They're fiery and dangerous, or they're clownish and weak. They're total geeks in public, but they're wild in the bedroom. They don't have souls, so they'll steal yours. The list of myths and stereotypes about redheads go on and on, showing just how stigmatized people with this unique phenotype really are.
Redhead women are sexy, while Redhead men are considered disgusting, why is this?
Red hair - Wikipedia
And you thought that ginger hair was a burden to be endured? According to Jacky Colliss Harvey, the flame-haired author of a new history of redheads, it is a biological blessing and a passport to happiness. The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, is, as any redhead will tell you, the beginning of the glorious few weeks when the whole northern hemisphere coordinates with us. You can keep your English summers; our time to shine, or rather to glow in a manner both pale and interesting, is now.
By: Kira King. Let me start by saying I am very fortunate to have a husband who absolutely loves my red hair , pale skin and freckles. This being said, I did struggle with how men perceived my red hair throughout the years.
Red hair or ginger hair occurs naturally in one to two percent of the human population , appearing with greater frequency two to six percent among people of Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and lesser frequency in other populations. It is most common in individuals homozygous for a recessive allele on chromosome 16 that produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. Red hair varies in hue from a deep burgundy or bright copper , or auburn , to burnt orange or red-orange to strawberry blond. Characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin , it is associated with fair skin color , lighter eye color , freckles , and sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Cultural reactions to red hair have varied from ridicule to admiration with many common stereotypes in existence regarding redheads.