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I Am Ginger

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    For the first 6 years of school I was bullied

    (not just for being ginger also for being more mature and clever than most of my classmates, don't mean to sound big headed but i was mainly as i am an only child and spent time with a lot of clever adults) the names and exclusion was fine but people beat me up as i was weaker...
    MattyJ1998 MattyJ1998 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2014

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    I've grown to love my red hair,

    took almost 10 years.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 24

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    Tourist Bus

    I live in Northern Ireland, and am a proud ginger.  One time in Belfast, a tourist bus was coming down the road, and it stopped between where I was standing, and the Famous Univeristy Building (that features on our banknotes)  the people on the top deck spotted me and...
    gingerman1 gingerman1 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    From A Non-ginger

    Well, to start of I am not ginger. I am not even sure if I am allowed to post here but I'll do it anyway.I have met some amazing people who happen to have natural ginger hair however there is one person in particular I must talk about. He is a journalist undergraduate who I have...
    ncfn ncfn 18-21 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    Why Ginger People Are More Sensitive To Pain?

    Recently American researcher have claimed that red-haired people are more sensitive to pain because of receptor MCR1. More at www.sopopularscience.com
    Damianno Damianno 22-25 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    As a kid I hated it, got teased a lot about it.

    As I got older I took it as a unique thing that not as many have. At some point in my life a lot of women started trying to dye their hair my color well I was born with it so i consider it beautiful :)
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    Asdfgh

    Im a ginger and i dont mind but the other half takes the **** and it kind of hurts every so often but the other thing is she is kind of ginger 2 but in denial.
    sarge1122 sarge1122 26-30 Mar 23, 2013

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    I am a ginger but no one ever knows till they

    see my faint freckles and my ginger roots
    ChandraJade ChandraJade 22-25, F Feb 11, 2014

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    Hi I am ginger and it was hard especially on

    the first day of high school but now it's so much better
    Jemimah101 Jemimah101 13-15 Jun 5

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    Hug A Ginger Day

    Has anyone ever heard of Hug a ginger day? Well I happen to be one of the very few red-heads at my school, and last year I was tackled to the ground all day by people I didn't even know, claiming it was "hug a ginger day". At first I was fine with it, but after lunch, my mood was...
    pointlessthoughts pointlessthoughts 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I have only hated my hair colour

    once when these random strangers on my flyer route took the time to get out of their house to yell across the street "ginger" and then tap on the window whenever I walked past. I made sure to wear a hood for at least a month and felt ashamed and scared to be a redhead
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm Not Ginger BUUT

    My first love was Ginger and I've been and still am very into ginger girls. That ever since I can remember! So much that I stare at them when I see one I like, I'm totally mesmerized. Bad thing is I can't ask them out because I can't muster the strength to talk to someone that...
    MystD MystD 31-35, M Oct 10, 2013

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    Ginger And Colour Blind

    I am a Ginger...and also colour blind! You can imagine how difficult it has been. Until the age of 8 I didn't even know my whole family and I were Ginger!
    stevetheginge stevetheginge 26-30 Oct 24, 2013

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    The Ginger Biscuit

    Being ginger has made me an emotionally fragile person. Kids used to bully me at school, flinging gingerbread men at me. I didn't even like gingerbread men! When I told my mum about the bullying she just laughed and said it was only a carry on. Looking back, I guess it was. But...
    Ginge83 Ginge83 22-25 1 Response Jan 31, 2009

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    Cursed Or Blessed?

    Did you know that less than 1% of the entire population has red hair? Here in the UK it is a curse! Redheads...or gingers are ridiculed relentlessly. If you ridicule homosexuals you are homophobic, if you ridicule someone of a different race you're a racist, but us redheads...
    ladedah ladedah 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    redheads easily blush

    so downside :/
    codog codog 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    Ginga Pride!

    Yes I am a Ginger...No I do not turn into a vampire when I die, No I did not steal hell fire, No my freckles don't represent the amount of souls I have stolen. No I do not blend into snow, reflect the sun or glow in the dark. Yes I do have a temper but that only shows when stupid...
    MikkD MikkD 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    sharandacrews sharandacrews 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    Hate being bright ginger,

    hate being pale, wish I had more of an auburn brown colour, and could tan without burning.
    YellowBanana030 YellowBanana030 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    So What If Im Ginger

    people say its wrong to be racist or homophobic, then why is it okay that when someone with red hair walks in a corridor at school where they are supposed to feel safe, people shout at them or whisper behind there back; why is it accepted that someone with red hair can be...
    blatrotl1 blatrotl1 13-15 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    Is it just me, or does anyone else hate people

    who are naturally ginger, then they dye their hair and still call themselves a ginger?
    rsurrett rsurrett 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm Not A Colour

    I'm light ginger with a few blond streaks in my hair, but am still labelled as a ginger. Every day for the past four years since I've been at secondary school, someone (either friends, or people I don't know that well) has made some sort of comment on my hair. I hate people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    Gingerrrrrr!

    Firstly I'd like to start with.. I'M GINGER AND I'M PROUD! There's nothing in this world, or anyone that can bring me down for the fact that I am ginger. Now, I was born ginger, I was a fat little baby and family used to call me the round wotsit. And if you don't know what a...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Gingerism!

    Gingerism is currently the leading racism in America according to the BBC. I think its important that the Gingers ban together and form a coalition to lobby the government for more giner friendly programs. Im thinking Ginger welfare, Ginger Scholarships, Ginger Presidents. Thw...
    GingPride GingPride 18-21 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    only fake ginger (it's from a bottle)

    but I LOVE being a redhead, I get so much more attention now than I ever did as a brunette 🙌
    LadyinGray LadyinGray 22-25, F 15 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I am Ginger and proud to be one.

    For those of you who don't like gingers and enjoy the bullying of a red head, you can all STFU! I read the negative posts on sites like this and it make my blood boil, that fact people are bullied for having ginger hair, I was never bullied as a child as I was a rather...
    BankofDad BankofDad 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I Dye My Hair Ginger.

    I actually have ginger hair but I have dyed my hair since I was 11. I have been pretty much every colour under the sun. Now I dye it ginger. When I was younger I hated my natural hair colour, my nana would always say I was strawberry blonde to make me feel better. I haven't...
    88aam88 88aam88 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    Kissed By Fire I like the idea

    that Ginger people are 'Kissed by Fire' as George R. R. Martin described them. I am ginger and proud! I like the association with fire, passion, and feistiness!! I used to get such a hard time for being a red head, especially at school. And even now people do tend to think...
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    rileyolsen123 rileyolsen123 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Being Ginger By George Gurney

    Ah i'm so fed upppp..I literally can't be bothered with life.. It's like my heads on fire non stop:( people are SO MEAN to me. I've picked up the habbit of crossing my legs just to take the attention away from my hair. Life literally sucks:(. I know this is personal, but do any...
    iamgeorgegurney iamgeorgegurney 18-21 5 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Eye Be Eyrish

    So, I'm Irish English, and I love my heritage. So full of history. I proudly rock my great, great, great, great grandmother's Irish ring-thingo. It's awesome that my family is so greatly embedded in viking history too. How badass is that? But then there's being ginger. I've...
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    I'm Ginger

    I dont mind being a ginger. infact i like the nick name ginge. but when other people take it crumble it up and push it in the trash then i do mind. 2 of my friends are gingers to. we have last bell together and were talking about it one day. it was funny because all of us did...
    Lolspark43 Lolspark43 13-15, F Jan 1, 2013

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    I Am Ginger

    Life is hard Hard
    Jan 21, 2013

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    there also the part where the old ladies stop

    you in the grocery store to tell u a story of another redhead or the hair use to be red an how the love it
    codog codog 18-21, M Jun 9

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    We Are The Most Rare And Precious. We Should Be Celebrated!!

    Did you know only 1% to 2% of the human population has red hair? Red hair is caused by a rare recessive gene, the expression of which can skip generations. Although you are more likely to have red hair if you live in the northwest of Europe (especially Britain and Ireland...
    secretflame secretflame 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way.

    Hey, i just joined and thought i would share, a bit, of my story as well. I am "true" ginger with flaming red hair, freckles (even in the more private areas), the whitest skin etc. Though this is generally the recipe for a hard time growing up (in school and stuff) this haven't...
    Hoejland Hoejland 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    I am ginger, i used to hate it,

    but now i couldnt imagine not being ginger. I used to get made fun of for it but as soon as i began to own it i started to love it! Being someone that feels that they are in no way unique; it is comforting to have physical evidence that i am in some way. Embrace your...
    ThatguyCanada ThatguyCanada 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    More On The Rarity Of It All...we Are So Cool!

    This from Wikipedia's 'Red hair' page: Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in humans. The pale skin associated with red hair may have been advantageous in far-northern climates where sunlight is scarce. Studies by Bodmer and Cavalli-Sforza (1976) hypothesized that lighter...
    secretflame secretflame 31-35, F Jul 18, 2011

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    And Proud!..........well Now Anyway

    i was always bullied for being ginger i hated my hair, constantly dying my hair diff colours, sometimes with awful results lol, but the older ive gotten the more i like the colour of my hair i dont give a crap if other people dont like it. I happen to think its a nice colour...
    sammy120 sammy120 22-25, F 5 Responses May 7, 2008

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    The Double Curse

    I'm ginger and gay! That gets me all sorts of teasing and ribbing that to be honest I largely ignore, even if it is hurtful and upsetting. Luckily my boss is also ginger so I'm not alone in suffering the teasing. However there is often talk of us as being brothers!
    ben1815 ben1815 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    red tuna. cant get enough. extremely fond of sashimi and wasabi too. mmm ginger. i use them w/ all sorts of foods.
    spinsterC spinsterC 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Smoked St. Louis style spare ribs. Stir fried veggies in a ginger sauce, and naan bread. I was mixing up the ethnic thing.
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