Magazine article The Spectator

Fair's Fair

Magazine article The Spectator

Fair's Fair

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Sir: I read Anna Blundy's article ('We blondes face prejudice every day of our lives', 25 August) with increasing disbelief.

She asserts that there is no other socially acceptable target for jokes. Perhaps I may refer her here to 'gingers' or the Irish. And I would contend that the abuse she suffers is more to do with her gender than being blonde. I do not notice my brunette friends getting any less than me. But all the women I know would be incredibly offended to note that Ms Blundy herself thinks that women regard other women as 'competitors who must be vanquished in order to win the prize of a man'. Really, grow up. As for her bizarre assertion that being attractive holds you back, clearly she has not read the numerous studies which prove the opposite is true.

It is women, not blondes, that Blundy needs to be fighting for. …

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