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  •  She reminds me of the stereotypical "blonde" (3+ / 0-)
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    who is the butt of so many jokes.  

    And is it just me, or does she look like she is about to give someone a blowjob in that photo?

    You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.

    by MikePhoenix on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 02:26:07 PM PDT

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    •  Lets be specific here. (3+ / 0-)
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      Stereotypical bleached blonde maybe. (maybe)

      I am so tired of the blonde jokes because people are born with blonde hair, it's genetic and it has nothing to do with their level of intelligence or lack thereof.

      Case in point, Brunette Alaskan Barbie.

      That bullshit babydoll baby speak crap foisted on us by Hollywood about blondes which was basically a throw back to how the Roman Empire viewed captured Celtic Women, thrown into brothels (hello human trafficking) is not acceptable.

      Absolutely not.

      Ellmers is just more proof that there are always people out there who will turn on their own kind of a hint of approval, a vote or a buck.

      "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

      by GreenMother on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 04:41:19 PM PDT

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      •  Just to be clear, I was suggesting that she (2+ / 0-)
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        resembles a stereotype. Was not suggesting that anybody's hair color or complexion has anything to do with their intelligence.

        You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.

        by MikePhoenix on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 10:19:13 PM PDT

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        •  It's unconscious. So I know that the commentary (1+ / 0-)
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          doesn't make you a bad person or that you feel that way about all blonds everywhere. I compared her attitude to Julie Brown's Because I'm Blond video from the 80s and thought later, I did the same thing.

          I didn't give a thought because I automatically go to Ms Brown's eye brows which make it clear in that video, that the carpet doesn't match the curtains (as they say), but then realized many people would not make the distinction or get that depth of irony because many stop at the blond stereotype.

          Its a discussion, not an accusation. Sorry if I made it feel otherwise.

          "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

          by GreenMother on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 06:04:32 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks GM! (1+ / 0-)
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        Peace and BLessings!

        “When you victim-blame, be aware that in all likelihood, at least one woman you know and love silently decides she cannot trust you.” ` Steph Guthrie

        by Penny GC on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 07:21:46 AM PDT

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