Dumb Blondes Stereotypes are generalizations of individuals or groups of people that may or may not be true. There are stereotypes for all different kinds of people. Most stereotypes can be offensive to the ones they are directed towards because of their lack of validity. However, we live in a world of judgment, so stereotypes will always surround us. I have fallen under the category of quite a few stereotypes. I am an easy target since I have blonde hair, I wear eyeglasses and I am Irish. Since I have blonde hair, I must be dumb. Since I have glasses, I must be a nerd. Since I am Irish, I must be an alcoholic. Of all the stereotypes that I could so easily fall into, the one that most commonly comes to my attention and annoys me the most is the dumb blonde stereotype. There are multiple movies and television shows that depict the dumb blonde stereotype. Between peoples beliefs and all the dumb blonde jokes that circulate it is easy to entertain the audience with these. One movie I have seen that exaggerates this stereotype is Legally Blonde featuring Reese Witherspoon. In this movie, Reese Witherspoon is portrayed as a gorgeous blonde who has no sense of reality and is only concerned with materialistic things. Everything she owns is pink. She acts like a bimbo and usually has no idea what she is talking about. Her only care in the world is having her hair and nails done and to have the most popular boyfriend. People see this movie and make the assumption that all women with blonde hair act like this. This movie goes on to show Reese getting into Harvard Law School, passing on her good looks and winning a case based on her knowledge of hair care. They could not even turn it around to make her look legitimately smart. She won this case because she knew how long someones perm should go without getting wet. Even at the end, they could not make her look somewhat intelligent. I have been a victim of being the butt of a few dumb blonde jokes. It is insulting and sad
How do you kill a blonde? You put a scratch-and-sniff at the bottom of a swimming pool! There are two types of blondes. They are either dumb to a point where it’s annoying, or they’re geniuses;there’s no in between. If you hear the word “dumb” I promise you that the first thing that will pop into your head is the word “blonde.” Although this stereotype is mostly true, there are exceptions. Some examples of smart blondes are Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Princess Diana, and even Carly from my….
Hypothesis: Blondes are unfairly stereotyped as being dumb.
Question 1: Where did dumb blondes originate?
Question 2: Where are they portrayed?
Question 3: How does this stereotypical label affect natural blondes?
She’s attractive. She’s fun. She’s flirty. She’s…dumb?
The concept of the dumb blonde is a common stereotype that is placed on fair-haired women, continues to pervade society through today. Its origin, however, like many popular-cultural stereotypes, is clouded. Airheaded blondes are not….
The Dumb Blonde Stereotype
Being a blond girl all my life, I have always taken somewhat personal to the dumb blonde stereotype especially to these funny jokes. Although, yes, many times people find themselves cracking up at these ‘harmless’ jokes witch supposed to be inoffensive, they are unconsciously supporting the stereotype that blondes are stupid.. But have you ever wondered how fair haired woman became such a joke material? If youre not blond, I guess not, but I personally was very intrigued….
see this as degrading and foolish. Everyone is categorized into their own stereotype whether they like it or not. Sometimes it has to do with who we hang around or our actions and other times it’s all about how we act or dress. For me; I’m the “dumb blonde”. Even though I would say I am pretty intelligent when it comes to schoolwork and even common….
appearance (or a population in general) to be
Associated with another specific group
Dumb Blonde Stereotype--Myth or Fact
The Dumb Blonde Stereotype
First of all, let's take a little look at where this whole "dumb blonde" idea comes from. One theory is that the ancient
Greeks and Romans so admired their flaxen-haired neighbours to the north, they would bleach their hair to make it blonde.
Seeing as they didn't exactly have the health standards we have today, a considerable amount….
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Hitchcock, Blondes and Cinema: Bermuda Hell Triangle
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HITCHCOCK, BLONDES and CINEMA: HELL TRAINGLE
There are thousands of topics and articles written about Hitchcock films, because of his being undoubtedly one of the greatest directors in our decade. In….
Practice DBQ Essay
Various religions, missions, and proselytizing efforts have had different receptions in different places and times, positive receptions, negative receptions, and receptions of tolerance. Positive receptions usually occurred when locals were awed by efforts of the travelers and vice-verse or when locals benefited from the efforts of missionaries (docs 1, 2, 8). Negative receptions were created when the converts mistrusted or feared the proselytizers or when people were indoctrinated….
"In the literature to date, there appear to be at least two clearly distinguishable definitions of the term 'racial profiling': a narrow definition and a broad definition... Under the narrow definition, racial profiling occurs when a police officer stops, questions, arrests, and/or searches someone solely on the basis of the person's race or ethnicity... Under the broader definition, racial profiling occurs whenever police routinely use race as a factor that, along with an accumulation of other factors….
my arguments, not on my gender”. Lawyers are advocates of the law as well as advisors to their clients. Stereotypes are present in the law profession, and it is recognized as a man’s territory. Legally Blonde, a film directed by Robert Luketic, reveals the generalizations made about a blonde sorority girl pursuing a career in law. Sex does not determine the quality of a lawyer; their knowledge, performance and representation of the law reflects a lawyer’s potential.
Gender discrimination exists….
Representation in the Media
In present day media, there are numerous stereotypes of people that can be found, such as the popular jock or the dumb cheerleader. These stereotypes are displayed on television shows and others forms of media to add humour and make the shows more relatable to the viewer since many schools have such stereotypes. Many forms of media use social stereotypes as a way to provide the audience with a quick common understanding of the characters, so they base the stereotypes….