I want to take a look at how the world perceives differently red hair for each gender, and specifically the popular depiction of males with red hair.
I have a lot to say about this. In fact, I have been nearly obsessed with this over the last few years and I really should gather all my evidence into a compelling, comprehensive thesis of some kind. Anyway, the thing that irks me is there is a double standard here in the public consciousness about red hair and beauty. For as long as I can remember, females with red hair have been celebrated as sex symbols. You can go from Ann Margaret all the way to the pre-blond/pre-anorexic Lindsey Lohan:
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