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Another meme for you all...
Spring - luna_ann
Gacked from dark_branwen. Looked liked fun!

Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you either (a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon, (b) a reason he/she sucks, (c) a reason she/he rocks my socks, (d) five things that never happened to that character or (e) five people that character never fell in love with and why. You pick the character. I pick the letter.

Sailor Moon
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Kare Kano
Azumanga Daioh
Harry Potter
Chronicles of Narnia
Veronica Mars
The Labyrinth
Doctor Who
Life on Mars
Ashes to Ashes
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Donna was never mocked for her hair colour at school because the first time someone called her "Ging-er", she punched them. XD

Is red hair a subject of mockery in the UK?

And Donna totally is awesome enough to be Romana!

Is red hair a subject of mockery in the UK?

In a word, yes. Did you not see the clip of Catherine on Jonathan Ross talking about adopting a cat? It's on the BBC YouTube channel, if you have a look. She phoned up the cat home to adopt a kitten and they said, "we have one, we think you'll love it, there's just one problem" and she said, "What is it?" and they said, "It's ginger." Now, she was partly joking but also partly serious. If a kid is redheaded, he or she is less likely to be adopted/fostered because it might be obvious he or she is not blood-related. Doesn't help that red hair is associated with Ireland and Scotland in the UK, so traditionally looked down upon. -_-;;

I'd never thought it could be a bad thing! A girl I went to middle school with had red hair, and everyone thought it was cute. But the ethnic angle makes sense, in the US negativity towards the Irish died down a long time ago, so no one cares if your hair looks too Irish. (I went to school in a suburb called Dublin; our teams were the Irish. Irish in the US is now associated with yay! leprechauns and shamrocks and Guinness!)

Poor ginger kids! (And kitty!)

It can be, depending on where you grow up. It's a pretty sad way to make yourself feel better, really. I've always thought red hair was beautiful (and no, it's not just because the guy I fancied for ages had red hair). And I would think the US loves the Irish, right? O.o I mean, Irish-Americans make up some of your best statesmen and actors... And we also associate Irishness with Guinness. ;)

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