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 »
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 »
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?
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
View The Ginger Philes Letter to the Editor of Hobo Pancakes — and its response — here.