Err, because we’re gingers laddieMay 11, 2016 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself20 CommentsWhy is discrimination against people with red hair, or “gingerism”, still seen as an acceptable form of prejudice? previousNot quite Guardian, not quitenextNon party political 20 thoughts on “Err, because we’re gingers laddie” Ralph Musgrave May 11, 2016 at 8:11 am With a view to giving the local police something to do (viz: arrest me), I hereby declare I am in favor of gingerism. Henry Crun May 11, 2016 at 8:23 am I identify as transginger. DocBud May 11, 2016 at 8:28 am I’m in favour of shooting people who cannot spell favour correctly. A redheaded woman is likely to be discriminated against in her favour by me, when it comes to women, I’m very much a redheadophile. For blokes, I don’t care about the colour of their hair or if they don’t have any. There are far more rational things to form the basis of discrimination, e.g. stinkingcommiebastardism. bloke in spain May 11, 2016 at 8:56 am Do you insist on matching collar & cuffs, Doc? (Asking for a friend?) DocBud May 11, 2016 at 9:06 am Absodamnlutely, BiS, has to be the genuine article, which the wife, I’m happy to say, is. DocBud May 11, 2016 at 9:08 am Should point out that that was not the only reason for marrying her, would probably not have lasted 35 years if it was. Andrew M May 11, 2016 at 9:15 am Yes, builders like to shout: “Oi love, do the collars and cuffs match?” But there’s scant evidence that gingers suffer prejudice in employment, in the media, in fashion, etc. There’s no glass ceiling, no blackballing at the private members club, and if anything gingers are more common in modelling. If you’re a ginger and your boss hurls abuse at you, it’s probably just because you’re a dick. The Meissen Bison May 11, 2016 at 9:27 am I’m guilty of seasonal gingerism when gingers have been left out in the sun too long. Andy H May 11, 2016 at 10:18 am I make the odd ginger comment. But then get clipped round the ear by my (ginger) wife. You’d think I’d learn. But it seems not. Mr Ecks May 11, 2016 at 10:25 am A new low even for the in-house newspaper of evil and insanity. AlexM May 11, 2016 at 10:33 am Ooh goody. Does this make me a member of a racial minority? Where do I go to cash my chips? bloke in france May 11, 2016 at 10:48 am Major Tim Peake is a ginger, and you can’t get much more high flaying than that. In fact he was selected because he’s a ginger. They get more osteoporosis or something. The Inimitable Steve May 11, 2016 at 11:47 am Tim, you know how motorcyclists give each other a friendly nod when they pass on the road? Do gingers do the same? And is there a hierarchy of gingers? Is Prince Harry your leader? The Inimitable Steve May 11, 2016 at 11:58 am Redheads such as Edward Watson, the Royal Ballet dancer, are still often a target for unthinking taunts. Wait… so he’s a male ballet dancer, and gets bullied… for being ginger? This country is going to the dogs. Roue le Jour May 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm I once heard someone tell a ginger that we had a test for it now so the pregnancy could be terminated. But it’s OK, because gingers are white. Rob May 11, 2016 at 12:10 pm “Why is discrimination against people with red hair, or “gingerism”, still seen as an acceptable form of prejudice?” Why has yet another whinging article been written about this? KrakowJosh May 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm TiS – “Tim, you know how motorcyclists give each other a friendly nod when they pass on the road? Do gingers do the same?” As a, er, cisginger, I can say categorically not. Social Justice Warrior May 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm Unusually enough, I agree with Dr Bud. About red-headed women that is; I have no strong objection to transatlantic orthography. Andrew Duffin May 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm Three cheers for the red-headed league! (pretty girls particularly, of course) Bloke in Costa Rica May 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm Did you hear about the ginger who went soul-searching and never came back? Etc., etc…. It’s the daywalkers you have to be careful of. They’re sneaky. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.