5 Things All Blondes Are Tired Of Hearing
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5 Things All Blondes Are Tired Of Hearing

"You're blonde, so you must be dumb."

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5 Things All Blondes Are Tired Of Hearing
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After 20 years of being blonde, there are just some things I am sick and tired of hearing. I love being blonde and I don't think I will ever want to change my hair color, but I do wish I could walk into an interview and not feel like I have to prove that I'm not dumb because the interviewer already has preconceived notions due to my appearance. I wish that guys didn't just assume that I am easy due to my appearance. All blondes struggle with being stereotyped, so here are 5 things all blondes are tired of hearing.

1. Blonde jokes

I can take a joke. It's just not funny after the hundredth time I've heard the joke. I don't need to hear another joke that goes something like, "How do you sink a submarine full of blondes? You knock on the door." It really is funny at first, and I am not easily offended. I just don't want to hear these kinds of jokes anymore because, frankly, they've gotten old.

2. "You're blonde, so you must be dumb."

I hate that people assume from first glance that I am stupid or lack some amount of intelligence. I have a 3.95 GPA, so I'd say I have some intellect. Some of the smartest people I know are blonde. Hair color has no effect on intelligence. It has even gotten so bad that whenever I meet someone for the first time and say something stupid or get the answer to an easy question wrong, I feel like people will automatically think I'm stupid. I'm human and I should be allowed to forget things without worrying about whether someone might pre-judge me based on my hair color.

3. "Did you dye your hair blonde?"

Why are people, especially brunettes, obsessed with asking me if I dyed my hair blonde? Does it make me less of a person or less beautiful if the answer is yes? Blondes are not superior to brunettes and whether or not I dyed my hair should not make you feel better about yourself. It also does not make me fake. It means I was unhappy with something about myself and loved myself enough to change it to make me happy. If you're really just curious then that's fine too. I'll answer honestly. I have dirty blonde hair naturally and dye it lighter because I don't like my dirty blonde hair color at all. However, if you're going to ask in a snobby, ask-it-with-a-laugh kind of way, then yes, it's completely, 100 percent natural.

4. "You're having a blonde moment."

No, I'm having a human moment, thank you. Everybody makes mistakes, including brunettes and redheads.

5. "Your hair is so pretty!"

I had to include at least one nice comment. To be honest, I hear a lot more compliments about how my hair looks than jokes about how my hair color makes me dumb. I don't know if this is because society is starting to recognize that not everyone fits his or her stereotype or because people get nicer as they grow and mature. It seems as though people have stopped underestimating blondes as much as they used to. We still have a long way to go, my blondie beauties, but I think we're starting to destroy the dumb blonde stereotype.

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