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A New Book Claims That Redheads Are Naturally Stronger Than The Rest Of Us

By seank

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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A new book has claimed that redheads are naturally stronger than the rest of us.

'Red: A Natural History of the Redhead' by Jacky Colliss Harvey, explores the mythology of red hair throughout the ages in history, art, literature, fashion, feminism, and genetics.

Her research lead all the way back to the ginger gene's origin in Africa, tracing its spread across ancient Greece, to the redheaded mummies of China, and to Renaissance Europe.

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Colliss Harvey's research found that redheaded individuals have higher levels of vitamin D, which is a source of strength. She asserts that this has been a contributing factor in stereotypes surrounding the foxy minority, which make up 2% of the global population.

For women it has been generally positive, with redhead females often seen as tough, fiery and passionate. But for men, it has historically been seen as negative, often being associated with an image of the "savage barbarian or redheaded clown".

To get your hands on a copy of 'Red: A History of the Redhead', you can find it here.

H/T Irishtimes.com.

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