Redheads must be used to the jokes by now. The fire crotch thing. They don’t have their own emoji, they are studied incessantly like some sort of ginger alien race. Redheads are a very rare occurrence as well, only 1-2% of the world’s population has natural red hair.
Scotland comes out in front for most gingers on earth, no wonder they love the grog. We kid, we kid. In all seriousness, the fiery haired are a magical bunch – they produce their own Vitamin D, they require heavier sedation, and they never go gray. Unicorns, they are.
However, not everyone feels this way. A staggering number of people do not want a redheaded child. We know this because the largest sperm bank in the world, Cryos, mentioned they were no longer accepting ginger sperm as there was a lack of demand. This is a serious case of gingerism.
Why? They blame their client list for the issue. The BBC looked into this back in 2011: “as many of Cryos clients are in Spain, Italy and Greece, there is a need for more brown-eyed Scandinavians, Mediterranean and men of other ethnicities as donors.”
Yeah, yeah. Though, we’re happy to report ginger swimmers sell like mad in Ireland. Figures.
Keep being special red-heads; the world still thinks you’re terrific. They just don’t want to have babies with you.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.