Err, because we’re gingers laddie

Why is discrimination against people with red hair, or “gingerism”, still seen as an acceptable form of prejudice?

20 thoughts on “Err, because we’re gingers laddie”

  1. 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.

  2. Should point out that that was not the only reason for marrying her, would probably not have lasted 35 years if it was.

  3. 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.

  4. The Meissen Bison

    I’m guilty of seasonal gingerism when gingers have been left out in the sun too long.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. The Inimitable Steve

    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?

  8. The Inimitable Steve

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. “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?

  11. 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.

  12. Bloke in Costa Rica

    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.

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