“Hmmm, Let me think… Oh Duh! I know!”
Posted October 9, 2009on:
Has anyone heard the saying, “In order to get a man where we want him, women should play dumb.”? Since I was in elementary school girls around me played the dumb role. I will admit that I even tried it, but found it too stupid. I also noticed at a young age that when my friends would act dumb around boys it would annoy me to know end. I wanted to slap some sense into them… but at the same time what they were doing seemed to work. Why is it that women playing dumb is considered “cute” or “attractive.”?
Many of us have seen the show “The 70’s Show,” which casts Mila Kunis, Jackie, as a gorgeous heart throb… she is cute, and funny, and… um… did I mention cute? Why is this obviously smart girl acting dumb and drawing in huge audiences? Mila grabbed the role of Jackie when she was only fourteen years old, tricking the producers into believing she would be 18 on her birthday… she did not mention which birthday. (Wikipedia).
Another actress who pretends to dumb, but is actually smart, is the famous Jessica Simpson. We all know her, and many of us like her. But, as we all know, she became famous for asking some very dumb questions… like asking if tuna was actually chicken, and thinking buffalo wings actually came from buffalos. Jessica claims to have an iq of 160! She also says that “People call me a dumb blonde and, to me, that’s funny, I always played into it because it’s fun. That’s me showing my imperfections that people can relate to, so they know I’m not perfect.”
If you read this article it explains how some famous actresses act, or acted dumb… and what they think about it. Pink does not find it cute, and apparently, neither does Paris Hilton- anymore. When I asked my husband what he thought of it, he said “it can be cute at times, but mostly it is irritating.” When I asked my brother though, he said, “Girls who dumb themselves down are annoying, but they’re easy to get into bed, and easy to get rid of. I wouldn’t want to be stuck with a girl who acted like that.” So, what do you think? Act dumb, or just be yourself?