Russell Means Red

Russell Means Red
As a gift for my mom’s first post-retirement birthday, my brother and I chipped in on a membership to Ancestry.com. She’s been blabbing on and on about wanting to do genealogy, but I think she needed a kick in the butt to start acting on it. And that’s what I, as the proverbial redheaded (non... Read more »

We Are the One Percent!

We Are the One Percent!
Did you know that red hair and blue eyes are the rarest hair/eye color combination? WE ARE THE ONE PERCENT! (Side note: I’m surprised it’s not red hair/green eyes. Either way, I’m quite proud of my exoticness.)

Disney Redheads Multiplying

Disney Redheads Multiplying
If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that a vital issue in gingerism is our depiction in the media. Most movies and TV shows feature a blonde or brunette as the leading female, with the exception of certain films that require fierce character development (ie Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”). Media often portrays... Read more »
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Shaun White: Hot or Not?

Shaun White: Hot or Not?
Recently, two separate groups of my girlfriends (one from high school and one from post-college Chicago) admitted to me that they are in love with redheads. “They’re just so unique,” my typically straight-edged friend M said. So when we started watching the Olympics, of course my too-horny-and-too-single-to-be-taking-full-advantage-of-their-20s friends got into a heated argument about snowboarder... Read more »

Harry Potter Ginger Love

Harry Potter Ginger Love
J.K. Rowling let the world know that she regrets putting Ron and Hermione together in the Harry Potter series and that Hermione and Harry should actually be together. She also admits that in real life, Hermione and Ron would need relationship counseling. To this I have to say: THAT’S REDIST! Can’t we give the kid... Read more »

On Woody Allen Abuse & Victim Shaming

On Woody Allen Abuse & Victim Shaming
If you read one thing today, make it this. Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow’s daughter, publicly spoke out in an open letter for the first time about allegedly being sexually assaulted by Woody Allen when she was seven. (For relevance to this blog, Dylan Farrow is a beautiful redhead.) The essay tugs at the heartstrings, to... Read more »
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Craiglist Creepers: Redheaded Muse Edition

Craiglist Creepers: Redheaded Muse Edition
Every once in a while, I like to troll Craigslist to see if I can pick up any odd gigs just for being a redhead. It sounds stupid, and it probably is. But once in a while I’ll see an ad for redheaded extras or free ice cream for redheads or other preferential (and much... Read more »

I Have a Nightmare

I Have a Nightmare
If you are upset that you no longer have racism to protest now that a black president is in office, and if you are looking for a new battle to movement to lead a la Nelson Mandela circa the apartheid era or Martin Luther King via the 1960s, I strongly recommend you read this semi-poem... Read more »

What Stitch Fix Sends Redheads

What Stitch Fix Sends Redheads
After reading a review of Stitch Fix by Kara Swisher in All Things Digital, I was curious about ordering one. I’ve needed new clothes for work for a while, and I hate shopping for practical things, like pants. I also haven’t quite grown out of the small town Wisconsin/intern mentality of buying everything at Target.... Read more »
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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