Dana (megawoman) wrote in 4realredheads,
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Redheads versus Blondes

Tonight, I was listening to a friend's podcast on movies based on comic books. It was a great podcast, I thought, until he brought up Nicole Kidman. He said that he never liked her with red hair, but when she was a blonde, wow. That was the first time he thought she looked hot. Then he made some male noise indicating her blonde hotness.

For some reason, that just ran all over me. I asked him about it, and he said that he only meant it about her, but still... it bothered me.

I think it goes back to being a little redheaded girl who got teased all the time, and then there were the blonde girls who were automatically beautiful just for being blonde. I know it's ridiculously silly, but I used to walk around with a yellow towel on my head at home and wish I were blonde instead of cursed with this red, curly mess.

Then, sometime around my late teens, redheadedness became cool.

As an adult, I feel blessed to have red hair, and I enjoy it. I also realize everyone is entitled to their own preferences, but this still hurt my feelings.

I know my friend didn't mean anything by his comment, and I'm sure he did only mean it in reference to Nicole Kidman, but it just frustrates me that I often feel sidelined as a redhead.

I guess I'm looking for some commiseration. Does anyone else ever feel like this?

(x-posted)
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