to hook up with someone, anyone.

      I have faced much discrimination in my job search, especially in white-collar settings, which are the most discriminatory and judgemental places you will find. In such environments, my hair color signifies that I'm a trollop who will behave inappropriately with the men in the office, or a hothead with a bad temper, or a flake. There is rarely any good news when searching for a job and having red hair.

      People tell me how lucky I am to have red hair and how badly they want my color. Well, if they want to contend with lewd, disgusting people; impertinent questions; stares; taunts; and discrimination, they can have at it.

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      Alona lail 

      4 months ago

      I am a red head and i get bullied Alotttt but one thing that you should say to them is i will eat your soul for dinner. One day this girl came up to me and said you remind me of a donkeys ass i turned around and i slapped her so hard she had a red hand on her face for 3 days and she has not ever messed wiht me sence so if anyone tells you that you are not good enough show them the inner you because guess what us red heads are devilssss...

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      mike 

      4 months ago

      The moment you are ginger and people talk about you like you are some kind of sub human. But you deserve that shit because it's your own fault for being born that way. Dyeing your hair red is cool but being born with a red hair then people wish Hitler killed tons of them.

      Then people talk like it was joke don't take it offensively. 

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      me 

      5 months ago

      i'm in my 50s and everything I have read about red heads I have experience myself going thru life.

      Enjoy the privilege of having red hair.

      Embrace all the comments as a compliment of the trates we carry as red heads.

      Most people are more jealous and envious that we are 2%ters

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      Clary Morgenstern 

      5 months ago

      Redheads are amazing. My boyfriend Jace thinks so too(;

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      Madeleine 

      5 months ago

      I was so confused about my hair colour. You see, I am light ginger, others vue me as strawberry blonde, but when I correct them they just say that they can see for themselves what my hair colour is. But they are incorrect. I have grown up my entire 13 years with this hair colour, I think I can Be the judge of what it is seen as.

      I was looking on the internet to see what men thought was the least attractive hair colour, and I was mentally wounded to see about 70% of the people thought redheads weren’t as good looking as brunettes or blondes.

      And that I see as stupid, we redheads own less than 2% of the worlds population! That makes us rare and unique. Not short tempered or stupid.

      And I speak to all the redheads out there, be proud of your hair colour, and don’t ever think those COMMON haired people have any sort of power over you!

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      Anon 

      5 months ago

      This article can't be all that accurate. I have red in my hair, I believe it is called ginger? Between strawberry blonde and classic red. Anyway, I have NEVER been picked on or bullied for my hair color. In fact, I didnt even know it was red until this guy in highschool made the joke "gingers have no soul" to me and another red headed girl had to explain to me what a ginger even was. But he hung out with us all the time, and I doubt he would have let anyone else make those kinds of jokes to us. Both of us understood that he was just teasing and we would tease right back. It was fun, because we all knew we didn't mean it. Of all the natural red heads that I know, none of them were ever bullied or picked on. Perhaps because we are in the South with way more of that "good ol' boy" mentality? And also in Florida, where people are more chill in general. But seriously, never a problem. Even with people who DID say terrible things about me, none of it was about my hair.

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      Bithc 

      5 months ago

      Because they talk to much like I need to say my thing

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      sav 

      5 months ago

      Ya, i'm a teen and a proud ginger. Yet the things people pull outta their butts just to hurt you, because you don't conform to their belifs naturally(attitude and looks) are really quite cruel. I find most people i meet (and im saying this as non-prejudice or judgmental as i can) who make fun of me are blondes. Just because every other actress or model has blonde hair doesn't mean they can hold themselves up with the 'GODLY-er THAN THOU' crap is ridic. I want equality for everyone, because why not? #GingerPower

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      Pat Carrothers Weber. 

      5 months ago

      A great article. I am not a ginger but have a daughter who is along with several other family members. It is a beautiful color to have.

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      Lilyana 

      6 months ago

      The was a great article. I appreciate your defensiveness to the subject and how you approached your topics. I don’t see where you have proven that redheads are horrible so I’m going to believe that these people just interperted your view differently. Including me there are either 5 or 6 redheads in my grade. There isn’t much discrimination at my school and we are able to talk about things openly without feeling the need to insult someone on their religion, ethnicity, hair color, or anything other. There are 3 male redheads and 2 female (one is me) and we don’t get insulted for our hair much. We all go to a public school but I feel the real reason there isn’t much discrimination at our school is because where we live. We are in a bubble and just across the bridge there are a lot of dangers. Though I agree that males tend to have it worse than females in our school it’s different. They are all very athletic, therefore all pretty popular just in different groups. Us girls get complimented on our hair and so many people have said they wish they had red hair. Most people do still call us ‘ginger’ or ‘the redhead’ but it never seemed a problem. Rarely they called me a spawn of Satan but I think that was also because of a Scorpio and there were my friends so they like to tease and they never meant it. It never really hit me that there was redhead discrimination until I went to the UK and everyone looked like I would kill them or that I have severely insulted them. When I was in a line to get groceries some one said some very crude and vulgar things to me which hurt. One thing that I noticed is some of these comments is that they had one bad experience with a redhead and now act like that all redheads are horrible. Redheads are humans too. We are all different and that is what makes us human.

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      John 

      6 months ago

      I really like a girl in my school because she is patient and helpful I don’t really focus my thoughts on her strawberry blonde hair colour.

      In the UK, there is often some dislike towards red hair colour especially with boys but I don’t feel it resonate around the whole society. People should not be judged according to their hair colour- it’s character traits that matter.

      I enjoyed reading through this article but I think that we shouldn’t really start labelling people due to their hair colour or call them names or inhuman. It is not morally correct in any way shape or form. How would you like it if you were in their position for your hair colour? Some of these comments seem extremely disrespectful from perspectives of religion and science that don’t seem valid. Try being a bit more insightful before you blurt something out.

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      Christina Clifton 

      6 months ago

      My boyfriend has redhair, and believe me when he gets mad or someone does something he flips. Not for the reasons you’d think though.

      He has a hard home life so he can’t help but get angry sometimes. It happens to the best of us.

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      Elbert Colorado 

      7 months ago

      People wonder why gingers have tempers. It's not just an urban legend. When one gets frequently bullied or harassed, it makes one readily sick of it. As a 10 year old boy, I remember having been tormented for having red hair.

      One day it became so painful that I stood beside my house sobbing and trying to pull the hair out of my head. I don't share this with many people but, we home-schooled our kids. There were 3 reasons: 1) quality of education in the public schools had diminished, 2) they seemed to be getting progressively anti-Christian, and, 3) the one I don't tell people, to keep them from experiencing the torments I had to go through.

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      Maddy 

      7 months ago

      As I am a redhead teen I haven’t really delt with bullying of my hair color. In 2nd grade I did get called carrot top and ginger and stuff but it never really took a poll on me. I can say I do get in trouble sometimes.... and the only downside to being a redhead is whenever there was a sub and me and my friends would “misbehave” the sub would always write down “the redhead” and I would always get in trouble. But people do make red head jokes but I always take them as a compliment. Honestly I wouldn’t trade being a redhead for anything. Sometimes I get mad cause my hair color doesn’t match sertain colors of clothing. But in the long run nobody will forget you. And you have speacil connections with other redheads that most people won’t understand.

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      Hailey 

      8 months ago

      Me being a redhead I really like this I am always the one said to have a high temper but what my family thinks is that I am a person that is always kind and respectful to others so I do not think of myself as a high tempered person. And if there is another redhead out there my advice is to be you and not be scared of that because if they do not like you they are crazy

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      Gideon 

      8 months ago

      I will just say as a red head my self, some of the things may or may not be true, but the temper thing is true of all redheads male or female since we are born that way. Also we are extremely stuborn and strong willed.

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      Tommyrocks 

      8 months ago

      Oh my God some of the comments! Some of you people should learn to read and write before trying to formulate an opinion on a very insightful article. While you’re at it, look at your own hate and see where it is coming from, because it’s actually coming from your own insecurities and self loathing. Either that or you’re a religious zealot who can’t think for yourself. As if God would hate a hair colour that he supposedly created! Too moronic. Any person of red hair should be judged purely on their individual merits, not on their colouring, just like every person with brown black or blonde hair. To generalise even in the most superficial way (ie. how attractive somebody is because of their colouring - because all red heads look the same?) is so incredibly ignorant that it makes a fool of you. Let alone that redheads are in some way evil?... how old are you? If you don’t like redheads for their hair colour, then you deserve all the happiness of somebody who has a tiny perpesctive and very limited resources. If we’re to dislike any group of people, how about we make it the unbelievably stupid, insecure generalisers?

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      Brennan white from London, Ohio u.s.a. 

      8 months ago

      I think redheads are like other people. even if they are from the... what did you call it. neantherlands? any ways I have Irish in my DNA and when the light shines on my hair there is a red-ish tint. so I am here to defend my people.

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      donna pinciotti 

      9 months ago

      oh my lorddd just tell me why, jeez

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      Julie knox 

      10 months 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 

      10 months 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 

      10 months 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 

      10 months 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 

      10 months 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 

      10 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      12 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 

      12 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      14 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 

      14 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 

      14 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 

      14 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 

      14 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 

      14 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 

      14 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 

      15 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 

      15 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 

      15 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 

      15 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 

      15 months ago

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

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      David 

      15 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 

      16 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 

      16 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 

      16 months ago

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

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      Lona 

      16 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 

      16 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 

      16 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 

      17 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 

      17 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 

      18 months ago

      I'm proud to be a redhead

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      Erland Gora 

      19 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 

      19 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 

      19 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 

      20 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 

      21 months ago

      Hug a red head today!

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      StacyF 

      21 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 

      21 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 

      21 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 

      21 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 

      21 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 

      21 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 

      21 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 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 

      22 months ago

      im half redhead

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      Katie 

      23 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 

      23 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 

      23 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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