Earlier this week I received a one-word writing prompt email from a blog I subscribe to. It was simply "ginger." As a redhead, the first thing that comes to mind is not the spice, but instead the hair color. Although it's only been the past several years that I've heard the term widely used in the US to describe us.
Most ginger talk is in good fun. It seems we have no souls, so we steal others. Interesting. Also, I've been hearing a lot that we're prone to migraines (would explain a lot) and also that we're resistant to anesthetic (would explain years of dentist visits).
Sadly, though, if you do a search for "ginger" online you will find "Kick a Ginger Day", a website created "as a joke" from a South Park episode. Unfortunately, too many people took this seriously and actually did hurt redheaded kids across the globe.
Why all the hate for gingers? I prefer this version of the popular "keep calm" posters: