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17 Things Only Redheads Will Understand - Cosmopolitan

17 Things Only Redheads Will Understand - Cosmopolitan | Ginger | Scoop.it
17 Things Only Redheads Will Understand
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(If you are, please refer to this list of pale people problems. Definitely related.) 2. ... And then the bubbling skin and the blistering and peeling and ew.
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This article lists seventeen things that only redheads would understand. Most of the points are very accurate, at least from my own personal experience. This is important for my overall project because it shows distinctions between gingers and people with other hair color.  While I understand that there are articles such as seventeen things only blondes will understand, this article points out things that others ask redheads that are frustrating, embarrassing, and rude. 

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'Kick a Ginger Kid Day' leads to attacks on schoolchildren - Telegraph

'Kick a Ginger Kid Day' leads to attacks on schoolchildren  - Telegraph | Ginger | Scoop.it
Secondary school pupils were left battered and bruised after an unofficial ‘Kick a Ginger Kid Day’.
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This article discusses the actual issue of children getting kicked on "Natural Kick a Ginger Day." Children were being singled out because of their hair color and how it was different from other children. They were being discriminated against.  This article shows that even children are being subjected to be discriminatory against someone who is different. Supposedly the idea arose from an episode of South Park.  

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South Park:

South Park: | Ginger | Scoop.it
A South Park episode bursting with potent ideas covers them up with distracting fart jokes.
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This is a television rating of a South Park episode called "Ginger Cow."  The episode received a B+ for its plot and funny moments.  In the episode we are introduced to a cow with red hair and spots, hence the name ginger cow. Many religious texts say "The Red Heifer means the end of times." The religious leaders decide that the killing of the cow should actually bring peace. So how does this part of the episode relate to my project? This is yet another site that portrays gingers negatively. 

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The science behind anti-redhead prejudice

The science behind anti-redhead prejudice | Ginger | Scoop.it
Studies show that people are less likely to make a move on a redheaded girl or accept the advances of a redheaded guy. Why?
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"The science behind anti-redhead prejudice" takes a look at why many people are not attracted to gingers.  Studies show that complexion, freckles, recessive genes, and mixtures of all three contribute to a person's perceived attraction level. Because gingers have red hair, which is recessive, a very light complexion, and freckles, they are seen as less attractive by others.  "Attractive gingers" typically don't have freckles and have a darker complexion. This article shows that people are prejudice to gingers because of their unique appearance. 

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gingerproblems.com

Are you a ginger or ginger lover?
Check out our selection of #ginger threads on http://t.co/OLwmi0vM3o http://t.co/pVklMLiY6J
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How can we describe all the ginger problems that red heads face on a daily basis? By creating a twitter page naturally. Gingerproblems.com sells apparel about being a ginger with shirts that say RedHairDontCare and GingerProblems. Gingerproblems.com also has a twitter page that describes problems that gingers face and ending the tweet with #GingerProblems. Sometimes they will tweet small victories gingers have and end the tweet with #GingerSolutions.

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Where is Red Hair Most Popular? - My Red Hair

Where is Red Hair Most Popular? - My Red Hair | Ginger | Scoop.it
We all know that red hair is a rarity among hair colors, but as a redhead you might be curious as to where red hair is popular. Read on...
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Scotland has the highest percentages of people with red hair. Thirteen percent of their population is 'ginger.' Ireland is next with ten percent. The United States with anywhere from 2-6% being classified as red headed. What's crazy is that a country is thought to have a lot of red heads with only ten percent of their population being ginger. The whole point of www.myredhair.com is to bring together redheads because there are so few of us out there. 

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Kick A Ginger Day.com - News/Info and Ginger T-shirts!

Kick A Ginger Day.com - News/Info and Ginger T-shirts! | Ginger | Scoop.it
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This site talks about what Kick a Ginger Day is and where it originated.  While the site jokes about the issue and says that no one should go "kick a ginger," it is actually a bit racist towards gingers. This site points out that gingers are a minority and even goes as far to say that gingers don't have souls. This site is essentially a bully.  It is important for my project because it is evidence for how cruel people can be towards gingers just for having a unique hair color that many people don't have. 

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Makeup for Redheads: The Go-To Guide

Makeup for Redheads: The Go-To Guide | Ginger | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, the big brands do not target redheads, but there are many products on the market fit for fair, sensitive skin and complementary to red hair. The trick is finding which is best....
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"Makeup for Redheads: The Go-To Guide" gives makeup advice to girls with red hair. The article states that many makeup industries make products for brunettes and blondes but not redheads.  In this article are products that will enhance the natural beauty a redhead has and not mask things such as pale skin or freckles.  This article is important to my project because it talks about how redheads are beautiful just how they are. 

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Connection between Red Hair and Melanoma Risk

Connection between Red Hair and Melanoma Risk | Ginger | Scoop.it
Why do redheads have a higher risk of developing melanoma? It seems the gene that causes red hair and light skin lacks a tumor suppressor function.
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Many redheads have a mutated MC1R gene. This gene is responsible for producing a protein that darkens skin when it comes in contact with UV light.  Due to the mutation, gingers don't produce the protein fast enough. This is why redheads have difficulty getting pale.  The MC1R gene also interacts with the PTEN gene which is a tumor suppressor gene. In redheads though, these genes do not interact quickly causing cancerous cells to replicate. This article is useful to my project because it shows one of the many struggles of having red hair and pale skin. It gives insight perhaps into why people do not want to be a ginger or have a child with red hair.

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Hair we go! Only redheads allowed on a special plane commissioned for gingers

Hair we go! Only redheads allowed on a special plane commissioned for gingers | Ginger | Scoop.it
A rusty-haired pilot and cabin crew are joining a special redhead-filled Flybe plane to fly to Amsterdam for the Netherlands' annual Redhead Day Festival.
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This article discusses people who are proud of their hair.  A flight of all natural redheads will travel from Scotland to Amsterdam for the annual Redhead Day Festival. The point of the flight is to praise people with red hair.  This article is useful to my project because it segregates redheads in a way. By only letting redheads on a plane, a superiority is felt.  

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Secret army of red heads: Research reveals there are 20MILLION red hair gene ... - Daily Mail

Secret army of red heads: Research reveals there are 20MILLION red hair gene ... - Daily Mail | Ginger | Scoop.it
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Secret army of red heads: Research reveals there are 20MILLION red hair gene ...
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They suffer a lot of stick for their unusual hair colouring, with hurtful taunts of 'Ginger!' resonating around playgrounds across the country.
Maddie Rumon's insight:

This article doesn't look at the lone few that have red hair. It looks at the carriers of red hair. Red hair is a recessive gene so both parents need to carry said gene for their child to sport red locks. Much of UK's population is actually a carrier for the red hair gene. Much to the disbelief of the rumor that the ginger gene will 'die out' in fifty years, this new research reveals that red hair will be around for years to come. 

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