Unfortunately, ginger dad can be humiliating (9)
I believe the answer is:
'humiliating' is the definition.
(degrading is a kind of humiliating)
'unfortunately ginger dad' is the wordplay.
'unfortunately' is an anagram indicator.
'gingerdad' is an anagram of 'DEGRADING'.
'can be' is the link.
(Other definitions for degrading that I've seen before include "Small cucumber", "Debasing, demeaning", "Demeaning, humiliating", "disgraceful", "Causing humiliation".)