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Are Red Heads Liked?

Updated on January 5, 2015

Red Heads

I ask this because of quotes such as these that I stumbled upon just now; "Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but it takes a real man to handle a redhead. - anonymous " and “Red hair, sir, in my opinion, is dangerous.” ― P.G. Wodehouse and “You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair." — Anne Shirley” and don't forget this one “Redheaded women buck like goats.”― James Joyce and then there is this one too “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.”― Mark Twain

All these quotes makes one think that the general opinion for red heads are not all that flattering always and that they are thought of as dangerous, temperamental, vicious and sharp tongued people! I beg to differ with most of these quotes, though as I happen to have reddish auburn hair [if that counts as being a red head] and have aunts and cousins that are truly red headed and none of them are in any way dangerous, bitchy or bad people.

They are actually quite the opposite indeed. They are gentle, soft spoken and very kind people whom I love dearly. We do all have one characteristic that isn't perhaps the same as other people in that we all are considered to be very direct and opinionated. We don't beat around the bush when we want to say something and we are not shy to voice our opinions. Some call this untactful and often think we are rude but this is all a genuine misunderstanding of us. We just believe in calling a spade a spade and not a fork, what is so wrong with that?

When I came to Turkey I got so much unwanted attention with my auburn hair here that I decided to color it a dark brown in order to 'blend in' with most other women around here and it helped a lot. I have been coloring it this color ever since but last week I decided that this is enough now and I want my own color back - stares or no stares! It didn't come out quite the right color but it isn't too bad neither so I think I will be a red head again from now on, my friends!

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      Gina145 

      3 years ago from South Africa

      I've always wished I was a natural redhead, but I don't want to colour my hair.

      I've never really encountered prejudice against redheads, only blondes!

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