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Exotic Redheads: Offensive?

Exotic Redheads: Offensive?
Growing up outside of Milwaukee, in a town with mostly descendants of German immigrants and then later attending school with mostly Scandinavian descendants, I stood out with my red hair but not overly so. I shared my paleness and blue eyes with at least half of the population. My best friends always had blonde hair,... Read more »

Craigslist Creepers: Men Who Prefer Dyed Red Hair

Craigslist Creepers: Men Who Prefer Dyed Red Hair
I got a notification in my Google Alerts for redheads for this Craiglist ad. Apparently, the man prefers dyed redheads over natural redheads. Isn’t that odd? Anyone else heard of this?

Ginger Phile No. 29

Ginger Phile No. 29
Last spring/summer, I dated a man who seemed to think I was the one. I was skeptical of his advances but agreed that something about us together just seemed right. We felt really comfortable with each other. He was sweet and nerdy and cute but not too nerdy. We laughed at the same things. We... Read more »
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Solange Understands Gingers

Solange Understands Gingers
At the urging of the in crowd (channeled to me through glossy magazine interviews), I started listening to Solange, Beyonce’s baby sister. I had resisted in the past because, well, I don’t care all that much for Beyonce. I know somebody’s probably going to try to find out where I live and cut my vagina... Read more »

Redhead Bullying

Redhead Bullying
Last night, feeling pretty fresh about yesterday’s National Love Your Red Hair Day blog post, I am minding my own fucking business, taking the Ashland bus down to meet some friends to play Whirlyball, and I hear some dude making random comments. I don’t understand what he was saying, and I have a feeling he’s talking... Read more »

Redheads Dating Other Redheads

Redheads Dating Other Redheads
Apparently fear of a ginger’s wrath is real, because the guy I was seeing (not ginger) … broke up with me. Via text message. He always teased me for being a vampire, but I think his jokes were a crutch for his fear of my fangs. And he was right to be afraid. Very afraid.... Read more »
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Redhead Dating Review

Redhead Dating Review
Lately, I’ve been wondering if it’s smarter and easier to just date another ginger so that I don’t have to worry about being checked off a bro’s “list”. Or possibly even worse, liked for my supposed “feisty” personality. Enter: RedheadDates.com. Or so I thought. Until I opened my account, and all of the messages I... Read more »

On Being Different, Part 2

On Being Different, Part 2
I’m lucky to have been born a redhead with an unmanageable mop of curls. Because of the red hair, I’m used to standing out, being different. Because of the frizz, I’m used to life not being polished. Have to be resourceful and work for what I want in life (defined curls). Over the past few... Read more »

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 »
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Fourth of July Redheads

Fourth of July Redheads
Red hair, white skin and blue eyes for those of us cursed to have the most unique hair/eye color combo in the world; what could be more patriotic? A few years ago, I wore purple or another redhead-friendly but not America-friendly color on the Fourth of July, and I was yelled at for being unpatriotic.... 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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    • If it makes you feel any better, almost all of my girlfriends have a thing for redheaded men. Also, that…
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      I got bullied for my hair a bit. called Opie or Ronald Mcdonald. There was a rumor that was started…
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      The stereotype for redhead guys is much different. Nerdy, weak, moody, argumentative. I hate it. I am it.
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