22 posts tagged redhair
You know all about sunscreen, and you’ve had someone ask if the carpet matches the drapes.
I’M WEARING SUNSCREEN RIGHT NOW.
I recently saw the following headline: Taylor Swift Would Date a Ginger Man.
My initial thought was, “What did you say, bitch?” and I’ll tell you why.
She told Monsters & Critics the following: “I like people with red hair. I would do a ginger. I like Rupert Grint, the guy from the Harry Potter films.”
It’s shocking to me for a few reasons. The first, and perhaps most obvious, being the fact that she “would do” anyone. Seems like something I’d say, when sucking back a scotch on the rocks and Google imaging Magic Mike photos.
The second, and most important thing, being that she would think it’s okay to say something like that. “I like people with red hair. I would do a ginger.”
The thing that strikes me is…WHY is that even a thing to say? “I would do a ginger.” It’s not like she’d say, “I’d do a brunette,” or “I’d do a black person.”
It’s as if having sex with a person who has red hair is taboo, and she’s putting it out there. Like, “You know what I’d do that’s crazy? A ginger.”
What? Excuse me?
Don’t get me wrong, I love glorifying redhead men. I think they are extremely attractive and should be featured in leading male roles both onscreen and in everyone’s personal lives.
But when you go on record, as a celebrity, and say, “I would do a ginger,” it’s not okay. You’re not being edgy. You’re not being cute. And, personally, as a redhead, I find it offensive.
I can tell that what she said was innocuous, in her mind. But there’s also another part of it that feels like what she thought she was doing was giving red haired men the world over a solid.
Unfortunately, that’s not what this is. Paul Thomas Anderson saying, “I have a natural attraction to redheads,” is doing us a solid. Because in that sense, he’s treating it as normally as you would if you asked for someone’s preference.
But when you say, “I would do a ginger,” you’re not some big hero. Saying, “Guess what? I’d do one. I’d do that kid from Harry Potter, for example,” is not treating redheads as if they’re equals. It’s saying that we are different. Different enough that most people would not “do” them, but you would. It’s telling your fans that we’re a separate people, and that in no way is a message that I want to be put out there.
This could be a hyper-sensitive redhead diatribe, but maybe this is also one example in many of why things like Kick-a-Ginger day even exist. Because when you reinforce the idea that a group of people are an acquired taste, it doesn’t lead to inclusion, it leads to exclusion.
What do you all think? Am I just another hot headed redhead or do you hear what I’m saying?
Behold, a YA novel calledRED, about a town where it’s only cool to have ginger locks:
Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power—and everybody knows it. That’s why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:
I know your secret.
Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she’d be a social outcast faster than she could say “strawberry blond.” …But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?
We want to move to Scarletville!
I hope this novel predicts the world’s future toward an entirely redhead society. <3 all you non-gingers too, though!!!
- Grant Mc Cracken (via jumponagingerplight)
Thank Ginger It’s Friday.
Brought to you by Jessica Chastain.
As a redheaded science journalist, I hear this “fact” a lot. Reality is, though, we aren’t going anywhere. Yes, as Cara Santa Maria points out at Huffington Post, redheads represent only about 1% of the world’s population. And this hair color is related to a recessive…
Hear that? We aren’t going anywhere! Ginger lovers, rejoice!
Oh, hell no!
This bitch is going down.
Oh shit! The redhead uprising is upon us.
We’re coming for you, non gingers.
Welcome to our blog, Oh Shit! I’m A Ginger.
After many sleepless nights consisting of weeping and binge eating, we—Tom DeTrinis and Erin La Rosa—have finally accepted the undeniable truth: We are REDHEADS.
Now that the awkward stages have passed, it’s time for us to explore what it means to be of the ginger persuasion.
Maybe you’re a redhead too, or a ginger lover, or someone who once watched The Little Mermaid as a child.
Either way, send us your comments, questions, and love letters because we’re excited to talk all things redhead with you!
xoxo, Tom and Erin
Check out my new redhead project with my good friend Tom! We’ll be talking about all things redhead, so if you’re a ginger (or a ginger lover) please REBLOG and follow Oh Shit! I’m a Ginger