'Outnumbered' Roundup: Sexism In the Classroom, Bedroom and Hollywood?
In today’s ‘Outnumbered’ roundup, Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith, Kirsten Powers, Kimberly Guilfoyle and #oneluckyguy Dominic Di-Natale discussed how men and women are treated differently whether it’s in the classroom, bedroom or Hollywood.
The American Civil Liberties Union is going after a Florida school district for operating single-sex classrooms and using what the group says are sexist teaching methods. Teachers at the Hillsborough County Public Schools district, the second largest in the state, allegedly used sexist stereotypes on students.
For example, girls were given a dab of perfume for correctly completing a task, and comforted if they made a mistake. On the flipside, if the boys messed up, teachers spoke in a firmer and more authoritative voice. As a reward, boys were allowed to bring in electronics for behaving well.
Di-Natale said this type of teaching creates dysfunctional people. “What we need is girls and boys to relate from an early age. We end up having better relationships as we turn into adults. It just works much better in the home."
Watch the segment below and tell us what you think about this type of teaching.
Did you know there are about 20 sexual dysfunction drugs for men? Up until now, there have been zero approved drugs for women. One under consideration is a "little pink pill" that would be the first drug of its kind to help female sex drives, if approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
So, is there a double standard? Smith said it probably comes down to the fact that it’s easier to identify when a man has a problem in the bedroom compared to women.
Faulkner spoke to Dr. Marc Siegel about the new drug before the show. Dr. Siegel predicted that the drug likely won’t be approved because it doesn’t address the problem. Perhaps surprising is the doctor’s alternative – Dr. Siegel said he prescribes Viagra to his female patients.
Check out what the other co-hosts had to say:
Is Hollywood suffering from a gender pay gap? The world’s top 10 richest actors are all men. Number one is Jerry Seinfeld with $820 million, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan with $600 million and Tom Cruise with $480 million, closely followed by Johnny Depp and Tyler Perry.
Di-Natale surmised that the reason no women are in the top 10 is because the blockbuster films are usually action movies led by male stars.
Smith argued that men's careers last longer in Hollywood, thus giving them more time to accumulate their wealth.
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