Why Are Blondes Stupid, Sexy or Both?

Doug

In contemporary culture, from movies to magazines, blonde women are often portrayed as more attractive than women with other hair colors. In the USA this idea became popular by the 1925 novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Blondes are often assumed to have more fun! Is this true? Many references to “fun” are actually thinly masked portrayals of ignorance!  The “blonde stereotype” is often characterized as being less serious or less intelligent.

Who are these “dumb blondes?”

Where did the idea that peroxide killed brain cells originate?

It is believed the originator of the “dumb blonde” was an 18th century blonde French prostitute named Rosalie Duthe whose reputation of being beautiful but dumb inspired a play about her called Les Curiosites de la Foire (Paris 1775). Hollywood has expanded this idea with many blonde actresses whose characterizations exemplify stupidity. Women like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Holliday, Jayne Mansfield, and Goldie Hawn during her time at Laugh-In.  Even recently with TV shows like “Three’s Company” the blonde was always less intelligent than Joyce Dewitt’s brunette character. Alfred Hitchcock preferred to cast blonde women for major roles in his films as he believed that the audience would suspect them the least, hence the term “Hitchcock blonde”. This misleading portrayal was also cleverly depicted in the 2001 film “Legally Blonde” in which Reese Witherspoon succeeds at Harvard despite biases against her beauty and blonde hair.

Fortunately, women change their hair color almost as often as men change their socks. If your wife is not a blonde, you can invest in a wig or a salon treatment to allow both of you a change of pace and an evening of ignorance and playfulness. Just be careful on HOW you suggest it. Never tell her she would be sexier as a blonde. Always suggest that by role playing and being creative is the source of a vibrant and lasting relationship…in other words, learn to talk like a woman and act like a man.

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