The blonde stereotype, the stereotypical perception of blond-haired women, has two aspects. On one hand, over history, blonde hair in women has been considered attractive and desirable. On the other hand, a blonde woman is often perceived as making little use of intelligence and as a "woman who relied on her looks rather than on intelligence." The latter stereotype of "dumb blonde" is exploited in blonde jokes. The stereotypical blonde man has often been portrayed as a dehumanized antagonist or a villain in American films and television programs.
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“All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.”
—Roland Barthes (19151980)
“Are you going to bark all day, little doggie, or are you going to bite?”
—Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen)