Why Do People Hate Redheads?

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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?


  • 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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TravelingRae 5 years ago

I used to dye my hair red (dark auburn). It suited my personality. I got loads of compliments about my hair colour and never encountered animosity towards it. Great lens; the trivia was very interesting.

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JRLSolutions 5 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@TravelingRae: Thank you for the comment! I was even surprised by some of the information I found when I began researching!

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EMangl 5 years ago

lot of strange informations here but interesting to read

anonymous 5 years ago

This was an interesting read! My childhood best friend is a natural red head, so are her two sisters! I love red hair, and have dyed my hair red quite a few times, but I can't speak from experience of being a natural redhead!

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SusannaDuffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

What a great resource on Redheads, Your personal story combined with historical quirks makes an excellent balance. We haven't come across any prejudice in my family, only when my brothers, cousins, nephews and assorted kin gang up on me for being the lone blonde in four generations of redheads. The woman from the church is just a nutcase and shouldn't have been allowed out in public.

P.S. I'd love to know where you found the reference to vampires and redheads in Greek mythology

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@SusannaDuffy: Thanks so much for the likes on this and my other lenses! Lone blond in 4 generations! I can't imagine even having that many redheads in one room! When me and my two redheaded nieces gather (only redheads in our family) I always feel some solidarity! Great point about where did I get the references to vampires and redheads in Greek mythology, since I can't quite remember I will certainly go now and see where I dug that out. Love a good challenge and if I can't find any supporting evidence I must remove! Sad though if that's the case, I thought that one was a bit more flattering than the others! Thanks again Susanna!

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gamecheathub 4 years ago

The statistics and information you have here on redheads is PHENOMENAL. I learned a lot by reading this lens. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. I enjoy it when I learn something from Squidoo.

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gypsyman27 lm 4 years ago

I'm not a redhead, but I'm African American, so I know how it feels to have people dislike you because of the way you look. I went to school, (junior high) with a couple (they dated one another) that were redheads and the treatment they received at the hands of their classmates was atrocious. They were quiet and never bothered anyone, they were 'into' each other and they kept to themselves but they were tormented by some of their classmates. It's one of mankind's shames. See you around the galaxy...

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@gypsyman27 lm: Thanks so much for the comment. The comment is very true, it is shameful how some people treat one another for surface things when we are all the same under the differences of our shells. I am glad the couple you shared found solace in one another, so many young children who are abused over this kind of ignorance are so alone. Thanks again for stopping by to share!

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ernieplotter 4 years ago

I like redhead... looks so nice when the sunlight hits it...

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@gamecheathub: Thanks so much for stopping by and the great comment Joe.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@ernieplotter: Thanks for the comment Ernieplotter!

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darciefrench lm 4 years ago

I'm a natural red head and found your descriptions to be quite interesting. It's true that it takes a lot more to sedate me for surgery; that was an especially interesting tidbit.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@darciefrench lm: For me too Darcie. Same thing with dental anesthetic. I always have to have more and am scared of new dentist that don't know me for that very reason! Thanks for commenting!

anonymous 4 years ago

sure was a good write up and made me think.

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mommafox 4 years ago

My family is filled with redheads originating from Germany. While I was happy that I was a blonde growing up watching my sister get teased relentlessly, I grew up to envy her dark auburn locks. Now, the mother of a redhead daughter, I see how people treat her at times, just because of something so ridiculous and out of anyone's control. Any type of hate should not be tolerated. Still, I keep wishing I was a redhead! It's sad to think there's fewer in our world...hug a redhead today.

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earthybirthymum 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

RED HEADS UNITE! I'm a natural red head, the only downfall is the pale skin tone that hates sunlight. Many Blessings!

redheadskickhaters 4 years ago

i am a redhead male and i am teased a LOT more than other redheads at my school. life sucks for me most of the time but then i get a airsoft shotgun and go shoot some haters. :)

great write up too.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@redheadskickhaters: Thanks redheads! They have no idea how much their teasing will prepare you to be something they never will. Tough and strong beyond belief. Keep your head up, and keep pounding those haters every chance you get!

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@earthybirthymum: United we stand! Yeah, the pale skin can be a problem. People don't believe me when I tell them that after 15 minutes in the sun, it feels the same as putting your hand just close enough to the eye of the stove to make the skin shrinky and tight and on fire!!

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@mommafox: Thanks mommafox! Because of mothers like you, redheads like me got to grow up knowing deep down that our locks were beautiful. My mom once told me that everyone might make fun of me for it now, but they will all envy me for it later. I didn't believe her at the time, but once I seen it to be true, I marveled at her love and wisdom in building me up an extra bit, so that none of those insults ever took me down! Keep on doing just what you are!

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@anonymous: Thank you for the kind comment!!

KyokoTheGinger 4 years ago

I am a redhead and if a lady told me I wasn't allowed to use the bath-room for my red hair and called me that I would have attacked her and cussed her out!!!

I'm christian, i think, I follow the ten commandments and pray sometimes. (about once a week) but I have no problem with cussing. There just words. And if I'm prevoked I DO attack. (Ex: In first grade I bit a boy for hugging me and not letting go and he had to have stitches ^^) You really shouldn't have let that bitch get away with it. However I get where you're coming from. The myth about reds being harder to sedate than others is true and I to young to be sure yet but in my experience the high sexual desire myth is at least mildly true for me. Im only in 7th grade though so. Good luck w/ the bitchy redheads

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@KyokoTheGinger: Haha Kyoko! I totally agree. We didn't exactly let her get away with it, we went back later and got our own sort of payback. People say redheads have a short fuse, but I disagree, I think most of them have long fuses, but when pushed or provoked it just gets ugly. In my experience, redheads do tend to be more .. passionate in their sexual natures as well. You sound smart though so make sure you are careful no matter how much you enjoy it! There is always some pervy guy out to hit on a redhead that doesn't want him! LOL take care

cleric-law 4 years ago

I always wondered why the one girl I dated, that was a near perfect match for me, happened to be a Redhead. Something tells me, whoever I end up marrying, will likely be one as well.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@cleric-law: A really smart old guy once told me, "A redhead will keep you alive with passionate conversation, passionate lovemaking, and in extreme cases, by splitting open your chest and massaging your heart with her own hand until the paramedics arrive."

colorwillpower 4 years ago

I don't see how anyone could hate someone because they're a "ginger". I LOVE red hair. It's the best of the colors. It's naturally unique and beautiful, and don't you think otherwise!

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@colorwillpower: What a lovely thing to say colorwillpower! Thanks so much for commenting!

anonymous 4 years ago

is this really true?? how come ?

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@anonymous: It is true. Mostly because of ignorance and a lot of things in the bible point as redheads to be a source of bad things. Betrayer of Judas etc. Many people have taken that to the extreme. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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theholidayplace 4 years ago

Shocking to know that we can be so ignorant, great lens!

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debate76ster 4 years ago

Redheads of the World, UNITED! Now that they have created 100+ SPF sunblock, we can finally come out of our hiding from the evils of the sun and fight stereotypes.

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PamelaU 4 years ago

@anonymous: Yup - in the UK it's endemic. People will openly shout abuse at gingers in the street and others will stop and laugh.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@debate76ster: Awesome! Let's do it!

lightwarp 4 years ago

I'm not a redhead, but from what I have found on the internet I find them very interesting and I came across this when looking for the meaning to 'emotionally unhousebroken', because someone once said that redheads are that.

P.S the redhead in my little pic thingy over there <- is called Reno who is a video game character, and he is awesome in his own way and also very friendly.

keliaholloway 4 years ago

I was previously unaware of the fact Russia is named after the Viking Rurik. Fascinating. Enjoyed your commentaries on natural redheads (hair goes white not grey, for example.) "Ginger" hate is unfortunately real and it would be beneficial for some researchers to uncover the true reasons why and try to end it.

ParisDakar 4 years ago

I doubt redheads start out life with fiery tempers. It's the constant taunts, remarks, and negative attention that you endure for decades that gets under your skin. Older people were my nemesis during childhood. They apparently think redheads are almost gifted or something, and aren't afraid to say so. Then they are shocked, even incensed that you don't appreciate their comments. Then there's the a-holes that think they are so funny by referring to you as "Hey, Reds". I eventually learned to fire back at them, "Hey Whites", or "Hey Fats". Anyway, learning to fend off all that crap makes you resilient, determined, and emotionally tougher than most people.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@lightwarp: Yes, emotionally unhousebroken, lingering 'gift' from Aristotle that is. How words of ancients still affect our lives so much today still astounds me. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@keliaholloway: True enough. I think it is as easy as 'rarity.' Human beings have a notoriously ugly history when it comes to how they treat other human beings who have usual, or rare, physical characteristics. Fairly medieval mindset. Still alive today

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@ParisDakar: "learning to fend off all that crap makes you resilient, determined, and emotionally tougher than most people."

I could not possibly agree more.

ParisDakar 4 years ago

@JRLSolutions: After a long time I finally made my peace with it and have a good time as a readhead now. I've learned to control my temper, but it's also fun sometimes to let it out and make people uncomfortable. Being thought of as a little touchy has its advantages. And call me Evil, but sometimes I love subtly torturing people over their ignorant comments, making them squirm, and eat their words.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@ParisDakar: Oh! I would never call you evil for that! I would call you LOADS of Fun! Must be a redhead thing. I don't care if anyone else understands or not :)

keegan-burgdoff 4 years ago

Yea i have my own experience and its that you are completely correct about us boys having it far worst than girls of the red head population. Everyday no matter where I go i have to deal with utterly the most disgusting looks one can receive I feel as if im always under survallance and its BS and dear god help me if someone calls me "Ginger" i want to rip their damn throat out and beat them with it. Its ridiculous if i could i would have chosen never to enter this damn world. Boys get torment from both sides. and all of it has made me one angry Mother F-er I will never be able to live happily again.

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JRLSolutions 4 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@keegan-burgdoff: Hi Keegan. I know it is horrible. You didn't say how old you were but if you are still young, under 20, I can promise you that as you reach adulthood, the taunts and your frustration with them will decrease. Do NOT sell yourself short. These days, there are tons of people who will find your rarity of hair color to be exactly what they want. Unfortunately, for younger people, they are still to ignorant to understand how rare, elusive, and beautiful it is. Don't give up hope. You will be able to live happily again!!

keith-dsouza-73 3 years ago

My god what bigoted idiots we live alongside with in this world. I have personally never met a redhead or "Ginger" before and i so badly want to of course i will be taken aback for a while (because of the awesomeness of their hair!!) but, they are fucking human beings ! It amazes me to see such great divides over such small issues..

I am from India , we have 544 Dialects ,

we have 8 racial types

1.Pre-Dravidian 2. Dravidian 3. Indo-Aryan 4. Turko-lranian 5. Scytho-Dravidian 6. Arya-Dravidian 7. Mongoloid 8. Mongoloid-Dravidian


Brahmanism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity

Imagine with so many different cultures and mindsets clashing together everyday all day , we have very little racial or religious discrimination we get along somehow , granted there have been flare ups but they quickly die out

as well....

Now back to Redhead's i think a you tube commentator called Spricket24 is one of the most gorgeous women i have ever had the pleasure of sharing the same time frame with ! lol her hair and eye color absolutely destroy me !!!!!!!

Anyway keep strong don't give in. If you're feeling lousy because of the way people around you treat you then you haven't met the right people !

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@keith-dsouza-73: Amazing comment!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this message!

boonwa 3 years ago

I am a redheaded woman living in America. In the town I live in there seems to be a very high concentration of redheads funny enough. I have experienced both sneers from other women and inappropriate attention from men. We seem to be considered like Pokémon to these men, "Gotta catch 'em all." I always found it kinda insulting that they were so interested in me only for my hair color. It is also sad that I cannot wear a lot of oranges as they just look horrible on me.

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@boonwa: Hah! Pretty much my experience as well. Orange? My mother swore me off red for life when I was around 5 or 6 and she held some red shirt up to me in her favorite old Sears store and said "Honey, don't ever ever wear red, you look like you're on fire." And I've never been able to wear it. I don't even buy red panties.

BRGTom 3 years ago

American guy with red hair here, 19 y/o. To me, it seems like ours is the discredited experience. Whenever I get upset that someone's called me a ginger or a fire crotch (fellow redheads know how quickly THAT name gets someone on your shit list) there's an overwhelming sense of "Well, why are you all pissy about it? It's just a harmless little name" from all the people around me, and that casual ignorance angers me more than any word could. Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately, it may have made me out of touch with reality) I come from an immediate family where 3 out of the 4 of us have red hair, so I have a base of solidarity with my father and brother. But truthfully I feel that if folks without red hair really want to make redheads happy, they should just treat us like normal people for heavens sake. Having red hair makes us absolutely no different from anyone else save for a tad extra sunscreen at times.

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@BRGTom: I hear you there. I don't think anyone can really understand how it kind feels a bit like racism to be taunted for something you have no control over. Why wouldn't that make one angry? And I agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly. I am glad you had other redheads at home too. I bet that did help.

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takkhisa 3 years ago

I don't hate people seeing their appearance but i do see their attitude and behavior.

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JoshuaJDavid 3 years ago

I think there is in general a stigma against red heads for sure. One thing I will say they have going for them, when red heads are handsome or beautiful they are usually exceptionally so and I think the red hair just makes them surpass the beauty of the ordinary haired people. Case in point I saw Jessica Chastain (star of Zero Dark Thirty) on John Stewart the other night and I think she is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. But unless you are one of those rarities, I agree redheads don't get the same respect other people do.

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bensen32 lm 3 years ago

I like your lens and I guess I can believe it but I'm not a redhead. Oddly enough I am attracted to redheads I guess. My very first crush was on a redhead and I have had several girlfriends over the years that were redheads. maybe I'm just the odd one?

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@bensen32 lm: Not so odd, but people like you are why redheads don't let all this other stuff get them down too much. Some people actually like redheads and nothing else. :)

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@JoshuaJDavid: Agreed!

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rosiembanks 3 years ago

I can identify with this! In my experience people either love my hair colour or hate it. At least I'm a conversation starter! Great lens.

SparklesOwO 3 years ago

Yes I read the entire thing. I agreed with you on a lot of points. This is good. It was mostly that "What Am I?" part that made me think that. Anyway, I'm sorry for starting this. A couple hours ago I had a lot of things to say, but I don't really care anymore. Not really worth the fight, you know? I'm sorry for what I said, it was wrong of me. I should have thought a bit more before commenting, I'll fess up to that. Also, I apologize for how I worded that. Looking back, I was mean about it. I'm really really sorry about that. I honestly feel really bad about that...

I would like to make it very clear that that is the only part I had a problem with. I like the rest of it. I really think this is wonderful. You did a very good job.

wyndrayn 3 years ago

After reading this I would like to say that I really appreciate what you had to say. I have a very close friend that is a redhead and I love her to death, and wanted to add that I am working with her (very slowly..) to not put herself down for being a redhead (or at all..) she not only will put herself down but will, say things like "Gingers don't have souls..", as if she has been brainwashed into thinking it is true, which is very sad, and as someone who deeply cares for her hurts me when she says things about herself that are untrue. I agree with some of the previous comments, that the best thing we can do is to be accepting and loving to people different than us.

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@wyndrayn: You are kind to be supportive of your friend. You know one thing that a good friend can do for a redheaded friend? Help her 'find her colors'. You didn't mention how old she is but if she is younger, most redheaded females and I bet males, struggle somewhat with a lot of bs when it comes to clothing. NEVER WEAR RED. I heard that all my life and I never wore red until this year and HEY, it doesn't look bad. The point is, teen redheads cannot wear some colors that the blondes and brunettes can pull off all day. Makeup, clothing, hairstyles are a bit different for the gingers. Redheads are different in at least that way, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying a shopping trip and a good sales girl who knows how to make a redhead look fantastic. You could be giving your friend a lifelong confidence boost. I was lucky enough that my mother gave me mine.

As far as the soul taunt goes. Remind your friend to always consider the sources who say such things. Would she trust them for any other news on earth? No? Well, don't listen to that crap either.

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@Poudtobeginge: Hey! Just noticed this new comment. Poudtobegine. Thank you for saying so. I hate it when someone makes me doubt myself. But I question everything, whether good or bad, even when it comes to myself. So I had to go through here and read and re-read before I gave up because I couldn't find the 'whatever he was accusing me of' in this lens. I am the polar opposite of full of herself. I am one of the most down to earth, humble people that I know.

I actually sat down to write this entire lens because of this.

I was reading a story on CNN one day about a young boy who had committed suicide due to bullying. Before I scrolled far enough down to see his photo, several comments were made about how he was tortured for his hair color. Even though they didn't mention the color, of course, as a redhead who lived rarely in, but often next to, those who were tortured and tormented for the very same, I knew what color it would be before I viewed his photo. I am not a big cryer, but it floored me. Being the ever-searching researcher at heart, I began studying suicides blamed on bullying and reading more articles. By the time I got to the 5th or 6th story that were young, redheaded boys, I felt sick.

My next action was to try to come up with some interesting content, something that a young or old redhead or blond head or brown head or black head might be interested in reading. And then my next goal was to share personal experience that a lot of people, especially the younger, could empathize with. Understand and relax a bit. Hopefully understanding that they are never alone in this sort of idiocy. I did all that for someone's kid I never knew. Some grieving parent who didn't deserve to lose their kid due to petty, bullshit cruelties heaped on an immature mind.

My last goal was to set up my comment notifications to catch and lift up in any way I can, anyone, young and old, funny or serious, comments from those who enjoyed or empathize with the content. For every young person who has commented here that they have shared the same experience, I have, and will continue to try to make them understand that it does get better. That not everyone is crazy, but SOME people are, and you just have to learn to ignore them. I have, will, continue to do this, not because I suddenly feel I have to save a life. If it does, it's priceless and I need never even know it to feel/hope that it could be. But more because sometimes

Sorry this is so long, but what I really mean to say is thank you. I am not sure where anyone can misconstrue anything here as informational, understanding and empathetic. But the fact that you took the time to defend me actually means a lot to me. I truly appreciate every tidbit of hope in mankind that I can get. Everyone should. Much respect for speaking YOUR mind Poudtobegine.

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@JRLSolutions: "But more because sometimes doing absolutely isn't an option for me"

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@rosiembanks: It IS a conversation starter and the older you get the better it gets! Thanks so much for reading and commenting

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JRLSolutions 3 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@PamelaU: I've heard that before. That seems so insane!

Kerowyn6 2 years ago

Wow. I'm a redhead, I lived in France for a year, and I only got bullied because I wore long socks. That was in fifth grade.

Now, however, my best friendhas been giving me semi-jabs about how redheads get angry more easily and how it's easier to hurt us, amd I'm getting really tired of it. Despite what she says, though, I know she cares about me and doesn't mean to hurt me, but she's amazingly good at arguing. She wins pretty much every single fight we get into. I end up saying sorry to her because I've lost a fight about five times a day, and I don't think she's apologized sincerely to me about anything in around six months. I've insisted that I don't get angry easily, but she one that fight too, even though I know I don't. This is a girl who, when the mood takes her, grabs people, rams them against the wall and blusters in their face. She doesn't hurt people, but she can be very scary. Don't get me wrong, she only does that to our friends, but still, she's way more anger-prone than me and she's a damn good arguer...

I'm not exactly a true redhead, I'm literally the color of a ginger cat, ad it's not like I have to deal with Church gingerism, because I'm atheist, and my friends who are Christian have never once mentioned my red hair other than to compliment me, but I feel like ginger rumors are startingto circulate in our hallways... fortunately, there are two other redheads in our grade, so I'm not alone. And I know that if someone deliberately insulted me because of my red hair than my best friend would stand up for me.

Unfortunately, I am dreadfully bad at disliking people even when they've bullied me.

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JRLSolutions 2 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@Kerowyn6: Loved this comment. It's always cool to know how other cultures deal with redheads. You sound like a really sweet person and while your friend sounds cool it also sounds like she may be suffering from low self-esteem in her jabs at you. Try to remember that and you'll remain a great friend to her. The thing is, redheads are rare, and sometimes others, especially those who are strong or thoughtful can get a bit jealous. It's flattery, as good as a compliment from those who may not know how to give them properly!

jpetty1109 2 years ago

I have an ex-wife and a daughter who are readheads. Do they have a temper? Yes, but to stand up for ones self isn't a redhead thing it's a human thing. I can't imagine them reacting any other way than they do, because I don't have anything to compare them to. They are what they are. They are redheads. Who really knows if they would be as tempormental if they had different hair color? Maybe it's just a myth that redheads are more hotheaded than the rest of us. We may never know. I'm proud of my daughter because she has something most people don't have. She's a redhead!

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JRLSolutions 2 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@jpetty1109: Lovely compliment thank you. And yes, you are absolutely right, it may, or may not be just another stereotype. What matters to me is that you are proud of your redheads for standing up for themselves! Me too, and I'm proud of all the blonds and brunettes and rainbow haired kids who do it too. Thanks for commenting!

anita717 2 years ago

I am a mature redhead. A few months ago I decided to go Vibrant Red. It has been eye opening. I work in the front office of a doctors office, since my hair color enhancement . I have had more patients become confrontational from the get go than in my entire life. I think it is time to go back to copper blonde. Life is too short to deal with this.

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JRLSolutions 2 years ago from Moneta, Va Author

@anita717: So strange right? But that's the absolute truth. People have always been that way to me!

Bryn 2 years ago

I'm a natural redhead and as a small child some kids in school were rather mean to me about my hair color. I remember when I was in Brownies as a Girl Scout myself and another redhead always got handed the "dirty" jobs when we went camping such as cleaning out the latrines and dishes. We both thought our troop leader was being biased because we were the "weird" ones. As I got older though and went through the end of middle school and beginning of high school I have gotten so many compliments about my natural red hair. People try to dye their hair the natural red color now. So now these days, being a redhead is more special than weird.

SoTiredAtAge68 2 years ago

When I was young, everyone told me how beautiful my auburn hair was. Now my hair is sandy - to - grey. I have had over 50 years of being pestered by men that I am not interested in. I wish, I wish they would go away.

Mary 23 months ago

Hi :) I have always loved red hair and just this year, after almost 20 years of wishing, I dyed it red! I love the color so much, but sadly I think that soon the maintenance will be too much for me... As I was reading I noticed several places where you mentioned that the Bible has influenced a distrust of red heads, I can imagine that it would be hard to have confidence toward a book when you have found that it has caused discrimination towards you! I was wondering what translation you have found references to Lilith in, also the phrase "daughter of Judas". The reason I ask is because I have heard of both these things in misguided religious tradition, but have never actually found them in my own study of the Bible. In fact, when I think of "redheads in the Bible" I think of King David who at 1 Samuel 16:12 is described as "ruddy, with beautiful eyes and handsome in appearance". He was a faithful man who made mistakes, but who in his overall life was a good man. In the theme of the Bible he is a good person. And the Bible itself says that God is not partial. When so called "Christians" act as though the bible is a reason to discriminate they are sadly uninformed or mislead by religious lies. I'm very sorry that you had to be a victim of that, but glad that you have been able to use your experience to make you a stronger person.

Random 23 months ago

So, it is a redhead thing to be very strong-willed and loud? :)

Random 23 months ago

Oh yeah, I am a natural ginger and I have never had any trouble with teasing and tormenting. Though, that is probably only because everyone knows that if they mess with me I'll kick their butt, or not even care at all.

Gingerkristen 23 months ago

Speaking from my own experience, I'm thankful I was never bullied as a child (at least not to my face); but I did get way more attention from creeps in college who were obviously just after me because of my red hair. I have always wanted a red head child just because I would love a little me, my sons though have bleach blonde and dark brown hair, crazy extremes haha. I do require more dental anesthesia than others in my family, when I was really little I had fillings done and felt every bit of it, and as I cried in the chair, the dentist told me to be quiet I was going to scare the other kids! Needless to say, I have a horrible fear of dentists and had panic attacks when I would have to go. I feel blessed to be a redhead, my brother and I are the only ones in the family this lucky and we always say we can read eachothers minds haha. My husband loves my long red hair, even though it is always everywhere in the house and maybe our next baby will be lucky enough to be blessed with my ginger locks :)

CaseyP 23 months ago

Having red hair I am liking the idea of having white hair instead of grey. I married a redhead and my husband and I have two beautiful redhead boys. I do hope one of them finds a redhead wife. We receive many compliments on our hair when we are out and about, they are both very young still. The teasing has not started yet, but I hope I have taught them the right values to not let it get to them. Well nice to read this, always nice to have another's view.

Bryan 22 months ago

Good article! I've personally always found redheads with freckles the most attractive, I really don't understand those that shun people with red hair.

I did notice an error in your article though. Lilith is not detailed in the Bible at all or even mentioned as a woman. She is a part of Jewish folklore.

Julian 22 months ago

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

Theo Hotz 22 months ago

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

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

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

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

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

Bec 22 months ago

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

Debbie C 22 months ago

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

Elizabeth 22 months ago

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

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

daniel 21 months ago

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

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Jane Parnell 21 months ago from U.K.

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

Liam 21 months ago

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

No one 20 months ago

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

Vlogscast 20 months ago

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

Anna 20 months ago

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

Christina 19 months ago

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

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abrodech 19 months ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

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

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

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


Red 19 months ago

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

Megan 19 months ago

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

Celeste 18 months ago

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

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

annie 17 months ago

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

JLosgar 17 months ago

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

Tired of sunscreen 15 months ago

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

BoadiceainOz 14 months ago

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

suzannavee 14 months ago

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

renaeD. 14 months ago

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

Lisa M 13 months ago

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

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JRLSolutions 13 months ago from Moneta, Va Author

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

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

Cathy 12 months ago

Hi people.

I have found the article and posts very entertaining.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JRLSolutions 11 months ago from Moneta, Va Author

Absolutely Cathy!!

Anonymous 10 months ago

Do you know who Jeffrey Dahmer is?

Candace 9 months ago

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

Natalie 9 months ago

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

ScarletSA 9 months ago

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


Fiza Qazi 8 months ago

This was a very interesting piece!

Paige Blandeburgo 6 months ago

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

Red Not 6 months ago

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

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

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

Holly West 4 months ago

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

Michaela 4 months ago

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

Boadicea is a great hero.

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

Red heads are glorious and unusual.

Nice research.

Kimberly 4 months ago

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

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

Me 3 months ago

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

Monica 2 months ago

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

Robbi 2 months ago

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

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

Irene Burdell 2 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 .

Redcat11 2 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?

Katie 2 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.

lou 8 weeks ago

im half redhead

Anonymous 7 weeks 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

Myk 7 weeks 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!

Deb 6 weeks 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).

Lynn Hill 5 weeks 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.

Mark M 4 weeks 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?

thomas deignan 4 weeks 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!

Emily 3 weeks 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!

Ginger 2 weeks ago

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

StacyF 10 days 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.

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"

"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.

StacyF 10 days 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.

StacyF 10 days 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 ---6 tones of God's creation the secrets within your DNA about the 144,000 mentioned in the book of revelations --Crystalline DNA Activation frequency

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.

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.

StacyF 10 days 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.

Jake 42 hours ago

Hug a red head today!

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