Some people email me to say " you've misspelled blonde!"
No I haven't. There are two ways to spell it. Blond refers to males, Blonde is for women. Being a man, when I registered blondfrombirth.org, I wrote it the male way.
The problem is that most of the time you see mention of blonde it is referring to women, so you are more used to the E. But both are correct spelling for the right sex. [of course many times the correct spelling is b-l-e-a-c-h-e-d-b-r-u-n-e-t-t-e ]
But what about when referring to blonds in general? Good Question.
--Webster says; blond 1. having light colored hair and skin. 2.light colored. Also blonde -n. a blonde person. -blonde n.fem -blondness n.
--The Penguin Concise English Dictionary; blonde,
blond n. and adj. (person usually woman) having fair hair and
complexion. ((dumb b. (coll) pretty but very stupid fair-haired
[well fuck you penguin. But they also include other slurs, suck as nigger, wop, limey, and, jew; a miser. Sounds like Sophism to me; a clever but false belief.]
--American Heritage: blond also blonde (adj.
blond·er, blond·est )
A person with fair hair and skin and usually light eyes.
A light yellowish brown to dark grayish yellow.
Having fair hair and skin and usually light eyes: blond Scandinavians.
Of a flaxen or golden color or of any light shade of auburn or pale yellowish brown: blond hair.
(coll) Light-colored through bleaching: blond furniture.
[Middle English blounde, from Old French blonde, of Germanic origin ]
>>>So either you're a person or just a piece of furniture.<<<
-- Dictionary.com: blond adjective, -er, -est,
adjective 1. (of hair, skin, etc.) light-colored: the child's soft blond curls.
2. (of a person) having light-colored hair and skin.
3. (of furniture wood) light in tone.
4. a blond person.
5. silk lace, originally unbleached but now often dyed any of various colors, esp. white or black.
--Microsoft Word: says both Blond and Blonde are properly spelled; synonyms; fair haired, pale, light colored, flaxen.
Notice the repeated mention of light hair and skin, Scandinavian or German ancestry.
Blond is not a hair color but a racial identity.
Why is it not protected like other peoples birth characteristics?!
Why are people who copy us not viewed as
Mimicking Blacks, Asians, Indians, or Jews is seen as a disgusting racial slur. But dress up and 'act like' a stereotypical blond or blonde, and no problem.