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Do you have red hair? Do you know someone hit with the ginger stick? Tell us your story.

(, Thu 25 Feb 2010, 12:54)
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Wish tweren't but tis
Anti-ginger sentiment is far from benign, twinkled-eyed camaraderie. The tired downplay/'get a sense of humour' angle is easy to take if you've not been on the receiving end for your entire life. It's prejudice, and although 'prejudice' sounds distinctly like melodrama, while my hair colour has never lost me a job interview, it has gotten me beaten up and abused at length by a complete stranger without provocation. Difficult to classify it as anything else.

I've lived abroad for over 7 years and never once had so much as a snide comment. I doubt it went 7 weeks between some fat-tounged cretin (barely) managing to string a couple of derogatory syllables together at my expense. That kind of malicious undertone tends to impede people's ability to see the 'funny side' after a few years.
(, Sun 28 Feb 2010, 14:05, 8 replies)
Stop your whining copperbollocks

(, Sun 28 Feb 2010, 15:44, closed)
You might as well develop a sense of humor about your natural born condition. I'm sure that Wicca'd Witch can tell us all about how much she loves to hear fat jokes all the time.
(, Sun 28 Feb 2010, 16:23, closed)
What if she can?
Would it prove that two wrongs make a right?

"it has gotten me beaten up and abused at length by a complete stranger without provocation" - would you care to point out why that is humorous?
(, Sun 28 Feb 2010, 16:28, closed)
My point is
that people should stop making light of this. Bullying in any form is ugly, and bullying someone solely on the basis of hair color is especially bizarre. And it seems to be something that's pretty much exclusive to the UK.
(, Sun 28 Feb 2010, 16:59, closed)
Sorry, misread your post
I thought you were suggesting the OP lacked a sense of humour. Agree with your sentiments totally
(, Sun 28 Feb 2010, 17:22, closed)
Yeah, forgot to close the sarcasm tag. Sorry 'bout that.

(, Sun 28 Feb 2010, 17:47, closed)
It is a challenge to 'laugh it off' while bleeding onto the pavement, I must admit.
(, Mon 1 Mar 2010, 9:00, closed)
Dear oh dear
My balls don't have the capacity to whine, my grammatically challenged friend, although if they did they might instead choose a phrase along the lines of 'fuck off, you witless cunt'. Considering it's usually strangers shouting bollocks at me, it's a shame it isn't so.

As an aside, though, the concept is superb - imagine a talking testicle!


But whatamasayn? You don't need to imagine any such thing - you're already living that dream, clearly.
(, Mon 1 Mar 2010, 8:42, closed)

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