Women`s History/Blonde


I'm writing paper about women and I got stuck please help me... :) Do you have any idea the beginning of Dumb Blonde stereotype in US? Do the stereotype of Dumb Blonde still  exist in US today? Do this stereotype has a bad effect to women in US today?

thanks for your help :)

Dear Drake:

I have no information on how the "dumb blonde" stereotype got started, whether it still exists in the US, and what its effect on women may be,but there's a Wikipedia article about that at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_stereotype

Best of luck with your paper!


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I am one of the founders of the second wave of the women`s movement. I was a founder of NOW and FEW (Federally Employed Women) and the first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). I am an expert in the history of the women`s movement in the 1960s and '70s, especially in the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited employment discrimination based on sex, among other things.


I have been involved in women's rights since 1965.

I belong to NOW and the Veteran Feminists of America nationally and the Brandeis University National Women's Committee in Sarasota, FL. I am a member of the board of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Sarasota, FL. My writing has appeared in law and other journals, newspapers and magazines, both in hard copy and online, all over the world. Examples are the "Washington Post"; the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Journal for Jewishgen.com; "Outlook," Canada's progressive Jewish magazine; The Philippines Law Journal; "Common Sense," an international law journal; "Jewish Affairs," in South Africa; and "Frontiers," a feminist law journal.

I have a B.A. from Cornell University, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and an LL.B. from the University of Miami School of Law, where I graduated first in my class.

Awards and Honors
Superior Performance Award at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission); Medal of Honor from the Veteran Feminists of America; induction into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame; inclusion in various Who's Who of Women publications; inclusion in "Women of Achievement in Maryland History" reference work; Women at Work award.

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