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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 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 »

Take Windchill Warnings Seriously

Take Windchill Warnings Seriously
If there is a windchill advisory & you are trying to decide whether to take an Uber or walk 1.5 miles even though you don’t have the appropriate clothing with you: -Do not convince yourself that most Chicagoans are wimps and unlike them, you can handle the weather. -Do not tell yourself you must be... Read more »
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Israeli Redheads

Israeli Redheads
As many of you know, I am obsessed with Israel. Ever since I was young, I wanted to travel there. I really wanted to study abroad there, but that’s probably not the safest country for study abroad. Especially since the Gaza War (when Hamas overtook the Gaza Strip) occurred during my junior year…prime study abroad... Read more »

Viking Redheads

On seeing Viking ships in Norway: “Gazing up at the prow of one of these sleek, time-stained vessels, you can almost hear the screams and smell the armpits of those redheads on the rampage.” (From Rick Steve’s Snapshot Norway) Add your email address to subscribe to The Ginger Philes, if you dare:

Craiglist Creepers: Jobs for Redheads Edition

Craiglist Creepers: Jobs for Redheads Edition
Every once in a while, I’ll search Craigslist classifieds to see if I can feel better about having gingervitis by making money off it. I search the “Gigs” section for “redhead”. (If I’m feeling lonely or in need of a good laugh or in need of seeing pictures of a stranger’s penis, then I search... Read more »
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New York Post Interviews The Ginger Philes!

New York Post Interviews The Ginger Philes!
So I’ve been struck with the plague so many Chicagoans are currently facing (the common cold) but in case you haven’t seen it already, The Ginger Philes was interviewed by the New York Post! The story is about how redheads are more prone to melanoma (duh!) but here’s the shocker: we are more prone to... 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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