We all know the blondes jokes. We all know how some people portray themselves as a stereotype on purpose. Some just act "stupid" or "dumb".
What is that so-called stupidity actually based on?
For those who have read some of my ideas, know I'm theorizing a lot in an attempt to make sense of this crazy world, but I also "test" the validity of my theories. So here is another theory... I did not include physical originating stupidity on purpose, that's just a malfunctioning on a physical level and discussing that this way would be the same as trying to find an answer to why people in a wheelchair can't walk. (Enjoy the ride).
There is a strange thing going on, men seem to be attracted to "dumb blondes". Why? It reconfirms their need for the feeling of being superior, once gained they're "satisfied". They "have" someone who is "lesser" than them, so they'll feel better.
If you look at couples, a lot of times you see this inequality. Most of the times, the man is "better" than the woman and that gets "reconfirmed" throughout history and the media.
Feminist activists have been trying to battle that idea. At some point women started to have the right to vote and mind you, that's actually not very long ago. Women have been suppressed for a very long time and in some corners of our world still are! The weird idealistic image of the American 50's comes suddenly to mind. Women dressed as attractive and feminine as possible, yet posed in the kitchen to do the manual work around the house. No regards for her intellect. (Exceptions not included ).
Where did it all go wrong?
We all know women have a different point of view than men. (Sorry for stereotyping, but it's hard to illustrate something if you add all the nuances, details will crowd the view). Women are good at multi-tasking, men at things that require a pinpointed focus. (The more "educated" the persons involved are, the less these differences seem.)
In prehistoric times, men were the hunters, women were the gatherers. Hunting requires pinpointed focus, gathering requires an overview at all times (especially when you consider that the women also cared for the children). This is our historical blue-print.
Zap back to our current times, and look at the difference how men and women shop... Men enter a mall, head for what they want, buy and return home. Right? That's hunting! Women enter a mall, look around, discover bargains, nice things they like, see friends or meet new ones, they're all over the place (and know more about what is to be found in the mall than the man ever will).
Are these two examples different? I don't think so, the idea remains the same.
But one fact remains, our brains do differ. I dare to say fact, researches did show it, even to prove the validity of transsexuality. Yet the funny thing is that when we look at academics, they're no longer that different. Women can excel as much as men in that field. So when it all boils down to academic intelligence, we're equals. We are apparently equipped with the same tool.
So "stupidity" isn't an academic "stupidity", but we still differ.
Our current civilization is based on men's ideas. And in my opinion only due to the man-made rule "the strongest survives" and used it literal. If a woman didn't do what the man wanted? Violence. Why? Because men generally (warning: stereotype!) can't have the same overview thinking as women. It's just not in their nature. They just get lost in one single detail and will continue to bash on that to prove his point. He just lacks the capacity to see it from her point of view. Resulting in a frustration and a building up of adrenaline and we all know what that does in combination with a lot of testosterone, it creates aggression.
What happens when there is a heated discussion between a man and a women? It tends to be the woman saying something like "can't we agree on disagreeing?". Women aren't influenced by testosterone as much as men, thus remaining generally calmer and have more capacity to think.
I need to illustrate the above... There is a very bad myth going around which has been proven wrong on numerous occasions now. Google is your friend in doubt... The myth is that we only use 10% of our brain. Wrong. We might not use all of our brain all of the time, but usually throughout a day we have used 100% of our brain tissue in one way or another. If part of our brain is fueled with anger, we can't think straight. Men have the natural tendency to get angry (it's their blueprint!), due to the hunting necessity of prehistoric times. It was a great tool for survival, but no longer required in our current times.
So in essence women are currently the ones who have an advantage in surviving. If we're dropped back in prehistoric times, the things are turned.
But our current society is originating from ideas of men. Men with a pinpointed focus... Education is ruled by men... Trying to educate in a male thinking way. So if a woman can't understand that way, she's stupid? No, it's actually the man saying that who is stupid and can't understand her way of thinking...
If women were to rule... Schools would be a lot different, for example. If we could create a specific education system, tailored to the female brain, don't you think women would be as good at what they've learned as men who learned it according to their way of thinking?
I do, so in my view of all this, women are anything BUT stupid. The ones claiming that, just don't see the woman's logic behind it.
Our society is still created and maintained by mostly men, but in some aspects we see a shift. Volvo designed a car together with women. It's a step in accepting that women do think differently and require different tools to achieve the same. That does NOT make them lesser, or stupid.
To claim someone is stupid, it only means we don't see their "logic".
One last thing I did not touch on, was emotional/social intelligence and technical intelligence. There is a lot to say about that, and for a further discussion on this it should be included. I realize that all to well.
But for now I just want to finish with saying that we're equals, we just excel in different things, according to our blueprints.
I hope you enjoyed it, at least I did.
Love and peace!