Post # 1
I can’t believe this made the news: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/16128778/teen-busts-essex-girl-stereotype-with-161-iq/
I mean, a teenage girl being intelligent… who’d have thought it possible? The shock of it all!
For those interested in the statistics, an IQ of 160 means 4 standard deviations above normal, i.e. the top 0.00003 of the population, i.e. 30 in a million. An impressive achievement (if one trusts those tests) but not what I’d call newsworthy.
Post # 3
Good for her! But so sad for society to think that a blonde, manicure loving, reality tv watching women (this case a young lady) can’t be smart. It’s like they’re sayin “despite of her being this way she is actually smart,” which is ridiculous!
But yes very impressive but you’re completely right, not newsworthy.
Post # 4
Siiggghhhhhh… it’s sad that this is even a thing. (That she is both smart AND a blonde girl!)
Post # 5
Yeah, I was very sad when I read this – though it’s not entirely surprising. I work in academia, am a natural blonde and enjoy wearing pink nail polish and skirts. The number of times I’ve had nasty reactions or had people take me less seriously because of it I can’t count on two hands. I now just go to work wearing glasses and no make-up, that seems to help.
It’s sad the world still thinks that appearance is a measure of intelligence. Good for her for doing so well, I really hope she succeeds at whatever it is she wants to do with her life!
Post # 6
UGH. I hate stereotypes.
I find it hilarious that it’s 2013 and the whole “dumb blonde” stereotype is still going on. We strive for equality in everything else ( LGBT rights, anti racial discrimination, gender equity) yet this is really discrimanatory. I am a natural brunette, and I coloured my hair blonde a few years ago (platinum blonde) and I noticed that I was treated a lot differently to when my hair was dark brown. I find that the people who label blondes as dumb just do so because they are too stupid to think of anything better to say
I don’t think this should have made the news. It just fuels the fire in my opinion.
Post # 7
I’m glad for her but I don’t know if it is really news.
@MissMfutureMrsB: I went the opposite way. I was naturally very blonde a few years back (now its a darker blonde) and decided to dye my hair brown. People take you alot more seriously when you have darker hair and it made me mad. Why can’t people just talk to each other and then decide if someone is dumb before just assuming they are cause of hair color.