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What exactly are double standards, and what are some examples?

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Would the fact that guys like to watch girls go down on each other but girls don't like to see guys go down on each other be a double standard?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Also another big example is the fact that men will sleep around and people think he's awesome and call him a player while when women have sex with more than one person people will call them sluts and whores, etc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    An expectation for one and a different ecpectation for another. Last night on ABC it showed a double standard: An off duty police officer saw a woman beating up a man and did nothing. He stated if it had been a man beating on a woman he would have stepped in. That is a double standard. Most interviewed said that if the man was getting beat up, he probably deserved it but didn't feel the same of the woman.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A double standard is when different groups are treated differently for doing the same thing. The most famous would be that men who have lots of sex are praised for it, but women who do are hated and called sluts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A double standard is a rule that is applied to some situations but not to others.

    For example, women want to be treated equally to men, but also want men to continue to do such gentlemanly things as opening doors for them, which they would not do for men. This is a double standard.

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  • 1 decade ago

    hypocracy.

    men can still hold doors for women who are "empowered". I hold the door for men all the time, it's just common courtesy, whichever way it goes.

    a double standard is saying something is ok for one "group" and not ok for another. see link!

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  • 1 decade ago

    a double standard is a person who preaches the enviroment, then drives a gas guzzler

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