i dont think we have!!!! i no its only meant as a joke and i dont take personal offence form it, but whenever i say somethin stpid (often) or make a mistake (again, often) the comments i get r "oh shes blonde, its ok" or "blame the hair" or somethin along those lines. and, for some reason, guys, esp those in bars and clubs presume u wil sleep with them or get up to some hankypanky on the dance floor. just because of the blonde. grrr!
i love strawb blonde!!!! i just leave mine as it is tho, bright blonde with what looks like roots - and theyr not coz my hair aint dyed anymore. washed out!
Not at all some jokes are very thinly veiled with venom. You're not telling me that some racist and sexist jokes arent meant. Jokes about women drivers for instance. I think most men do think that women are crap drivers.
Exactly, that's what I mean. Blonde jokes are often thinly veiled with venom too. People wouldn't find them funny if they didn't think they were a bit harsh.
As for driving I definitely think that is true.
Do you think it should?
but on the other hand most people who work in hair dressers etc are pretty thick and dye their hair londe, maybe thats where the media got their inspiration!!!
I'm a natural blonde and could easily be offended by remarks and jokes that I often hear, but I know it's not meant as a personal attack on me so I just accept it and laugh along. I hate PC and it's double standards. It bothers me when people kick up such a fuss about similar issues - I wish people wouldn't take everything so seriously all the time.
Unpolitically correct jokes such as:
What can you say about a blonde dwarf? It's not big and it's not clever.
PS I'm a (natural) blondie too
the blonde jokes were not originally aimed at natural blondes. they stemmed from a couple of decades ago, when thick girls would try and improve their prospects by dyeing their hair blonde because "men prefer blondes", so at that time there were a lot of stupid, peroxide blondes around, and that's when the jokes began, however, since then they have widened to include natural blondes as well
Anyway, on a more serious note, I do believe, that although blonde jokes aren't in general intended maliciously, that the blonde stereotype can lead to subconciously held preconceptions, which, though they can't necessarily be proven, can certainly diasadvantage blondes as far as things like job prospects are concerned.
For similar reasons, if I should ever have a daughter, I would be very careful not to give a soft sounding, "cutesy" girl's name, because I imagine, that however subconciously, a "Susy" or a "Jenny" would automatically be patronised in a male-dominated workplace.
I'm not sure who made the point, that people are not offended by blonde jokes, because the mass media doesn't tell them that they should be, but I think it's a very good one. What worries me, is that many girls buy into the stereotype themselves, and how will they ever be taken seriously, if they don't take themselves seriously, and are happy to be thought of as pretty and blonde, dizzy, cute, naive and stupid? In fact, that's just as true for brunettes or redheads, or any other hair colour.