Blonde women have had to dismantle the “dumb blonde” stereotype for a very long time. They can stand up against the brunettes and the gingers any day of the week. There is no research that proves the theory and blondes are more than glad to point out that fact to the non-believers.
It seems that although men like to promote the theory, that’s because they seem to feel superior to them because of the connotation of blondes being dumb. Nothing could be further from the truth. To prove that point, look at the list of some famous blonde women who rank right up there with some of the most intelligent and creative people in the world:
* J.K. Rowling – she came from humble beginnings, but proved to everyone that being a dumb blonde is a myth. Her “Harry Potter” series has made her rich and famous – and that’s not so dumb now, is it?
* Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield – these two clock in with IQ’s of 168 and 163, respectively, so if that isn’t bucking the stereotype, what is?
* Marissa Mayer – current president and CEO of Yahoo, after being an executive and spokesperson for Google. She is a pretty blonde and a smart blonde – and who wouldn’t kill for that combination?
* Hilary Clinton – former U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady. No matter what you think of her politics, she has shown the world she owns the “tough cookie” moniker. She is no slouch in the intelligence department.
* Martha Stewart – she is a businesswoman, television personality and writer. She may have done a stint in jail, but she didn’t get where she is today by being dumb. Just ask her banker.
* Jane Goodall – a British anthropologist by trade, she has many other hooks to hang her hat on, including over 40 years studying the habits of chimpanzees. She is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots&Shoots program. Not bad for a blonde, right?
* Karen Nyberg – she is an astronaut who spent 166 days onboard the International Space Station with a doctorate in mechanical engineering. She defies the “dumb blonde” myth with an overabundance of intelligence and beauty.
* Lisa Randall – a professor of physics at Harvard University, with previous professorships at Princeton and MIT. Back in 2007, she landed a spot on the list of the 100 Most Influential People from TIME magazine. Brains, beauty and a high achiever showing the world how wrong they are about blondes and what they are capable of.
This list is nothing less than impressive, and blonde women are proving the “dumb blonde” cliche is something to laugh about, but not to be taken seriously. In fact, that ‘s the only dumb part here – if you actually believe that blondes are dumb.