Here's Proof The 'Dumb Blonde' Stereotype Is Completely Not True
Science finally proved correct what your aunt who dyes her hair said for years: Blondes really do have more fun.
The reason? Because they're laughing all the way to the Ivy League about how much smarter they are than all of us. So take that, stereotypes!
A recent study published in Economics Bulletin basically punches the "dumb blonde" stereotype in the face. According to researcher Jay L. Zagorsky, women with blonde hair have the highest IQs of any other hair color.
Using data from a national survey in 1979, Zagorsky tracked white men and women of the Baby Boomer generation from their teenage years to today. By analyzing their IQs based on hair color, Zagorsky found blonde women actually have higher IQs than women with brown, red or black hair.
He also found blonde women are more likely to be classified as geniuses and less likely to have low IQs.
Of course, there are a few things to take into account here.
First, Zagorsky did not find a statistically significant difference between the IQs of brunettes and blondes. Second, many scientists doubt the IQ test can really measure overall intelligence. Third, not all blonde people are white, but that was the only demographic the study covered.
Still, I think it's safe to say the "dumb blonde" stereotype is total bullsh*t. Zagorsky wrote in a blog post,
If you have believed for years that blondes are less intelligent, stop perpetuating this myth.
After all, let us not forget Elle Woods.
Maybe, let's all just not judge a person's intelligence by what he or she looks like, OK?