Posts tagged "redism"

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 »

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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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 »

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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Redism: Letter to the Editor

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

The Redhead Dictionary

The Redhead Dictionary
It’s come to my attention that several people have no idea wtf I’m talking about when I call people daywalkers. So here are a few key words in the ginger lexicon important to the redhead diaspora: ginger: redhead. Does not have soul daywalker: redhead who doesn’t have any freckles and can tan ginger phile: men... Read more »

Red is the New Black

Red is the New Black
Contrary to popular belief, the largest concentration of redheads does not exist in Ireland, but actually in Scotland. I know they’re pretty much the same place but tell that to one of them and they will go all fiesty ginger on you, even the non-ginger ones. Since ginger is the new n-word, a bunch of... Read more »
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Why You Shouldn't Mess With Redheads

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Buzzfeed created this insanely awesome video that had me going, “Why didn’t I think of doing that?” Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the video: “Do you have the rarest hair color in the world. Probably not!” “I guess we just don’t go down as easily as the rest of the world.”... 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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