"While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats." Mark Twain

Month: April, 2012

The X-Men were named for the “X” in “Charles Xavier.” Since I am Ginger, you will be my “G-Men.”

Aside from the connotations of being ‘ginger’ the denotations are far more complex, essentially the hair colour is a mutation and therefore a recessive gene, as to why those who do have the hair colour are normally referenced to as ‘diseased’. It is believed my the masses that the hair colour will eventually die out because of its inability to compete against the dominant hair colours. The hegemonic view on the colour is that people are less likely to procreate with another ginger and therefore through selection the gene will die out or that because the gene is recessive that eventually the colour will die out. However this is a myth the colour has been promiante since the Viking era and will continue to survive for many years yet to come. In fact some research suggests that the hair colour may even date back to the era of the Neanderthals which means that perhaps the colour is in fact something hwich has been around for much longer than anticipated by society and therefore something which should not be mocked because of its ability to stand the test of time.

The Ginger Gene Revealed


Man I Feel Like A Woman.

Aside from the division of class, the term ‘ginger’ is applied differently depending on gender. Typically the term ‘ginger‘  is a male-attributed phrase whereas the term ‘red-head’ is typically female. Usually a woman with red-hair is referred to in a positive light as the term ‘red head’ generally is regarded to mean attractive or striking, however the same connotation is not applied to men.


 The collection of redheads above vary and it is fair to comment that the female gender is more attractive from these images. These images are taken from a Google search of ‘redheads’ it is clear that ‘ginger’ women are thought of as more attractive than ‘ginger’ men. Decisively, I would agree and although I am ginger myself I don’t see the appeal of celebrities such as Ed Sheeran and Rupert Grint. Personally I think feel that these two particular men are not attrative. Whereas actresses such as Isla Fisher are in my eyes beautiful. However many women are beginning to find ‘ginger’ men more and more attractive as they come into the limelight through media exposure, the images which we are now shown in magazines ect. actually promote the hair colour and is slowly shifting into a positive light. Perhaps the issues which I experienced are now a thing of the past and as society re-educates itself it will move away from previous negative connotations.

Its a poor person thing.

In a European community where the populous have mainly brown or blonde hair the connotations of the ”ginger gene” have been greatly misconstrued. In adolescence perhaps being ”ginger” is something which resides in playground taunts however as society changes rapidly and ginger celebrities are coming to the forefront of fame being ”ginger” is an issue which doesn’t seem to have the same prevalence as before. Famous singers such as Ed Sheeran, comedians such as Tim Minchin and actresses’ such as Cristina Hendricks have all moved towards making being ”ginger” socially acceptable however aside from the rich and famous those who are termed ‘low class’ seem to continue to find faults in a red heads appearance. Perhaps this class of people continue to mock the hair colour because of their own self-image or self confidence however the reasoning behind the taunts are not known entirely.

The family shown in this video clip of BBC News reside in Newcastle which is predominantly north of the UK wealth divide, living in what is largely regarded as the poor region of Britain it is not surprising that this family have been tormented on the basis of hair colour.

The link above discusses issues which the hair colour may in tale after reporting the incident regarding the family.