'Outnumbered' Roundup: Women See Other Women in Red As Sexual Threats?
On today's "Outnumbered," Sandra Smith, Harris Faulkner, Andrea Tantaros, Jedidiah Bila and #oneluckyguy Arthur Aidala discussed a new study that reveals women wearing red are more likely to be viewed by other women as sexual competitors.
Smith agreed with the study – which involved test subjects being shown pictures of people clothed in different colors – and pointed out that red is the color of passion, fire and blood.
Aidala likened a red dress to a red car, something that draws eyes and exudes confidence.
Tantaros agreed but summed up that if she can’t introduce a guy to a woman in a red dress, then it’s not the right guy.
Watch the full clip above.
The "Outnumbered" panel also discussed a Washington DC school district that is doing away with the standard A’s B’s and C’s for elementary school students' report cards.
The district says the new grading scale – ES for exceptional work, P for proficient, I for in progress and N for little or no progress – gives a fuller picture of students' academic progress, but some parents are confused and wondering how their students are really doing in class.
Faulkner said these new grades don't have the same meaning and take away some of the competition of school, and Bila said there should be harder definitions for what “P” or "I" actually mean in numbers or percentages.
Aidala, on the other hand, pointed to his 8-year-old and suggested that a competitive school atmosphere may be good for high school, but for elementary school children, these ratings give enough information for parents to work with.
Smith agreed that a competitive atmosphere is necessary later in the education process, but at such a young age, students just need to be encouraged to show up and learn.
For parents who are concerned about not getting enough information on their child's academic progress, Bila said teachers can give more personalized, detailed feedback and further recommended that if parents have any questions or issues, they should contact the school and ask.
Watch the full discussion in the clip below.