Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do Blonde Jokes Offend You?

Even though I'm a blonde, I laugh at blonde jokes. I think this is because I know they are not true. I know I'm not dumb.

But, tests show that the dumb blonde stereotype is so deeply embedded in our culture that people do judge blonde women as less intelligent than brunettes.

Do blonde jokes offend you?

Do you consider blondes as less intelligent beings?


Suzanne said...

I think deep down it does hurt, especially if you are a natural blonde. After awhile you learn to laugh at the jokes, and pretend you don't care. The only good thing about it is that you can use it as an excuse for anything stupid you do. Even that is not that much of a benefit.

Yo said...

No, not really...I guess I alway knew I wasn't dumb.

John den Boer said...

I have three highly intelligent blonde sisters and a blondish mother who have definitively proven this stereotype false. The jokes don't offend me because I guess I've never imagined anyone actually believing them to be true.

It doesn't help when the Hollywood types play into the stereotype.

Anonymous said...

No, but I think the Newfie jokes the ones that have me convinced some of them are true. Like how many Newfies does it take to put up a tripod? It look three Ross, Belle, Yvonne, it happened in front of my eyes in church! lol

Suzanne said...

I think it hurts a little more if the boy telling the jokes is also extremely blonde, so his point is basically that blonde girls are all dumb, which doesn't at all matter to him because he is a boy therefore girls are the ones who are stupid and specifically the girl these jokes appear to be aimed at. And yes I think this is the moment I started caring about these kinds of jokes.