The Redhead Myths 2


Different cultures have different myths about redheads. Many think we’re overly fiery tempered. Some think we’re wimps. Some think we’re both. Then, there is the evilness factor. And, of course, people who think we’re all just dying to steal their guys, have sex with them, etc. I guess it’s because we’re relatively rare, but it’s weird for there to be so many stereotypes.

I have heard many of the things on here. And I assume that if I leave the country to study abroad, I may hear more of them, as well as family traditions that people have.

There is one thing that had me wondering:

Researchers at the University of Louisville discovered that, on average, people born with red hair require about 20 percent more anesthesia to obtain satisfactory sedation. University indeed. Anyone who’s ever tried to seduce a redhead knows that.

I wonder if that applies to me with my taking meds to make me sleep, since I have to take more than average to knock me out. I also know they have to give me twice as much of the numbing stuff as a normal person because I don’t get numbed properly.

Oh, and this is a good thing to read for how it feels to be a redhead.

And, there is one thing I didn’t mention in the last post, I hate when people ask me if I’m a real redhead and are talking about all my hair. I have actually had guys ask me that, and I find it rude and intrusive. I don’t think you would walk up to a blonde and start asking her if the hair on her head matched her body hair. The same goes for a brunette. For some odd reason, though, it’s not seen as improper to ask that of a redhead.

Oh, and it bugs me when guys tell me that I would be pretty as a redhead, if I had green eyes instead of blue because to them, “true redheads have green eyes”. As far as I know, it’s mainly a blue eye trait in the people of my family. My maternal grandfather’s mom (who I share a birthday, hair color, and eye color with) had blue eyes, as did my paternal grandmother’s dad.

Another bad thing about red hair is the lack of proper makeup by the discount store brands. Even Deep Auburn mascara isn’t the right shade and it is always made by one of the more expensive discount brands. (It always comes out black. If I wanted black, I would buy black, but black does not look good with my skin, hair, and eyes.)


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.