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Skinny†
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.
coreyko_2003
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..
DiO
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.
Screw Loose
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?
Skinny†
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.
psychÝ
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.
bOnEs
didn't cartman from south park determine this one already?? laugh.gif...
TommyVercettiPizza
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" !
GLC
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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