10 Examples of Double Standards

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 at Bhaskar Health 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.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

Dads are often praised for whatever they do for their kid, while a mother is often criticized for the same actions.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

We tend to reproach “those days” whenever we see a woman in a bad mood.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

The body hair topic is still a heavily discussed one.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

We relate differently to debates between men and women.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

And, of course, we relate differently to the appearance of gray hair as well.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

Even in fictional stories, when a man flies he’s a hero, but when a woman does that she’s a witch.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

We believe it’s ok for a woman to release her stress through tears and we consider a crying man a dweeb.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

We justify every mistake a man makes and generalize women’s mental abilities when it comes to tiny mistakes.

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

We have different body standards for genders:

10 Examples of Double Standards Many People Still Go Along With

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 guilty of any of the aforementioned double standards? What other existing double standards can you come up with?

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