Double standards mean applying the same rule or situation differently to one group of people than to another. Perhaps the most wide-spread double standards can be seen in gender-related matters but are also there in every other sphere of our lives. The most surprising thing is that oftentimes we ourselves apply those standards to the people surrounding us and don’t even notice it.
We call on ditching all existing double standards, but before that let’s figure out whether we are adherent to them as well.
We have totally different attitudes toward dads and moms.
Dads are often praised for whatever they do for their kid, while a mother is often criticized for the same actions.
We tend to reproach “those days” whenever we see a woman in a bad mood.
The body hair topic is still a heavily discussed one.
We relate differently to debates between men and women.
And, of course, we relate differently to the appearance of gray hair as well.
Even in fictional stories, when a man flies he’s a hero, but when a woman does that she’s a witch.
We believe it’s ok for a woman to release her stress through tears and we consider a crying man a dweeb.
We justify every mistake a man makes and generalize women’s mental abilities when it comes to tiny mistakes.
We have different body standards for genders:
We have a “You go, girl” attitude toward curvy girls with skinny guys and accuse slim girls of being materialistic when we see them with a heavier man.
Do you find yourself gu!lty of any of the aforementioned double standards? What other existing double standards can you come up with?