Main Red Headed Step Child Discussion

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Antwan
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06:22:34 PM Dec 6th 2014
What's the deal with this part being commented out? I know there's a reason, but it isn't anywhere where I can find it.

  • In certain rural areas of western Ukraine red hair was historically seen as a sign that the child's real father was either Satan or Jewish. (Which possibility would be worse is left to the reader's imagination.) Either way, most redheaded infants were killed soon after birth. The first generation of Ukrainian immigrants to North America were forced to refrain from infanticide, but physical and sexual abuse of redheaded children became such a problem that the government of Manitoba introduced an educational campaign targeted specifically at Ukrainian immigrants.
Stoogebie
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08:23:16 PM Feb 10th 2012
Would someone who often gets nicknames like "The Red Devil" count, particularly if they can't stand it? Would this be a separate trope?
Antwan
06:21:35 PM Dec 6th 2014
edited by 66.189.207.230
Probably if it was used to demean them for their red hair. It's a pretty hurtful thing to say.
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