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Saturday blog #2: October 1st, 2011

Well now, I saw a pic on my facebook page saying that it might actually snow tomorrow.

Huh, didn’t expect snow that early, but I guess that means goodbye walking shorts and hello smexy jeans :).

I don’t mind though, I rather welcome colder weather, so long as I can dress appropriately for it and it doesn’t get too windy.  It’s the windy kind of cold that bugs me the most about the cold days, otherwise bring on the snow.

But that’s not the main focus of what I want to blog today.

Gingers.

Ginger isn’t just something you grate in soups to add flavour to it, it’s something a lot more than just that.  People with red hair, pale skin, sometimes freckles, sometimes not, and also people who get a bad rep almost every day.

W.T.F. people?  I really don’t understand this whole fascination/obsession with wanting to hurt people because of the colour of their hair, it’s no different than people of a different skin colour, sexual orientation, belief system, even gender.  This isn’t needed, and I frown upon it every time.

I may not hold religion in the highest regard, but I don’t go out making an ass out of myself to insult someone’s religion to their face.  I don’t agree with their position, but I at least have the decency and respect to leave them to their beliefs.  Same goes with people of different colour, coloured hair, etc.

I know you speak a language I don’t understand, and can sometimes find very annoying, but I won’t tell you to shut up (despite how tempting it might get sometimes).  You’re just carrying out a normal conversation.  I’m pretty sure that if it were translated, it’d just be as normal a conversation as anyone else’s is.  I simply have a pet peeve against talkative people and I wish people wouldn’t talk so much unless it’s really necessary.  Save the heavy talking for the politicians and the speech makers.

But getting back to the topic at hand, there was an article in the Ottawa Citizen that spoke of a group of kids kicking and hitting a 14 year old girl with red hair because it was “kick a ginger day”.  This got inspired by an episode of South Park of the same topic.  I never saw the episode, but when the quote “life imitates art” gets grossly misused, I have an issue with that.  I’m not blaming Trey and Matt for creating a show that influences the behaviour of the people who watch it, I blame the idiots who decided on the immature behaviour of copying what they see on television.  They’re old enough to have the reasoning ability to know that copying things off what they see in tv, music videos, games, etc.

If I wanted to create a show where one episode had the cast torture teenagers because they were acting immaturely, and viewers decided to copy that, teens everywhere wouldn’t like that.  Even so, other teens who are seeing this level of blatant bullying should make an effort to stop this.  If you see something that’s wrong and you don’t like it, you have to do something about it and put a stop to it.  Simply suspending these kids from their football game isn’t enough, bullying anywhere in school is unacceptable.  I went through it, and I hate seeing people go through that as well.

What is it about gingers that gets everyone’s panties in a bunch?  Seriously, is it their looks?  Is it an aesthetic issue that borders on jealousy?  Is it pop culture that identifies red-haired people in a more favourable light?  Is the colour red symbolic of anger that seeing red hair provokes a negative reaction?

An individual should not be hated based on what they were born with.

 

Keep it real, keep it METAL \m/ \m/

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