Friday, February 12, 2010

Do you have a question for me?

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm now on Formspring.me at http://www.formspring.me/RosieRed23. Formspring is a fun little site where people can ask you questions (anonymously or they can sign in and use a user name) about anything, and you answer them. I signed up for the site a few days ago, and I haven't yet posted any answers to Spare Candy, but I might in the future if there's something I think would make a good post or further a discussion.

So, if there's anything you want to ask, please do so! You don't even have to go to the site -- there's a box on the right-hand side of this page where you can submit questions. (But you do have to go to the page to see the answers.) There's also a link at the top of this page. And if you're on Formspring, let me know so I can check out your Q&A's and ask you questions as well. I think it's a quick, easy way to learn more about a person. I love seeing what questions people come up with.

Here's one of my most recent Q&A's:

Does the term "ginger" offend?

The potential is there. Even if used as a joke, joking about someone's looks or about a group of people always has the potential to offend. Does it offend me? Not usually, but it can. Does it offend other people? Yes. The term is often used in a derogatory way, and I'm definitely no fan of the whole "Kick a Ginger Day" bs. I've had red hair my entire life, and there has never been a shortage of insults for redheads, or ways to make fun of us. This, to me, is just the latest. I'll take it over "fire crotch" -- which, by the way, isn't just offensive. Depending on circumstances, use of that phrase can also fall under sexual harassment.

Call it whatever, I love my hair. :)

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