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Ginger Pride

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by markysimmo, 11 Aug 2013.

  1. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-23643831

    People with red hair have shown their true colours in a march through Edinburgh.

    It had been billed as the UK's first Ginger Pride Walk and was part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    Marchers gathered outside the Balmoral Hotel from 11:00, with the event being led by Canadian comedian and proud redhead, Shawn Hitchins.

    He said it was a fun way to stand up against prejudice and those who poke fun at people with ginger hair.

    Scotland is said to be home to almost a fifth of the world's redheads.

    Speaking ahead of the march, Hitchins said: "Even although it isn't a real word, gingerism exists and bullying exists and you can't deny that kids are being subjected to taunts or being bullied in schools just for having red hair.

    "In Canada there's not a lot of redheads, and for me as a really ridiculously gay kid, having red hair only heightened my sense of isolation because nobody looked like me, nobody lisped like me or burnt under the sun like I did."

    The comedian said he was not sure how many people were likely to take part in the march, adding: "I hope its not just me - and I hope it doesn't look like the battle scene in Braveheart."

    The event has generated a considerable amount of online interest, with Hitchins admitting he had been surprised at the number of ginger websites, blogs and activists.

    He added: "They've all been in touch with me. It's almost like I've opened a door and realised there was an actual party on the other side.

    "One day this week I was approached by a priest who came over, grabbed my shoulder said 'I love what you're doing with your affirmation march' and gave me two thumbs up."

    Slogans prepared for the parade were said to include "Ginger and proud", "For the love of ginger", and "All hail! The red, orange and pale."
     
  2. Gifter

    Gifter William Gallas

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    Having a ginger sister, mum, grandad I am fully behind this (though it was seemingly self deprecation from the vibe I got looking at the pictures etc). Growing up with a red head you can see how it is almost still today deemed a socially acceptable form of racism.

    When my mother and father split up when I was 13 and my sister 14, we moved to Worcester from Bedford (Mum, Sis and I), my sister went to our new school for one day and said 'I'm not going back there' because of the ridicule she got, she then moved back to Bedford with my father and I was left alone in a new City. Perhpas that is a big factor in why I hate (very deeply) all forms of racism and socio-based hatred.

    She is a very strong character though, you don't mess with a red head!
     
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    Dayo Chris Armstrong

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    Talk about a giant red rag to a bull. Also, which school in Worcester was it?
     
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    Gifter William Gallas

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    Chris's
     
  5. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    You are my brother in arms my organic food loving friend and i hope you join my crusade to banish all forms of racism from this country and also this website.
     
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    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    I somehow missed the first post in this thread.

    I've realised it's a flaw in my theory that protests only happen on sunny days.
     
  8. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    Whoever was in charge of branding and didn’t go for Edinburgh Ginge should be fired.
     
  9. johnola

    johnola Teemu Tainio

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    My older brother told me the first fanny he saw in anger was very bushy and very ginger and he was so disturbed he pretty much ran off.
     
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    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    An excellent decision.

    It's one thing allowing them to procreate, another entirely to actively help them.
     
  11. Aldo

    Aldo Alan Hutton

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    Redinburgh.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    3DSpur Gheorge Popescu

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    They'll be taking the knee before kickoff at the Meadowbank next.
     
  14. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    I like a redhead myself.
     
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    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    Me too... so long as they look like Rupert Grint :cool:
     
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  16. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    Exactly, Rose Leslie too.
     
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    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    I admire your bravery, if not your eyesight.
     
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    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    Maybe one for older posters but Cathy Dennis for me!
     
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    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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