It appears that redheads have a hard tow to row.
It’s bad enough that natural selection has seemed to single them out for extinction but before they are gone everyone else will get their potshots in.
In November a redheaded students in California were harassed when their classmates came after them for “Kick a Ginger Day“. The day was inspired by a South Park cartoon.
And now Britain in their Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad by Virgin Media because people complained the advertisement made it seem that people with red hair were less attractive.
This all goes to show how petty humans can be. If it’s not dark skin then it’s pale skin. Either your hair is too straight or too kinky. The diversity of humanity is beautiful but some would have us all look the same, straight out of a Twilight Zone episode.
So, with the intermixing and mingling it’s apparent from the sister above that not all gingers will go away. She has the red hair and freckles, just not the pale skin. Maybe it is a recessive gene for a few African Americans because I know a couple who have the red hair and freckles. I have a friend who thought it was in her SIL’s husband’s genes until she had a child with brilliant red hair, mocha skin and freckles. Then she had a grandchild with the same look. I wonder if they could also count as gingers?
So really, it’s hard to think of the gene as really dying out. Scientists have proven that even some of the Neanderthals had red hair.
I’m not even sure when being red head with freckles was seen as being freaky. When I was a kid I thought Pipi Longstocking was really cool with the red hair, freckles and defiantly quirky attitude. I suppose years before that people loved Little Orphan Annie for the same reason.
Some attribute having a fiery temper with red hair.
But the color of one’s hair does not define one’s personality. I am sure there are some very normal, even tempered redheads out there but for some it makes the world more magical and easier if attitude and intelligence could be attached to physical characteristics.
Well, maybe not more magical, but definite easier because people could be more easily discounted or trusted in a quick glimpse.
Not that one should ever do that with a ginger. They have bad tempers, you know.