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post Jun 26 2008, 10:57 AM
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The thread isn't about that at all, but it is about gingers. Stupid topics always get the most views.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/14/red_hair_bullying/

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The Chapman family has moved home three times in three years in the Newcastle area because of abuse directed at its six red-haired members. Kevin Chapman told reporters that his 11-year-old son even attempted suicide after becoming depressed following years of abuse.

The story has led to speculation about whether insults over red hair could have the same legal status as insults regarding a person's race or gender.

Catherine Barker, an employment law specialist at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind OUT-LAW.COM, said that though abuse related to hair colour was not afforded special status, it could still be the basis of a legal dispute.

"In the UK, anti-discrimination legislation prohibits only less favourable treatment on certain grounds Ė currently sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and, in employment, age," said Barker. "Less favourable treatment on the grounds of hair colour or appearance, except where it is linked to race, isn't specifically prohibited and name calling of someone with red hair won't amount to unlawful discrimination."

"It could however amount to bullying," she said. "In the workplace, if an employee feels that they are being bullied or harassed for any reason, for example because of their hair colour or appearance, they could lodge a grievance and ultimately could even take the fairly drastic step of resigning and claim constructive dismissal if they could show that their employer failed to intervene to prevent the bullying or harassment concerned."

The practice of picking on people with red hair is thought to be a particularly British trait. Though it can sound trivial to others, years of abuse at school and then also at work can leave the bullied person feeling extremely distressed.

I guess, since it is genetic, it would be as directly hurtful as making fun of someone for their race (all race really is, is physical appearence), but if we start condeming and sueing people for making fun of gingers, how long before it's gainst the law to call people stupid or ugly (appearence and intelligence are/can be genetic)? I can see that happening in a few years, two people arguing "Shutup ugly" "You shutup, dumbass" people overhear and it ends up on corporate news, "Discrimination towards unattractive/unintelligent people reaches new heights". Soon we won't be able to insult each other at all. And that's what guys do, isn't it? We would also have to stop making blonde jokes.

Nobody is labeling gingers as anything (the way blacks are often labeled as theives) in a way that gives them a bad name, and hurts their community or makes it hard for them to get a job, so no one is really discriminating against them. It's just hair colour.

Here's the original article that started this.

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the children have been physically attacked.

The kids endure daily taunts from yobs.

Mr Chapman, 49, says the constant abuse has become so bad his 11-year-old son, also called Kevin, has tried to kill himself and is now taught at home,

Obviously the media is blowing this out of proportion, if it was that bad for him, he would have just died his hair when he moved. It's just common sense.


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post Jun 30 2008, 09:42 PM
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Ginger discrimination.......something I'm all too fuckin familiar with >_>

Personally I think the kid should've beat the fuck out of those.........or if not at least scare them out of giving him shit..


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post Jun 30 2008, 10:44 PM
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Yes! No MAOR blonde jokes! Ill sue your ass!


Actually, I do agree. And it doesn't really matter what you have. People are assholes and will find something to poke fun at.

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post Jul 3 2008, 09:14 AM
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Yeah, intimidation usually works against assholes. I've also noticed, every ginger i know is buff as fuck, and generally scary fuckers, as well as being pretty cool. Is that a coincidence?


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post Jul 3 2008, 09:45 AM
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QUOTE(Screw Loose @ Jul 3 2008, 07:14 PM) [snapback]1452393[/snapback]
I've also noticed, every ginger i know is buff as fuck, and generally scary fuckers,

Because people bully gingers, and they learn to fight and stand up for themselves at an early age.


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post Jul 3 2008, 03:19 PM
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QUOTE(Screw Loose @ Jul 3 2008, 10:14 AM) [snapback]1452393[/snapback]
Yeah, intimidation usually works against assholes. I've also noticed, every ginger i know is buff as fuck, and generally scary fuckers, as well as being pretty cool. Is that a coincidence?

Yes..........

Meh, if this was such a big problem, which I might add it clearly isn't the media has just blown it completely out of proportion, then something would be done about it.


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post Jul 3 2008, 03:31 PM
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didn't cartman from south park determine this one already?? laugh.gif...


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Oh, good one. The "you're on the internet so you must have no life" insult isn't moronic or unoriginal at all. You must, without a doubt, be a very important member of society, not at all a waste of the already barely valuable gift of life.

As is the case for everyone who takes issue with people who make them sad on the internet, you are one of two kinds of people:

You are exactly what you claim I am, and that is a lonely, pathetic basement dweller. You life is spent eating eight pounds of junk food per day, masturbating to anything you find online that's even remotely feminine, and wishing you had good looks and social skills. You continue to live with your mother until she dies of a combination of lung cancer and liver failure brought on by the chain-smoking and heavy drinking she used to cope with what a failure you are. Your mother mercifully dead and free of the living embodiment of failure she regretfully thrust from her loins, the bills start to pile up and you, unemployed and unable to pay these bills (of course), lose the house and everything in it. Somehow even more of a failure than you already were, you wander from place to place eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in your own filth until you finally die of AIDS, which you contracted from a diseased whore you scrounged up enough money to pay for, so you could finally lose your virginity while at the same time pretending that your mother was back in your life.

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You are the type who was an athlete in high school, who was genetically doomed to be an idiot but managed to finish school and even get a college scholarship because you were so good at a worthless children's game. You went off to college with a suitcase full of polo shirts and condoms, the polo shirts, because you're a douche, and the condoms to prevent you from impregnating the dim-witted young college girls whom you could never touch without the aid of Rohypnol, a drug you refer to as "roofies" because you can neither spell or pronounce Rohypnol. You scrape by with borderline D's for the next four years, and leave the campus to go out into the real world where your realize you're not intelligent or talented enough to do anything of value with your life. Misery and minimum wage ensues for thirty years, then you blow your brains out, and your corpse, alone and forgotten, is not discovered until the smell of rotting flesh seeps under your door and your bodily fluids finally soak through the floor of your studio apartment and into the room below you. Your body is cremated, the ashes scraped into a garbage bin because there was no one in your life who valued you enough to pay for a casket, funeral, or burial plot.

You're undoubtedly one of the two, otherwise you would have better things to do than complain about the theme of a forum that doesn't care about anything you have to say.
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post Jul 6 2008, 04:53 PM
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It's a shame all bullying/discrimination/violence/crime isn't simply punished equally harshly, regardless of whether the victim was black, ginger, white or purple-with-yellow-spots. Instead of asking "Why shouldn't violence against gingers be treated the same as violence against black people?" people should be asking "Why shouldn't violence against ANYONE be treated the same as violence against black people" !

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QUOTE(bOnEs @ Jul 3 2008, 04:31 PM) [snapback]1452430[/snapback]
didn't cartman from south park determine this one already?? laugh.gif...

yes,yes he did happy.gif

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