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Do people automatically assume I am dumb because I have blonde hair?

Asked by bellusfemina (803 points ) February 10th, 2010

I work in an all-male environment, and constantly get jokes about being blonde.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Only dumb people do that :)

gailcalled's avatar

I don’t.

phoebusg's avatar

The jokes sometimes compensate for something one cannot have. As in, they want to ‘have’ you. I’d take it as a compliment.

Fly's avatar

I doubt they actually assume you’re dumb, they’re probably just poking fun because you’re conveniently blond and there are infinite dumb blond jokes out there. You’re probably just an easy target for their jokes. I would never assume someone is dumb just by looking at their hair color, and I can’t think of anyone I know who would be that stupidly judgemental.

Vunessuh's avatar

No, they’re called jokes for a reason.
Here’s one if it makes you feel better:
Q)What’s black and blue and brown and laying in a ditch?
A) A brunette who’s told too many blonde jokes.
Here’s another..
Q) Why are so many blonde jokes one-liners?
A) So brunettes can remember them.

Thank you. Thank you. I’ll be here all day.

CMaz's avatar

I want to know about the Astral Projecting.

Blackberry's avatar

Everyone is a target to jokes, make your own.

Judi's avatar

I have had my hair several colors over my life and I have to admit that my blonde phase was my funnest. Even if they thought I was dumb at first, at least I got their attention and had time to let them hear that I wasn’t. I think people are more impressed by a smart blonde than a smart brunette. I don’t think they do it consciously, but that has been my experience.—Hmm….. maybe I should reconsider and go back to the blonde…....

deni's avatar

I only assume blondes are dumb if they have a bad, obviously fake orange tan and their hair is clearly dyed an ungodly shade of blonde that is sometimes closer to white.

Hydrogenbond's avatar

@Fly – I agree with you, and I believe that this is the correct answer.

phatbaby0123's avatar

People who assume things are people you don’t want to surround yourself with. So, if that’s what they think, then do everything in your power to prove them wrong. You know you’re not dumb! Go to work and make your money, them assuming that you’re dumb will not stop your pay check :) Just laugh at those who belittle you, small people do that!

anhidonic22's avatar

we in the arab world think blonde girls are dumb from all the jokes we heard eversinc we wer little so am sorry to say that i would voluntarily think so when i see one!

UScitizen's avatar

You don’t have to be blond if you don’t want to be one. I’ve heard a rumor that some people change their hair color. ... However, I never assume anyone to be dumb (or brilliant). I simply wait until they open their mouth and prove it beyond any doubt.

onesecondregrets's avatar

If they do, prove them wrong. Hair color is as much a determination of intelligence as eye color. People suck sometimes.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’d eyeroll at them enough times – they’d get it.

Symbeline's avatar

Anyone who actually thinks blonds are dumb is probably the most retarded out of any given group of people. I wouldn’t pay them much heed.

Axemusica's avatar

Just dye your hair neon green and see the comments roll then. :)

life_after_2012's avatar

i wouldn’t asume your dumb because your blonde. i’d be kind of shooting myself in the foot.

ratboy's avatar

When I have more time, I’ll explain very slowly in words of two syllables or less

tragiclikebowie's avatar

Well, you have to admit there is a sort of stigma that goes along with being blonde. These certain males could just be buying into the stereotype of a blonde girl, which is completely false. If it bothers you, say something. If you think it’s harmless, have some fun with them; tell jokes back.

DominicX's avatar

Only if they’re a fucking moron. Hair color has nothing to do with intelligence. I’m not bothered by lighthearted blond jokes, but when I see people actually comment on how they only go for brunettes because they’re smarter, that’s when it makes me angry. It’s one of the stupidest stereotypes in existence.

TheJoker's avatar

Perhaps they do it because they know it winds you up.

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