What Are Your Thoughts On Double Standards?

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[[refers to any set of principles containing different provisions for one group of people than for another]]

Need an example? Here's one of the most common double standards (in gender): a man can has had from 5-10 sexual partners and is praised for it, while a woman who may have had 5-10 sexual partners is degraded and called "washed up", a hoe, slut, etc.

A double standard, thus, can be described as a sort of biased, morally unfair suspension (toward a certain group) of the principle that all are equal in their freedoms. The proverb "life is not fair" is often invoked in order to mollify concerns over double standards.

Is it right? No, but that's a double standard for ya! So eyeAsk: What are your thoughts on Double Standards? What are some double standards that you don't agree with? ALL RESPONSES ARE WELCOME!

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  1. t i f f a n y said...:

    I hate the male/female double standards. The one mentioned above is the most common, but I also hate the double standard on domestic violence.

    If a man hits a woman, its a HUGE deal, but if the tables were turned, I doubt that it would be any fuss or an issue at all.

    We can't blame anyone except for society.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I do not like double standards either. i get what youre saying with the domestic violence thing. i actually never thought about it like that. i hate when people use the N word and then get mad when other people say it. you have to lead by example.

  1. DANiE said...:

    It is interesing to compare this issue to the "nword"


    We can blame society but I think the blame lies mostly on ourselves. We often accept what society has given us and live by it instead of standing up for our own true beliefs. (food for thought)

  1. Ja said...:

    All points are valid. I agree with Danie when she says that we have ourselves to blame, but when its you versus society its hard to be heard or just ignored by such a big issue. Honestly I never think that the stigma behind double standards will ever be broken, especially the domestic violence one - and men being praised for having X amount of partners while women are dogged out.

    I think one of the issues is that we need to nip it in the butt at home. Parents do it to their children (when the daughter can't have guys stay over or in their room, but a son can) or when a son has to go out and work, but the daughter is spoiled...its just embedded in our society in so many different ways.

    I could go on, but i wont

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