The other night my husband and I were having a conversation about one of our favorite topics: the future possibilities of our first son who is 6 months old. It went something like this:. Look at Prince Harry! It took me one more second to go off on him for such a subtly discriminatory thought, especially since he married a ginger! And girl gingers, while we have the few people who like to poke fun, are usually considered to be attractive because of their red hair.
Why Do People Hate Redheads?
Why Do People Hate Redheads? - Owlcation
Having red hair is something I'm very proud of, despite the negative comments I get from close-minded people. If this is the first time you have ever considered that there are people who hate redheads just because they are redheads, then 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.
Are people with red hair — gingers, redheads, individuals of unusual rufosity, whatever you want to call them — less attractive than people with other hair colors? That is certainly what received wisdom tells us. Alongside the impression that they have fiery tempers, unquenchable libidos, and cold, clammy hands OK, I made that last one up , one of the most common bits of folk wisdom about redheads is that they are just not that cute.
People refer to us much in the same way they might describe a group, a race, or a tribe. Not only can we tear-up over the slightest sad or sentimental gesture, but we also grasp the hilarity within the most overlooked part of any joke. We realize the splendor of the quirks in our friends as well as in the misshapen clay of a handmade bowl. Have you also heard the myth that redheads need more anesthesia?