Judging by all the posts about Prince Hot Ginge we publish, you might have figured out by now that I have a
little huge thing for gingers. You can imagine my unbridled glee upon the discovery of “I Collect Gingers,” a photoseries by photographer Anthea Pokroy. She’s fascinated by these naturally gorgeous, rare genetic specimens, too! To date, Pokroy has photographed 505 redheads so far and is even raising money to publish the world’s weirdest coffee table book. Well, weird to other people. [Laughing Squid]
Redheads! They’re so different! So special, so rare! And the same recessive genes that give them their ginger locks also cause them to feel pain in a different way than the rest of us. A study done at Aalborg University in Denmark found that while redheads are better able to handle spicier foods, their bodies are less adept at handling a variety of other sensory experiences, such as extreme cold and dental pain. Annnnnnd gingers are also more inclined to have problems such as endometriosis and sclerosis.
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Emergency: redheads on are on brink of extinction! Gingers are already genetically rare and now nature, that cruel mistress, has conspired to snuff out the red ones entirely. Everyone and anyone who was teased by being called “carrot top” in elementary school needs to band together for the propagation of the redheaded race. And that means you, too, gay redheads. Now is not the time for this homosexual stuff. [YouTube via Queerty] Keep reading »
“Gossip Girl”‘s resident dumb blonde Blake Lively is blonde no more! She’s been busy as the face of Chanel and such, flitting from stylish event to stylish event. At last night’s Time 100 party celebrating the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Lively debuted her new red locks. What do you think? Should she get back to bleaching or are you into the ginger thing? Keep reading »
If you’re looking to make more money at your job in 2011, you might want to think about coloring your hair. What does your hair color have to do with your income? Well, when it comes to women, more than you’d think. Find of which shade makes the most dough.
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OK, this is just absurd: Nicole Nagington, a 12-year-old resident of Telford, England, admits that she’s used to being teased for having red hair. But this school year, the bullying escalated to the point where the girl, who also wears a hearing aid, was forced to drop out of school and be tutored at home. A gang of girls not only physically and mentally tormented her on a regular basis, but they have sent her a total of seven death threats, all because of the color of her hair. The distraught girl even dyed it blond in an attempt to escape the harassment, to which these lovely young ladies responded via a note: “You’re still a ginger b****. All gingers should die.” Where do kids get these crazy ideas? And how is there no law that prohibits this kind of torture? We wish these terrifying girl-on-girl bullying stories would end. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Yesterday, the internet was aflutter with news that blondes are more determined, likely to go to war, and feel more entitled than redheads and brunettes. This news, however, was kind of wrong. It turns out that the researcher credited with the findings has never conducted a study that proves anything. Instead, Aaron Sell says his University of California study on anger found that women who consider themselves pretty and stronger than men tend to feel more entitled, regardless of their hair color. [Gawker] Keep reading »
Hey, remember the other day when I posted about that Christmas card that was pulled from the shelves at stores in England because a few redheads found it offensive? Well, Jane Asher, an English actress who once dated Paul McCartney for five years in the ’60s and inspired many of his songs with the Beatles, wrote a hilarious essay for the UK’s Daily Mail today discussing the plight of the redhead. She writes:
“Those of you lesser mortals, with so-called ‘ordinary’ or ‘normal’ hair colouring, have no idea of the torments and prejudice that we of the redhead gene have to undergo on a regular basis.”
What are some of those torments and prejudices, you might ask? Well, for one thing, says Asher, “On a list of factors that put off potential employers, red hair comes alarmingly high on the list.” Keep reading »
Three thousand natural redheads recently made a pilgrimage to the Dutch city of Breda to celebrate ginger-colored hair. Not one onlooker yelled “firecrotch” for fear of a massive beatdown. Meanwhile, due to her recent blond shenanigans, Lindsay Lohan
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A reader wrote in asking me why most men are “fascinated” with redheads. In this instance, I think “fascinated” is a nice way of saying “obsessed.” She admitted to being a redhead, and, therefore, the object of such ardor. She’s asked these men why they are so drawn to the crimson-haired, and the best she ever got out of them was “Redheads iz just hawt, yo!” This is true, but it is not the whole truth. Keep reading »