It must be a Monty Python skit!

The TDDPirate was red-haired (what the English call “ginger”) at his childhood. He remembers people being positive about his hair color.

He was startled by the news items Red-headed family forced to move after ‘ginger’ hate campaign and Is gingerism as bad as racism?.

Turns out that in England, red-haired people are singled out for teasing and harassment. And this is not an April Fool Day story either.

Thanks to for the links to the above news items.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

4 thoughts on “It must be a Monty Python skit!”

    1. The writer of the above Hebrew-language blog confesses that he is fatally attracted to ginger women. Some of the talkbackists made a similar confession, as well.

      Different countries, different beauty concepts.

  1. I conducted a small poll this morning among friends at work as to their views on ginger hair and the comments varied but were mainly negative. The funniest one I received was : “the hair itself is not the problem… well actually it is cos it clashes with nearly every outfit… and then you have the very pale skin and that… so ok its safe to say that if I ever have kids and one comes out ginger, I am sending it back registered post with no return address…” ! Recently, this TV programme was aired and in it, the guy put an advert on a dating site and specified he was ginger – he didn't get a single reply ! http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/programmes/body_image/ginger.shtml

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