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Blondes: A Tale of Beauty and Humour
Blondes: A Tale of Beauty and Humour

Author(s): Christie Davies
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: BL Nonprofit Kft

Summary/Abstract: In Europe, the Americas and parts of the Middle East, all countries with at least some blonde population, blondes are universally seen as the most beautiful and desirable of all women. It is easy to demonstrate this. Yet at the same time “dumb blondes” are the subject of many hundreds of jokes about their alleged stupidity. In Hungary, a country with more than its fair share of beautiful women, the jokes have led to angry protests by Hungarian blondes who claim that they are discriminated against in the labour market. In November 2004, blonde women held an angry protest outside the Parliament building in Budapest, claiming they were being unfairly treated in the workplace and when applying for jobs. Blondes, both real and bleached, stood outside the ministries holding up banners that read: “We’re blonde not stupid” and “Love us for our minds”. The demonstrators who belonged to Hungary’s “Blonde Women’s Movement” also went and threw eggs and cake at a bar called “Blondy” to deface it and called upon the blonde barmaids working there to come out on strike.

  • Issue Year: VI/2015
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 28-32
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English