No Wig Required

I can hardly believe that I’m blogging about this but –

Did you know that there is going to be a Ginger Pride Walk through the centre of Edinburgh on August 10th? You can read about it here.

Obviously it is all very tongue in cheek but there is no doubt that people, particularly schoolchildren, do get bullied just because they have ginger/red hair. I’m sure it is a hangover from the days when we were overcome by the Romans and the Celts ended up being pushed to the fringes of Britain, Celts were more likely to have red hair. So those nutty enough to poke fun at someone because of a colour are really siding with the Romans.

The march is completely open to people not lucky enough to have red hair too. Red wigs will be provided if you want to show solidarity! Have a look here.

The Ginger Pride Walk takes place August 10th starting at 11 o’clock outside Balmoral Hotel. Will I be too busy?

10 thoughts on “No Wig Required

  1. And there was I all through my childhood wanting ginger hair – yes, really! Fancy, a Ginger Pride march! Lovely!

  2. We had no idea about “gingers” until we watched Harry Potter! We did know they were tortured for being “evil” in the middle ages from visiting German dungeons. My daughter was infatuated with the whole Weasley clan for their red hair. Have a fun day.

    • Lorraine,
      I only recently realised that that prejudice doesn’t exist in the US. Red hair seems to be one of those love or hate things, there must surely be red genes in your family somewhere, with the Irish connection!

  3. And when I was a kid and not yet gray haired, I would cry because I had red hair and wanted to dye it black! There were not very many red haired kids in my school and it brought lots of unwanted attention to me. Now I would give anything to have it back!

    • Peggy Ann,
      Typical, we don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone! As a 12 year old I wanted hair like Hedy Lamarr. I was the only redhead in my class at primary school, I was quite happy with it until I read Anne of Green Gables, who hated her read hair and freckles of course!

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