I just read out a headline, "I don't like being called ranga".
Then when on to read the article about The Ginger Pride Rally in Queensland today.
My husband said oh that's a terrible racist thing to say.
I realised I disagree, being called a ranga never made me feel that they were saying I was apelike and therefore less than others.
I just felt like they were making fun of my hair and deep down I knew it was a special colour I loved and nothing anyone said about it diminished my sense of self.
He backed up his thinking pointing out how outraged people were when an aboriginal footy player was called ape by one of the spectators.
I said it's not the same.
He says it is.
But is he right?
I don't know.
What do YTers think?