Posts in category "Redism"

On Being Different

On Being Different
I am unique. And not in the “I’m a Millennial, look at me!” way. Instead, I am statistically unique: 2 Percent: I have the rarest hair color in the world: red. 1 Percent: Even rarer, I have the rarest hair/eye combination in the world: red/blue. 1 Percent: I have the rarest personality type in the... Read more »

A Homeland for Gingers

A Homeland for Gingers
I’m currently reading “My Life” by Golda Meir. Without reading a certain other book by the same title, I can tell you this one is far more thrilling. If you don’t know who she is, Meir is the former prime minister of Israel, and she helped to turn it into a state. Regardless of your... Read more »

Ginger Blindness

Ginger Blindness
As a redhead, I get a lot of people telling me they think they know me from somewhere. I also get a lot of people telling me I remind them of famous redheads, anyone from Marcia Cross to Carrottop. People I look nothing alike. I know this, because according to a Buzzfeed quiz, the celebrity... Read more »
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Don't Call Me Ginger

Don't Call Me Ginger
My coworkers were discussing an Irishman whose name was James but went by Ginger and got mad if you called him anything else. What is wrong with this picture? And why did everyone turn to stare at me?

Sober Lindsay Lohan

Once upon a time, a leading lady existed who both had red hair and acting talent. Unlike the gingers of today, she was not pigeonholed into stereotypical ginger roles like Isla Fisher (crazy), Jessica Chastain (intense independent who would be the lead in a romcom) or sexpot (Joan from Mad Men). That leading lady is... Read more »

The Redheaded Stepchild

The Redheaded Stepchild
The other day, a fake redheaded daywalker said, “You know, we’re like the redheaded stepchild, and since I’m a redhead y’know, I know what that’s all about.” If she really knew what that’s all about, she would’ve realized that I, the only true redhead in the room, was about to go all ginja on her... Read more »
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On Being Ginger in Israel

On Being Ginger in Israel
Yesterday, I called attention to an Israeli redhead photography project. Today, I would like to tell you the things that happened to me as a redhead in Israel: 1. I won the title of “Most Ginger” in my Birthright group. 2. A group of guys who saw me in a swimsuit said to me, “Why... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »
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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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