Wednesday, 30 December 2009
I'm not decrying the terrible history of 'racism' or that it still continues today but today you couldn't have a 'Santa love kids, even Black kids' xmas card or any other type of 'Black' joke. You will never be able to legislate ignorance & stupidity out of the human race but to keep arguing that ridicule & 'name calling', social isolation & social exclusion affect a Black individual more than a Redheaded individual is to say that Black people are not the same as the rest of us.
That is not my view but most of you seem to have that belief even Black people themselves. I think Black people are just like me and are affected just like me when their colour is derided that they bleed just like I would bleed if stabbed. That to be seen, to be recognised as something more than just the colour you were born is important to an individual.
Racists see only colour - they do not see or recognise a human individual.
Gingerists see only colour - its all they - its all they say - they don't see an individual human.
Anyway I won't be blogging no more though I'll continue to follow - keep abreast. Madasa
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Published: 12:03PM BST 12 May 2009
Adam Bailey was found hanged at his home last October after a row Photo: MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Adam Bailey, 15, was found dead at his home in Urmston following a row, an inquest in Stockport heard.
Girl, 13, hanged herself after being taunted over her ginger hair
By Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 12:08 PM on 21st May 2008
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Inquest: Kelsey Winter was found hanging in her bedroom by her stepfather
A promising gymnast was found hanging in her bedroom after playground bullies subjected her to a flood of name calling, including "ginger", "freckle face" and "pig nose".
The inquest into the death of Kelsey Jade Winter, 13, heard she coloured her hair and wore heavy foundation to try and hide her natural ginger hair and freckles.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1020910/Girl-13-hanged-taunted-ginger-hair.html#ixzz0b1zVZ6KD
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Wrong. Branson's company 'Virgin' is huge and is not associated with redhair at all. For a mainstream media company like Virgin Media to release an ad like this was bound to cause a stir. The advertisement in question "How do you spot a ginger in the dark?" is a likely publicity stunt in bad taste by a mainstream media company unassociated with red hair.
Richard Branson is a redhead and his success as is the success of many redheads is a testament to the idea that there is likely to be no 'glass ceiling' for a redhead. Redheads are in general and world wide an economically privileged minority but this doesn't mean we are free from or should be open to being freely discriminated against or subjected to wrongful prejudice.
This idea of a lack of a 'glass ceiling' for redheads does add to the view that its fine to make prejudicial comments and discriminate against redheads. This abhorred view and perception is legitimised and reinforced by various forms of media like the advert released by 'Virgin Media'. The advert has offended everyday redhead's, complaints were made and acted upon. Rightfully so. Not all redheads are wealthy media giants (from humble beginnings or not), English Princes or looking to find any kind of ceiling. Legal cases fighting against assaults targeting redheads and employment discrimination of redheads are a reality. These types of discrimination are more likely to become frequent if adverts like this are not stopped by responsible organisations like the 'Advertising Standards Authority'.
According to the reports it is the FIRST TIME in 47 years the ASA have stepped up for the redhead minority. Thank you ASA.
Virgin commented that the show 'Dating In The Dark' is meant to challenge "...people's perceptions of attractiveness". I look forward to seeing the show if that's the case... publicity stunt or no publicity stunt?
Below are some news reports found on the Virgin Media advert banned by the ASA:
I have to note that this blogg 'gingerism.com' does support an animated character (only associated with red hair) named 'Dogg' who is 'all' in bad taste (in my opinion). Dogg claims to send the message that "discrimination is wrong".
I feel I have to make a comment not for Dogg, but in defense of gingerism.com. Dogg is in the world of new media... Dogg, is hopefully asking some questions about what he himself is writing instead of asking questions of mainstream media companies like 'Virgin' who should be held accountable for this kind of thing in the world of licensed and regulated media such as the big bucks mainstream broadcast media. That said... Be responsible Dogg.
We (redheads) need the support of organisations like the ASA. Thanks again.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Caught this article on my google travels.
Check it out.
This second site shows a picture of the card.
I am looking for READERS HELP to compile as much 'redhead lovin or fugly articles' as you can. By 'Redhead lovin or fugly articles' I mean like the one below of the “15 hottest redhead in wags history”... that's right in all of history!!!...
… or anything that promotes a redhead male or female as good looking or ugly.
My theory is that this stereotype of redheaded men being unattractive is partly based on the under representation versus the over representation of Hollywood (think Nicole) and other mainstream celeb bombshells as over exposed as 'Redheaded' bombshells.
- To add help just hit the comment link below and paste your copied link of said article as the comment, it can be completely anonymous.
- To find this article again in the future look for the heading 'Woman Hot-Guys Not" in the heading column at right hand side of the webpage.
The first link below takes you to a report dated 22nd of May 2009 by an Australian celebrity swimmer personality who reports the extinction of redheads and even adding another joke-y stereotype about redhead women being more sexually active.
The second link is dated 25th of November 2008 reported long before the first link and should have been read by anyone doing a report on redheads who bothered to google “Redhead News Reports”. The report is written by a leading Australian celebrity scientist and radio personality of the ABC, a non-commercial news broadcaster in Australia. The report dispels the claims made by the first link and comments on how these stereotypes come about.
Good onya Doctor Karl!
Monday, 7 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Since starting the article 'Redhead Employment Discrimination' I have been told by my parents that I am 'exposing myself', by an ex-girlfriend that 'I'll be hurting my teaching career', by a brother that Im 'just a PC thug'. Up until now I have had the relative safety of an alias name 'Nate', but to make a complaint... all this has potentially harmful consequences for all concerned.
I have thought...
...about the assistant principals concerned.
...what my original intentions of the article were. Simply writing out the redhead discrimination on a website dedicated to just that.
...what my intentions are in being apart of the gingerism.com site, which I have written out but will blogg about shortly.
...will I be branded a trouble maker by the department and the teachers in my state (the education department is a small community).
… about how I have felt genuinely discriminated against and would like to see it through, but would it be worth it?
...is there enough redhead discrimination out there, that I would be supported.
…I don't know the legal process and whether I would be forced to 'Name and Shame'
Any comments or advice would be appreciated...
... Please read the 'Redhead Employment Discrimination' article and its follow ups and respective comments. CLICK ON... the 'Redhead Employment Discrimination' link found on the right hand side of the site OR CLICK ON... the label below marked 'Redhead Employment Discrimination'
Should I go the legal route?
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Concentrating on just the 'gingerism' can be depressing... glad to promote redhead-world.net on gingerism.com, whether its a loose connection or not.
Join interest groups, blogg, chat, place classifieds, post on boards, forums, add and swap photos, check out redhead events, participate in polls and post articles.
Check it out @ http://www.redhead-world.net/
Its completely free and easy to build a profile. Get on it!
Monday, 23 November 2009
Click the link for CNN FULL STORY
Anyway, my actual brother (not a ginger brother) tells me that its a bad idea to join this bloggsite. He says its likely that Keiron and Madassa are the same person and I'll end up being stalked, hunted and axed by a psychotic, skitso. Will the real Madassa pleas stand up! My brother calls gingerism.com the thin red line. He's a a complete non-redheaded bastard. Well at least we (the family) thought he was the milkman's son on account of him not having redhair... until we read about how the redhead gene can skip around a lot. My brother is probably the biggest anti-red around, like a staunch US capitalist prick from the 50's or a microscoft executive. My brother is always calling me 'ginga', etc. and his oz mate who always calls me 'ranga'.
Anyway I figure this blogg site is depressing at times... it really is the darker side of redhair. With all the stupid shit done to and written about redheads over history I recon we are the smartest people in the world just by default... but by that reconing it would make blondes geniuses and the natives of the colonies and some ex-slaves in the US complete gods... But in just thinking about the many major parts of Europe that believed letting a redhead into the dairy would turn the milk sour makes me realise… well... we are definitely the gods of Europe, even if only by default.
Madassa your a little nutty, but Keiron tells me your gingerism.com's nutter... which makes you fine by me. I'm also not sure that you and Keiron still aren't the same person so best leave the mentally ill, best alone... well at least as far as slinging verbal abuse goes. Not to be pc, but just cause I like staying alive! :)
What pisses me off the most about the mainstream is this!!! Of all the hundreds of model agencies in london not one of them has a redhead on the books. A redhead is only a blonde and a bottle away... I'd like to think we redheads are smart enough to do cash jobs under the table to avoid taxes... but Im guessing it isn't so... mainstream bastard, assholes!! @%$*&£... I was right to say “carrot tops are green and not red” as the young comeback kid... carrot tops are green, green with envy!!!!... which is incidentally the colour a redheads hair turns if you attempt to bleach blonde your hair. Red-life's not fuckin fair!
Madassa I read that your into poetry... let me know what you think!
The Fanta Pants Sizzle - By Dogg
Upon picking up that ginger beer be sure to pickup some ice-cream.
You must test the theory of the best desert in town.
A spider or a float made with fanta, now that is supreme.
But be careful now freckled and non-freckled folk,
That you don't happen upon an author of gingerism.com.
Some are likely to cut your throat, as none of them seem at all calm.
This one seems to be mighty quick and will kick some ass at rhyme,
So... spin, spin as fast as you can.
You cant catch me I'm the ginger haired man.
Some say our skin is deficient its freckly and burns double time,
But soon the world will be vitamin D deficient that's where we're in our prime,
That's when all these dots join up and our tans will be doin' fine.
But for now be careful what you say to a redhead whose genes can skip a generation.
Dont piss us off...
Or... us redheds will have your first born.
Dogg out ginger's
Thursday, 19 November 2009
"This Commission can only investigate complaints of discrimination on the basis of age, race, disability and sex... Unfortunately this Commission does not have the power to investigate discrimination on the basis of physical appearance.
If you live in Victoria you may wish to contact the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission as it may be able to take a complaint about discrimination based on physical appearance. Its website is http://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/home.asp."
The reply also outlined a website for free legal advice. www.naclc.org.au very helpful.
Good on you Victorian Government! Yet another reason to move to Victoria.
Now any suggestions from anyone to help out those minorities who live in other parts of Australia would be much appreciated.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
I have read your comments to my 'Redhead Employment Discrimination' article.
This response is so long that I couldn't send it as a comment (Greater than the word limit allowed). I had to write another blogg to reply to your comments.
I am glad you have made comment on my article it allows me to clean up my ideas and voice the minority discrimination felt within the mainstream.
1) The discrimination faced in schools by redheads is different in complexity and severity levels than ethnic and other minority groups. Its like comparing baseball to football or tennis. Each type and incident of discrimination has varying different social action and consequences.
- A major key difference for redheads is the support level gained from non-administration staff as opposed to administration (i.e. Assistant Principals) who 'MUST' deal with all discrimination.
- In my experience the taunting and harassment of redheads is 'NOT' seen by a large group of colleagues to be insulting or offensive, it is played down and seen as fun or lower level harassment to other forms (such as racism). In this social environment it makes a redheads taunting completely legitimised not just by the student bullies, but also by many colleagues.
- This type of discrimination may or may not be common amongst other minority groups, and possibly may even be more or less severe, but ALL discrimination of this kind is WRONG.
- Any person who finds themselves in this position of the discrimination described above finds that they are not just fighting student bullies, but many of their colleagues as well.
- Fighting colleagues puts me on the back foot and open to workplace victimisation, bullying and harassment.
- Fighting colleagues does not help my employment chances.
2) Please understand that I have NO intention of making a “formal complaint” against ANY assistant principal I have worked with.
- It has been a privilege to work with each of the assistant principals I have worked with. I have found their stance on the issue comforting and frequently on occasions of student abuse where the assistant principals were immediately present to be invaluable and highly supportive in their responses. One assistant principal despite their own belief of 'ranga' being inoffensive, still fully supported me on this issue.
- To 'formally complain' about an assistant principal on the issue, puts these highly supportive individuals who hire me in the firing line.
- This does not help my employment chances.
- These assistant principals who are under pressure and I quote “have way more complicated issues to deal with”... by the logic of the pair of you two... the assistant principals do not need the extra issue of a redhead on campus.
- By your own account this factor does not help my employment chances.
- I have a question for the two of you. Are the two of you just a couple of instigators attempting to bully me into 'formally complaining' to see what happens? Because neither of your responses support either the assistant principals concerned or myself. If identifying myself as a proud redhead has taught me anything it is this... it is never ok to scape goat! I will never 'formally complain' these individuals (assistant principals) who are stuck between a rock and hard place and are not the issue.
- Frednotred the fact that you remain un-identified as an individual and demand a 'formal complaint' I find absurd on a great many levels... the fact that you find my article “offensive” I find laughable.
3) I will be writing a lot more incident reports in schools to gain support in fighting redhead employment discrimination. I will be writing to my union, local schooling authority, my local MP and a variety of other avenues in attempts to begin raising awareness of the issues I am already facing as a redheaded teacher in schools.
IMPORTANT: I will be writing and where appropriate consulting appropriate help to maintain the confidentiality of the schools and individuals concerned to ensure no 'formal complaint OR action' or other action takes place.
- The article the two of you have commented on is the first of many in raising the issues I face as a redhead minority in mainstream society.
- I will NOT suffer ANY prejudice, discrimination, bullying OR harassment in silence!
4) Frednoted you write “I find it quite offensive that he should make such allegations...”
- I have not made any allegations... no individual, no school, no department, no city/town, no state have been identified.
- I have reported my experiences of discrimination as a redhead minority in a mainstream system.
- If I have insinuated indirect and systematic discrimination in my article I can assure you its intentional.
- I have reported facts.
- I find that those who have been my greatest support while in school are the assistant principals who are also in a position to be most accountable for the discrimination. My issue is an issue of awareness of the effect of discrimination I have described.
- I will NOT be bullied into 'Naming and Shaming' by a complete coward-bully who has decided to use an alias to criticise.
- Frednotred next time you read one of my articles, please ask questions to understand my position DO NOT attempt to alienate me.
The issue is complex. But to sum up!
- Fighting redhead abuse in schools is draining... I am keenly aware of the risk of burn out.
- Assistant principals are also aware of the risk of their own burn out and can only help so far.
- Awareness of redhead discrimination and its consequences is a MUST for a fair and just workplace for redheads.
- I will NOT suffer ANY prejudice, discrimination, bullying OR harassment in silence!
Monday, 16 November 2009
I have been working as a relief teacher since August trying to get my foot in the door at any school so I can possibly gain a contract.
Partly thanks to the harrasment and bullying I have received in high school and the workplace myself and partly a family tragedy I feel its important for my own mental health that I don't move and work in the country so I can stay close to family and friend support.
I have found work in a couple of very low socio-economic mainstream schools and a non-mainstream school for students at severe 'risk'.
I have found that the discrimination towards redheads is disturbing to the point that I am feeling as if my job maybe at risk because I am a redhead.
As a relief teacher I would expect some amount of flack from students, but the students yell "RANGA".
Many friends and family say ignore it. I ignore it and the same students take advantage of the relief teacher who is so easily socially undermined as a "Ranga" and the students begin calling the indigenous student a "Gin" and the asian teacher a "Gook" the whole issue becomes an admin nightmare as the assistant principal has to deal with the fall-out.
If I don't ignore it. The student ignores any reason I give that its not appropriate and the 'Ranga' name calling increases... to the point that all I end up doing is exhaust myself in the hallways switching between classes while attempting to stop students abuse in front of colleges that give me no support at all. The students push until you have no choice but to take it higher and the assistant principal is yet again involved.
WHO WANTS TO HIRE AN ADMIN ISSUE OF THIS SORT? No assistant principal wants to deal with this kind of problem day in day out, especially not for a relief teacher they can replace so easily.
One assistant principal I have worked with has a partner who is a redhead and I gained quite a lot of support from them initially, despite an open conversation amongst staff that felt strongly that there was nothing wrong with the students calling me a "Ranga". Eventually after a number of students being sent home for a day or two, all the students understood it was inappropriate for a while and the problem eventually resurfaced. I haven't been offered work there recently even though I know that some of the teachers are taking days off and and they are in need of a relief teacher there.
I have had open conversations amongst colleges about the insult "Ranga" in two of the schools I have worked at. Majority of staff amongst both schools felt it wasn't an insult and that I was being too sensitive and made out like I was the issue.
A student told me once that a redhead teacher had previously worked there and used to handle the issue and "Ranga" abuse a lot less effectively than me and even left the school because of the abuse. I would like to hear from anyone else who has suffered from any of this type of discrimination.
I don't know where I should go for support, any suggestion would be great.
I know I'll get a teaching contract eventually.
I just don't think relief teaching is much of an option. In the short experience I have had being a redhead and a teacher the work I have in front of me is not exactly encouraging... as if being a teacher isn't hard enough. I am very qualified and am great in interviews and the department releases a bunch of metro jobs in a couple weeks. Fingers crossed!
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
I well remember the ‘Shock, Horror’ headlines when it was discovered Keith Chegwin had ‘ginger’ pubes. I remember too the totally negative press ‘ginger’ Tim ‘ginger’ got mostly for being ‘ginger’ in ‘Big Brother’ and they never forgot to mention in any report that he was ‘ginger’. When that well renowned raconteur and wit Jade Goody was her phenomenally funny self apoplectically screeched that she’d turned into a ‘ginger minger’ nobody batted an eye which was in stark contrast to the international furore caused by calling a darker skinned minority woman a ‘POPPADOM’. Does life reflect art or does art reflect life. Chesney got the ‘ginger’ this week, the last time someone’s hair colour was mentioned on Corrie Shaun made a ‘ginger refuge’ remark to Gary and round that time Rita made clear she was NOT a natural redhead Ha! Ha! Hee! Hee! Though I rarely watch Eastenders I tuned in to find Bradley berating himself as a ‘ginger failure’. It does seem imperative to mark out ‘ginger people’ as different, as not normal and hair colour must always be mentioned lest we forget we’re only ‘ginger’. The obligatory pubic question must be asked of every ‘ginger’. Every day some reference must be made about a ‘ginger’ person’s ‘gingerness’ it would seem. I’ve been a recluse for four years because I’m told I ‘IMAGINE’ that British society is obsessed with bringing ‘ginger hair’ into every conversation, AM I PARANOID or do I see the world as it is? Recently Loose Women were sharing some ‘ginger’ laughs even though there wasn’t a redhead in sight. On the subject of policitical correctness, yes it has gone mad. We can’t have Black jokes, Poppadom jokes, Mahatma Coat jokes, Muslim jokes, Jewish jokes, Irish jokes etc., because the destructive power of humour is well accepted and documented, however the bigoted British bully can and does unremittingly pick on the smallest global minority, the most highly visible, easy target, that does not have the political voice or power of these other so called minorities. I remain bored, rigid and kept insane and obsessed by the bigoted, British bullies obsession for talking about and laughing at ‘ginger hair’ even though I’ve rarely been outside for four years. If it is my imagination – my paranoia – how can I quite so readily quote all these examples of ‘gingerism’. Even if you are driven from mainstream society like I have been to escape ‘gingerism’ there is no real escape but death but l’ve been a bit of a ‘ginger failure’ at suicide. I guess I’ll just have to suffer until the bland bollocked, mousey minged, funny, clever majority bore me to death with ‘ginger’.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Perhaps the anon contributors to comments would like to believe reports such as that below are figments of my paranoia. Dr Michelle Elliott of Kidscape anti bullying charity said in 2007 of the bullying of redheaded kids “beyond bullying is in fact a hate campaign”. The bullying of redheads is funny and despite factual evidence, as shown on this blog, many ego maniacal showbizzy redheads busy spinning on ‘planet celeb’ far from the real world refuse to speak out against this sort of ‘humorous hate campaign’ possibly for fear of losing celebrity status they hegemonically subjugate themselves and determine that all other redheads should do the same. It is also a fact that ‘ginger’ is the verbal weapon used to demean, belittle and degrade redheads. ‘anons’ may like to argue with the facts - but they are facts and ignoring the facts is true insanity.
Bully teacher banned for one year
A primary school teacher who bullied pupils so badly that some showed signs of psychological abuse has been found guilty of professional misconduct. The General Teaching Council for
One pupil was so intimidated he asked his mother to dye his red hair brown so he would be less noticeable to Ms Hyde, the hearing was told.
Friday, 25 September 2009
I’m very grateful to Keiron for inviting to write for this blog I don’t know whether I’ve convinced anyone that I’m not insane just suffering the stresses and strains of being a joke rather than a human.
Society seems to act on the belief that REDheads have deliberately chosen to be born a bright and noticeable colour as a means of showing off and they must be put in their place and kept in their place.
Geri auditioned for the spice girls and became ‘GINGER’ because she was desperate for fame, fortune and attention.
I hate to be the centre of attention. I am a thinker, I like to observe and to write what I think and feel about what I see. Society states that I have a problem with my colour that I have a problem with self acceptance but that is not the case. I loved my colour but I hated the negative attention it attracts. I should have been born in a free country where I could choose what I am called, or not called. There is nothing about me that deserved the derision meted out to me. It is not me that holds me in low regard. Society doesn’t care that I am naturally a quiet, unassuming person they only see something that they feel entitled to mock. I can see that the colour is not mocked, that the people wearing it are not ridiculed if the colour they are wearing is man made and bears more attractive, desirable names.
The choice of words and language is of great importance in marketing and PR. I was well aware of the complete negativity of the word ‘ginger’ and the tone and context in which it is used long before Saatchi & Saatchi admitted it in BBC3s ‘F*ck Off I’m Ginger’. Some deadhead REDheads thought my speaking on the subject was slagging their colour when it is the ‘word’ I hate.
I feel I have been smeared with ‘ginger’, smothered in ‘ginger’, suffocated by ‘ginger’. I have been judged as ‘ginger’, ridiculed as ‘ginger’, dismissed as ‘ginger’, stereotyped as ‘ginger’.
I’m writing this now, as possibly my last piece as the stresses and strains of being the big, stupid joke have also taken their toll on my physical as well as my mental health. I’ve spent my life as an invisible human, the majority make no contact with me, they laugh right through me and they laugh so loud they never heard my mind, my heart and now my body breaking.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Poirot, Sherlock, Miss Marple. You’d have to be a lot better than them to detect the slightest hint of attraction, desire or passion in the inane, vacuous ‘ginger’ giggle in the ‘dating in the dark’ video. The ‘giggle’ is a complete and total piss take - there is nothing else.
While mousey mingers were getting compliments I was kept busy washing urine off my shoes as men’s reaction was to piss themselves while laughing in my face at their own joke.
They call me a ‘whinger’ like they did Dave Kitson, they can’t tell the difference between me and Dave, or any other natural REDhead male, or female we’re all just ‘ginger’ this, ‘ginger’ that, ‘ginger’ something or other.
A} As if we are a separate people
B} As if we have no individuality
C} As if we are all the same
The “Oi ‘ginger’ your c*nts a joke!” routine wasn’t funny to me the first time I heard it and 50billion times later? Ok so they may not be the exact words but that is what they’re saying, what their laughter says. Jack Dee, Jo Brand, Al Murray they all get paid to make people laugh but I’m expected to be an unpaid joke 24/7. It matters not whether I’m male/female, tall/short, fat, or thin they don’t see any of that, they don’t see me – I am ignored, they only see something ‘ginger’ one of those little joke things to call names and laugh at.
The biggest irony is that colour only looks laughable on the likes of Nicola Roberts and I. It takes on a different perspective when worn by Anita Dobson, Kim Thomson & Cynthia Nixon and they are not weighed down by years of ‘piss take’. A piss take that lasts from the schoolyard to the graveyard. Perhaps they walk with the dye packaging so they can prove they are ‘copper cutie’, ‘cherry charmer’ or ‘strawberry stunner’ whereas I am only allowed to be ‘ginger’. There are no nice, attractive, sexy or desirable ways in which I am allowed to describe my hair the dictatorship states that any pleasing description is a euphemism. I’m still bewildered by the need to bring someone’s hair colour into every conversation as though it is relevant. The stereotypical joke was around before we were born and the expectation is that we must all conform to fit in with the majority view of what we are. Being pre judged, dismissed as a joke, absorbing the unremitting negativity, the profanity, the almost daily insults that we are told are jokes has done nothing for me I got nothing out of it but insanity. They never ask how I feel about being a joke. My feelings, my character, my personality are invisible to them all they see, is the hair, is their joke.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
When it is suggested that ‘gingerism’ is the same as ‘racism’ the idea is met with loud guffaws – which is one of the problems i.e that ‘Ginger hair is viewed as a complete and total joke – like the people who are born with it and that ‘ginger’ people can be treated as ‘amusing little things’ for the majority to rag-on at all times.
The REDheads claim for parity with the massive Black minority is viewed as political correctness gone mad because society does not view us as equal.
It is acceptable, obligatory even to call REDheads ‘ginger b*stards’ yet totally unacceptable to call a Black person a ‘Black b*stard’. To call a Black person ‘blackie’ or make any reference to their colour in a nickname would be ‘racist’[nobody tells Black people “if you were proud of/ comfortable with, your colour you wouldn’t mind being call Blackie].
It appears necessary, even obligatory, to call a REDhead ‘ginger’ and ‘ginger’ must always play a large part in every nickname.
REDheads should be recognised as diverse and individualistic as any Black person as any other person whatever their colour of birth.
It is only ‘racists’ who feel the need to keep raising the issue of someone being Black - other people just accept them as individuals. It is only ‘racists’ for whom a persons ‘Blackness’ is an issue that must be raised, equally it is only those who feel uncomfortable with REDheads who must mention their ‘gingerness’. It is only those who find ‘Blackness or Gingerness’ somewhat less than acceptable who need to constantly raise the subject of colour.
Anyone with half a brain cell knows that REDheads wear matching head and body hair – SHOCK, HORROR [just like normal people] how FREAKY, how FUNNY they feel it necessary to say with what they consider, sharp - but is NEVER, ORIGINAL wit.
It’s possible that MOUSEY MINGERS find the ‘Get your kit off let me laugh at your body’ sexual advance a turn on but it doesn’t work for me. Lets remember that ‘ginger’ is just an accompaniment to ‘tosser’ w*nker’ ‘b*stard and thus cannot be considered in any way complimentary, amusing, or a turn on.
REDheads should not be dismissed as just a hair colour just as it is not acceptable to dismiss Black people as just a skin colour.The colour of a person’s birth does not define who they are as individuals. The colour of a persons birth, whatever that colour is, should not limit and restrict them, should not be the sole focus of attention, should not condemn them to a lifetime of hate and/or ridicule and contempt
Saturday, 12 September 2009
How would it be if I approached every brunette, every day with “Hi Browny, your hair’s exactly the shade of a load I dumped in the pan this morning” Would they appreciate the humour. Somehow I doubt it. I think they’d soon get fed up with being ‘shitheads’ it would soon start to wear them down.
All Brunettes are not considered to be the same, are not expected to think the same way, feel the same way or react the same way, yet society expects that all REDheads should react favourably when they are all expected to enjoy being the big joke.
Similarly if the nickname for blondes was not ‘Blonde Bombshell’ but was ‘Turnip Top aka vegetable head’ how many Mouser Mingers would make a beeline for the bleach?
Jokes against all other minorities are banned because there is a recognition of the destructive power of humour.
We all know what being the ass-end of a joke does for the ‘fat b*stard’, the bird with the big nose, the bint with the flat chest, or sagging breasts, or the lard ass.
Why are REDheads deemed so psychologically different from all other people that mockery and ridicule and ‘name calling’ will not adversely affect them?
Why is it presumed that having our ‘image’ turned into a big joke will not affect us as all other people are affected? That having our colour maligned, degraded and ridiculed will not affect us in the same way as Black people feel, when their colour is bought into disrepute?
There is no empathy. They do not ask “How would I feel always being the joke for a bunch of strangers to laugh at”
Personally I believe great sex starts in the mind and I’m surrounded by morons for can’t think beyond the size, or colour of body parts, frankly I find it pathetic.
I question all this with the full and certain knowledge that nothing will change because the same ‘Bland B*llocked, Mousey Mingers who bullied me at school are the same, now adult, psychologists, policy makers, psychiatrists and politicians who can’t see that there is a problem, as their right to ‘ginger nut, ginger tosser, F*cking ginger c*nt’ all REDheads ‘for a laugh’ is so deeply ingrained and entrenched their eyes and their minds are closed to any detrimental emotional, or mental health issues they cause.. That REDheads are a stereotypical joke has a beneficial effect on general society because they always have something to laugh at but being the stereotype, being the joke, has a seriously damaging effect on the individual. For any of you have read my cathartic, therapeutic ramblings and have realised that I am a certified loony, who’s thoughts and feelings are completely wrong, that I lack insight and capacity and should keep taking the mind-bending drugs supplied on prescription. They say I am obsessed which ,in effect, is true but it is societies obsession with calling me ‘ginger’ ginger’ ‘ginger F*cking ‘ginger’ names, that obsesses me. It ain’t my name, why do they keep doing it. Why? Why? Why? The question echoes into infinity………… and never any answers. Why? Psychiatrists tell me what I think and feel is wrong but nobody tells me why? Can You?
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Hitler’s ‘IDEAL, PERFECT’ example of the Aryan race, of the human race was – a blue eyed, blonde.
The rest of society seems to concur with Hitler that Blonde is the best thing. That Blonde is superior. If Blonde is superior it follows that Redheads are inferior.
Most men want a Blonde on their arm and most women want to be Blonde. A few dye their hair RED but they won’t have a history of the negativity of ‘ginger’ weighing them down like a millstone round their neck.
The ‘mind game’ I’m supposed to believe is that other women, my sexual rivals are jealous of me, which is why they mostly dye their hair Blonde and then from their SUPERIOR, MAJORITY position ‘tease’ me because I’m only a ‘ginger’. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Are my sexual rivals really being friendly?
So Blondes walk around being ‘Desirable & Sexy’ - while REDheads get to be the funny looking little things with ‘cupid stunts’ that are ‘teased’, called ‘ginger’ names and laughed at.
While it’s possible men are thinking ‘with their little head’ when they’re looking at a redheaded girl and calling her names, such a limp excuse cannot be claimed by women.
Women are bitches about all of their sexual rivals. Unfortunately women make the best ‘teasers’ because women are, generally speaking, bitchy about other women despite the talk of ‘sisterhood’. I don’t believe a natural redhead can really belong to such a club. Despite women’s liberation I don’t think women will ever be liberated from being bitches it’s what we do best and it never prevents us from getting on with other multiple tasks that we have to do.
Was Hitler right? Are Blondes superior to Redheads? Are we all judgemental, discriminatory, Fascist, Nazi’s now, deriding anything that is not Blonde.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
When did you hear anyone ask Wesley Snipes, Frank Bruno or Kofi Annan if their bollox were Black? If they haven’t why haven’t they? If they have did would the questioner end up with eyes the colour of Wesley’s bollox?
As far as I am aware Prince Harry is the only man in the public eye [except Rupert Grint on the Pub Landlord programme] who has been asked this intrusive, abusive and obviously discriminatory question.
In both these cases it was a man asking another man. So what was the point of this discriminatory question? Was it to amaze? Was it to amuse the redhead? [NO]
Was it intended as a compliment? Was it an attempt to pull the redhead by showing an interest in his nether regions? Can the soldier or Al Murray explain their interest in another mans bollox? Why do the majority feel obligated to ask this abusive, intrusive question?
As a female who has been asked the question a lot I don’t know what the point is. I say to myself if this eejit doesn’t know the answer he ain’t got enough worldly knowledge to be much of a shag. If he does know the answer why is he asking the question? Does he really think I will be amused by a discriminatory question that I’ve been asked at least one million times. Can he really be so stupid as to believe he is the first to ask? Am I amazed, amused, turned on, embarrassed or humiliated? My reaction is none of these but that’s where I’m at a loss. What is my reaction supposed to be? I really don’t know I wish someone would explain I feel stupid because I don’t know. I do know it is discrimination. I know natural blondes are occasionally bothered by such a question but there are not the ready and uncomplimentary names that seem to automatically spring to peoples minds as with redheads. If you’re not my doctor and you’re not my lover on a need to know basis why do you need to know? Why do you need to ask? If you don’t know me why do you feel the need to call me contemptuously familiar names?
Thursday, 20 August 2009
When watching a ‘Gingerism’ debate I heard males get bullied more than females. In the physical violence sense I don’t dispute that.
As a female I get accosted by the ‘sharp & original wit’ [‘the intrusive/abusive asshole’] who either asks or informs me about what I keep in my knickers.
As we heard at the end of the Prince Harry [raghead] video he was asked about his bollox by another male. Is the question a prelude to an ‘attempted pull’? Is it supposed to be a ‘turn on’, or a compliment? Is it an attempt by the inquisitor to prove his intelligence or to appear to be a comedian? Was it an attempt to humiliate or belittle a member of the Royal Family or another soldier acting in a superior position/rank? Is there any position or rank that generally demands respect within this society that would free a ‘ginger’ person of either sex from this ‘obligatory’ question?
Society calls me ‘ginger’ so when I am walking along and hear a shout of “Oi! You F’n ginger c*nt’ they are in effect talking to me or about me. Most of the ‘ginger’ language is of this nature either prefixed, or suffixed, by one profanity or another. ‘Ginger’ seems like nothing more than a convenient peg on which the majority hang an insult.
Blacks are free to use my colour to attack me but I cannot legally respond in kind. e.g I think Stephen K Amos is a b*stard and I know he’s Black but to put my thoughts and knowledge together in words is illegal yet he can call me a ‘ginger bitch’ or a ‘ginger b*stard” several days of the week and the majority would think him brilliantly funny and he would probably receive the ‘Nobel Comedian of the Year’ award for doing so. Why is that? Does it speak of equality? Anyone, everyone can have a knock at my colour, or me because of my colour so who am I equal to in this society? Why is my colour so disrespected?
Many of the majority say that fat people and others get bullied as well, which is true but them bragging about the amount of bullying that goes on in British society is another debate.
I object to being likened to the fat, being ridiculed like the fat
a] Fat is not a minority - obesity is an epidemic
b] Fat is, for the most part, a lifestyle choice something that happens when you do something wrong like eat too many pies.
c] When the 'fat' tire of being ridiculed, loose weight and conform - the majority will hoop and holler and congratulate them. Can Redheads really conform when body hair is the most contentious issue.
The current Gingerism debate on Redheads dying their hair is whether that is conforming, or escaping from majority sniping, bullying - does it depend on how bad it gets - how isolated you are within the majority group?
I dye my hair not because I don't like it but because if I don't, the majority continue to kid themselves they are sharing a joke with me - and that it is OK for them to carry on?
I don't mind at all if you disagree - I like a good debate - maybe some of your thoughts have never occured to me - let me have them. madasahatar
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
I find it interesting, not to say fascinating, how when everyone is the same under the skin that REDheads are considered to be so psychologically different.
Their colour and thus their physical image is often maligned, denigrated and ridiculed by the 64 billion majority yet this should not affect them psychologically
REDheads are not psychologically affected as Blacks are affected by having their colour disrespected and brought into disrepute.
REDheads are not psychologically affected as other people are psychologically affected by having their image constantly ridiculed
REDheads are not psychologically affected by the majority focusing solely on the difference between REDheads and the 64 billion majority. Hair colour is all they see ‘ginger’ is all they say when there is so much more to all of us
REDheads are not psychologically affected by strangers dismissing their individual identity and making them part of some ‘ginger collective’
STEREOTYPING is known to have a detrimental psychological effect on the individuals within the stereotyped group except when it comes to REDheads
Who has the answer? Why are REDheads so psychologically different?
Why are REDheads so different under the skin?