Blondes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Ever since I can remember I havebeen made fun of for being a blonde. If I did something wrong or haddifficulty understanding I would hear, "It's okay, she's ablonde" or "She's blond - what did you expect?" I knowthat most of the time it is just teasing, but let's face it; it gets oldfast. That someone's intelligence can be based solely on hair color isridiculous. I'm not saying all blondes are rocket scientists - there are"dumb blondes" - but there are also "dumbbrunnettes" and "dumb redheads." If I remember correctly,this is caused not by hair color but genes.

With so manyparticipating in this stereotype, it is astounding that the most popularhair color is blond. Almost everyone I know has done something, at onetime or another, to match this color. Flipping through television showsyou spot numerous people with highlights or blatantly dyed blond hair.If you really think blondes are so dumb, why do you want to beone?

I shall leave you with this thought: the most sought-afterwomen, from actresses to super models, are blond. So, if you feel thatbelittling me because of the color of my hair will get a few laughs, goahead, I'm proud to be blond and I'm not the only one.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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SecretNonConformist said...
Feb. 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm
When I was younger, I had blond hair. It's a gorgeous color and I am not stupid in any way. My hair has changed since then, and I do miss it. Even though I know the stereotypes, I'd like to dye it back. It's hard to call someone a dumb blonde when they're in AP classes, right?
Beautiful-Lies said...
Dec. 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm
The history to the dumb blonde thing is actually because in the "old days" for lack of better terms, blondes were considered the most beautiful. Because of that, they wouldn't bother themselves with anything that they had to think about. they figured that they could just get by on their beauty.
But that was just some random knowledge for you sorry, I really like how you put your thoughts out onto paper, good luck with writing ^^
oh and please excuse my writing troubl... (more »)
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