Double standards mean applying the same rule or situation differently to one group of people and another. Perhaps the most widespread double standards can be seen in matters related to gender, but they are also present in all other areas of our lives.
The most surprising thing is that many times, we apply these standards to the people around us and we do not even realize it.
We ask that we drop all existing double standards, but before that, we will find out if we are adherent to them as well.
We have totally different attitudes towards fathers and mothers.
Dads are praised for everything they do for their children, while the mother is often criticized for the same actions.
We tend to reproach “those days” whenever we see a woman in a bad mood.
The subject of body hair is still debated a lot.
We relate differently to debates between men and women.
And of course, we also relate differently to the appearance of gray hair as well.
Even in fictional stories, when a man flies, he is a hero, but when a woman does that, she is a witch.
We believe that it is okay for a woman to release her stress through tears and consider a crying man a dweeb.
We have a “go girl” attitude towards curvy girls with thin boys and we accuse thin girls of being materialistic when we see them with a heavier man.
Are you guilty of any of the double standards mentioned above? What other dual patterns can you create?
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