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    Study: Blondes make men dumb

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    LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Encounters with blonde women such as U.S. film icon Marilyn Monroe make men's mental performance decline, a study has found.

    University of Paris X-Nanterre professor Thierry Meyer said the study he co-authored found that when men are around blonde women, their mental performance declines due to prevailing social stereotypes, The Sunday Times of London reported.

    The social psychology professor said study subjects were given general knowledge tests after being exposed to a variety of women, and seemed unconsciously to begin to "think blonde."

    "This proves that people confronted with stereotypes generally behave in line with them," Meyer said. "In this case blondes have the potential to make people act in a dumber way, because they mimic the unconscious stereotype of the dumb blonde."

    Although the finding appeared to reinforce the influence of stereotypes on behaviors and abilities, "EastEnders" and "Doctor Who" star Michelle Collins had a different take.

    "I don't think it's to do with hair at all; it's all about the breasts," the blonde actress told the newspaper.
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    I am far too intelligent to fall for blondes. I only had one ex-girlfriend who's hair was slightly lighter then mine.

    Nah.. I s''poose that it is the stereotype that blondes are stupid that make men "step down" because they don't want to act to "highbrow"I guess... in overall I find the behaviour of men around women at best unintelligent and at worst (esspecialy the younger boys) disturbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lögsögumaður View Post
    I am far too intelligent to fall for blondes. I only had one ex-girlfriend who's hair was slightly lighter then mine.

    Nah.. I s''poose that it is the stereotype that blondes are stupid that make men "step down" because they don't want to act to "highbrow"I guess... in overall I find the behaviour of men around women at best unintelligent and at worst (esspecialy the younger boys) disturbing.
    I agree. It is only in countries where the population is half or more blond that the stereotype fades. It is sad and tragic that people have formed a negative opinion about someone based on their racial traits. The same goes for red headed people.

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    I find it annoying when people treat me like I'm less intelligent because of my haircolour; oh, she made a mistake, must be stupid blonde. ^^

    I don't understand what makes blondes unappealing to people. *pout*

    Then again, I have this thing against ginger people... :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freydis View Post
    I don't understand what makes blondes unappealing to people. *pout*
    I don't know... in my case I just go for brunettes, redheads or for some reason Asian (but westernised) girls..
    Perhaps brunettes are more "desired" because some people claim that they have more temperament (or as we say here "pittig")


    Quote Originally Posted by Freydis View Post
    Then again, I have this thing against ginger people...
    Yeah, love you too :p (looking at my hair I seem to be slightly ginger)

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    I think the whole "blondes are dumb" thing is anti-Germanic bs.
    “Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people, a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs-Jon Jay, Federalist Papers

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    This stuff's nothing but a crock of shit. Blondes are the best, that's why everyone wants to be blonde. My hair is naturally dark blonde/light brown but I dye it light blonde cause I think it suits me better.

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    Wasn't Monroe a bottleblonde anyways?
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    The dumb blonde stereotype is bs.I heard somewhere that the stereotype was started during WW2, as another way to make Germany seem bad, i dont know how much truth there is to this? The stereotype is further perpetuated in hollywood because of all the stupid blonde's, but when you look at the hollywood actress's that are blonde almost all are fake blonde's.especially that one girl by the name of paris that seems to stupid to evan have sex.lol i know for a fact that on my mother side, almost all of the women are blonde, and they are strong,smart beautiuful women.i agree with one of the previous posts, the dumb blonde stereotype, is just anti-germanic BS.
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    Its as though the stereotype of "dumb blondes" has been created over the last century or so as a symptom of widespread "tall poppy syndrome", in part. Blonde women have historically been celebrated as more beautiful than their swarthy sisters :p and it seems that one generalised response has been to bring blonde women "down a peg or two", in an attempt to neutralise their threat to other (non-blonde) women.

    However, I don't think that's the whole picture...

    The fact that popularised dumb blonde characters began being created in Hollywood after the end of WW2, (a time when Hollywood was churning out light-hearted, cheerful, fantasy-based films with the intention of elevating the mood en masse of a war torn population, and encouraging the masses to return to "normal" domestic life as quickly as possible) makes me think that the stereotype was also propagated as a response to making men feel less threatened by a growing population of everyday women who'd left the kitchen for the workforce during the years of the WWs.

    Consider this scenario - Men return from war to find their naive, dependent little housewives have since become wisened, toughened, independent working women... this makes them feel threatened and worried about the state of society and family... hence, blonde (associated with infancy), unintelligent, ridiculously dependent (think Marilyn Monroe) women began dominating the silver screen... put there by a male dominated film industry. This new breed of infant-like starlets were intended to become role models for everyday women who were "supposed to" be happy to return to a life of domestic slavery... er, I mean, bliss.

    Its no wonder that everyone loves to hate blondes now... its not only that they may be perceived as a sexual threat to darker pigmented women... but no one ever really liked the thick-as-a-brick, baby-talking, sexually open blonde Hollywood startlets anyway... maybe they were amusing for a while... but irritating as hell after even a short time...

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