Friday 25 March 2011

Dermatologist's reaction to red head patient

Public Opinion has taken a look at society's reaction to red heads. Included in the article is the story of a patient's subjection to red head prejudice in the early 1980s.
"It was an office procedure, the doc asked me to stay put, and he left. Soon I could hear him on the phone in the room next to mine yelling," said Kleeberg, now Pierce County planning and land use director.

"I want that biopsy stat! This guy is not only a lawyer, he's a ******* redhead!"
Source: Not all redheads are feisty Irish -- or are they?

Friday 18 March 2011

Vinny Guadagnino - "Gingers have no souls"

Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino has tweeted "Gingers have no souls", a quote from the famous South Park episode. At the time of writing the post had been retweeted by over 100 people.

Source: Gingers have no souls

Sunday 13 March 2011

Convert to a redhead with GingerBooth

2010 startup Bluebear has capitalised on the popularity of red hair with the recent release of GingerBooth, an application that changes your photo so you look like you have red hair and freckles.

You can download the iPhone App here.

Friday 4 March 2011

Red head prejudice rife in British primary schools has received two reports in the space of this week in relation to red head prejudice in British primary schools. The first comes from the mother of a 6 year old girl.
I have a 6 year old daughter, during a school lesson about tolerance and accepting differences in people, the teacher singled her out to point out she had "ginger" hair as opposed to the rest of the class who had blonde or brown. She answered - Mrs G, the polite way to say that is redhead, to which the teacher replied, No, you're not the colour of my jumper (red) YOU ARE GINGER. I'm sure, to the amusement of the rest of the kids in the class.

I complained to the head teacher but was basically told, it wasn't said in malice and I should get over it.
The second comes from a primary school teacher, who retold the story of a red headed child's response to being singled out for the colour of her hair.
The class of 4 year olds were in circle time. The discussion was about how everyone is different, with a focus on how people have different eyes and hair colour. During this discussion, one child pointed at a red headed girl and said "yeah and she's ginger!".

The next day, the red headed girl came back into class, having cut her own hair off the night before.
If your goal in life is to stand up against all kinds of prejudice, you should consider earning a degree in social justice and find a job that can help prevent social exclusions and promote equality.