The color of women's hair is something that throughout history has generated many prejudices both among men and among women themselves. Beyond intrinsic machismo in this type of thoughts, there is a psychological component that reinforces these types of beliefs. Let's see what it is.
- 1 A deep-rooted prejudice in our society
- 2 Experiments in this regard
- 3 Overcoming these beliefs is not easy, but necessary
A deep-seated prejudice in our society
The question of whether blondes or brunettes are smarter or the myth that blondes are dumb are prejudices that are very established in the citizenship and that are hard to tear down.
These stereotypes are closely associated with the model of society in which women continue to be valued and judged by their physique and in which, in addition, in which men continue to fill most positions of responsibility and there is still a significant wage gap.
However, as we can imagine, there is no scientific evidence to support any of these formulations. The explanation is rather psychological and social, because they are not yes social constructions that have been transmitted over the years, playing down the importance and negative weight to be treated as a kind of joke or joke.
However, these types of statements have nothing innocent, as it may seem, if not what hide an important discrimination Many people suffer directly in their real life.
The reason for this is that blonde women are usually associated with an ideal of beauty. This causes them to be labeled as superficial and, therefore, silly. However, beyond the question of beauty is something completely subjective and personal, it is not at all proven that blond and beautiful women are therefore more silly.
This thought is what leads, by comparative grievance, to presuppose that the brunette woman is smarter and better leader. However, this is not fair to any person, since a judgment is made from a physical characteristic that does not explain or have anything to do with their abilities or their IQ.
Experiments in this regard
In this regard, different experiments have been carried out. One of them was done by a New Yorker, who conducted a test in the middle of the street to see how passers-by behaved in the same situation, one of them starring a blonde girl and another, the same girl but with a brunette wig .
The girl was wearing her skirt badly, so that she had part of her buttock outside, in the middle of the street. The result was quite curious.: When the girl wore the brunette wig, in just 15 minutes three people approached her to warn her of the problem with her skirt.
However, the girl with the blonde wig was almost an hour in the same situation and nobody came to say anything. They just passed by and looked, but none of the people who saw him went to let him know.
This little experiment makes us see how people, on many occasions without realizing it, judge appearances by beliefs rooted in our subconscious. That is, although we do not know, we have those prejudices that have been established since our earliest childhood.
The problem is that these myths are deeply rooted in the collective mind and it's hard to part with these subjective thoughts. This fact is also closely related to advertising, where brands have historically exploited the icon of female beauty, represented primarily by blonde women.
Overcoming these beliefs is not easy, but necessary
Therefore, as we say, it is difficult to abstract from all these beliefs, although it is necessary to make an effort not to fall into these types of thoughts that are totally discriminatory and unfair to the whole of our society.
And although it may seem that these types of prejudices do not harm and are even fun, they do have real effects on many people, since they are judged by their physical appearance and, worse, by something as superficial as their hair color.
This generates that there is greater inequality and even less opportunities to be offered to some people in the workplace. As for the personal section, it is also very dangerous to fall into these types of beliefs and judge people by their mere hair color.
In short, the color of the hair does not determine in any case the level of intelligence of any person. These types of prejudices are reinforced by a historical social environment which makes many people have this type of belief without any logical foundation.