AN American photographer has shot a number of striking portraits of redheaded Irish women in a bid to tackle bullying.
Brian Dowling, originally from Mississippi but now living in Berlin, photographed the women for Redhead Beauty, a collection of pictures of women with red hair aimed at ending the stereotypes associated with the hair colour.
Even if Scotland became a sunny paradise, sunscreen exists and most skin cancer presents after childbearing age anyway, offering no barrier to reproductive propagation.
(Also, I have heard little evidence that climate change will make Scotland sunnier.
That above article is the first I’ve heard of it.) So redheads are here to stay, barring some sort of catastrophic, nightmarish genocide or unforeseen illness that only affects redheads. They actually might be better selected for procreation.
A study done by the Université de Bretagne-Sud, in France, discovered that redheads are approached far, far less by men than by women- overwhelmingly, in social situations men will approach blondes the most and brunettes the second most, leaving the poor redheads far in the dust.
Full disclosure: my wife comes from a family of redheads, all of whom are very proud of this fact. The genesis of this article started during one of the marathon sessions where she read a huge list of wikipedia facts about redheads to me and how awesome they are for the umpteenth time.
When asked to comment on the women they approached vs the women they didn’t approach, they rated the redheads more sensuous and promiscuous seeming- both signifiers that would possibly help in the babymaking arena. Not only are redheads not going extinct, they might actually be well selected to thrive. Additionally, in an incredible coincidence, they are better able to withstand the ‘fiery’ pain from capsaicin- AKA spicy foods. It’s true- they need more anesthesia, leading to a pretty common fear of dentists among redheads.
So no, Match.com, redheads won’t have to find someone to love their ‘imperfections’.
They’ll just find someone who thinks their hair is as glorious as they do.
Love Interests have always been Colour-Coded for Your Convenience.
Traditionally, the hero's significant other would usually be a blonde, to contrast with the brunette Vamp or Femme Fatale.