Im a ranga and I don't find it offensive.
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07-06-2012 00:08 #51-
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07-06-2012 02:29 #52
I have a flaming strawberryblonde DD and don't mind if she's called ranga.
She's been called ginga ninja, match head, ranga, rednut....DH's special nickname for her is gingernut biscuit!
There's a lot worse insults out there.
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07-06-2012 05:52 #53
I am a redhead and I HATE the nickname ranga. I find it extremely offensive. I also hated carrot top, ginger (ESP when I have a deep red colour) and even connect the dots . What right does someone have to call you a nickname just coz the colour of your hair.
07-06-2012 06:09 #54
I was always teased for my hair, but I never heard the term "ranga" until I was an adult. I'm not more offended by this term than any other, but I do think it's a particularly ugly, stupid sounding word.
I will not be calling my daughter any names to "prepare" her for them, and I must admit the logic disturbs me. Would you call your pudgy child "Fatty", or your Greek child "Wog" to prepare them for insults? I think it's more appropriate to teach them that insults are not acceptable, and how they can deal with them if and when they occur.
I teach my children that it's not appropriate to comment on other people's appearances. If other parents would do the same, we might not have a problem.
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07-06-2012 06:15 #55
I don't like the term Ranga, but we tend to use the term Fanta pants for my sister in law, but she calls me bimbo cause of my bright blonde hair.
07-06-2012 06:47 #56
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07-06-2012 06:59 #59Senior Member
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I believe that using a term to get kids ready for being called names is another form of victim blaming. Again instead of not calling kids/people names, instead of teaching kids to not be nasty or rude we tell the victim that this is to be expected.
By teaching a victim to expect to get called names undoes all of the other wonderful things we tell a child about themselves. What a shocking mixed message to give to a kid
07-06-2012 07:01 #60
There's a huge difference between the words ranga and ****.
I respect that we have differing opinions on this lambjam, but I don't find your logic 'disturbing'. It's just different *shrug*
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