TODAY | November 20, 2013
>> with a photo that's generating some discussion in the army. take a look at this. do you see anything wrong with this photo? well, at least one colonel does. she says publicity photos like these, a beautiful female soldier send the wrong public imagine about the role of women in the military. here's what she wrote, in general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead.
>> the colonel goes on to right it might behoove us to select more average looking women for our communications strategy. in other words when it comes to pr strategy she thinks gritty is better than pretty. the army tells us this is a internal discussion and not reflective of policy.