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10.
Being unfair with others yet enabling certain people to do what you didn't let the others do.

For example, you have a bowl of chips that everyone can eat from but you don't allow certain people at the party to have the chips.

Double Standards can also apply to genders. Like, it's not weird to see a woman wearing men's clothing but it's very odd to see a man wearing women's clothing. So double standards come in different circumstances.
(both men notice a shy girl)
Man 1: What's the matter with her?
Man 2: Oh, she's just shy.
Man 1: That's hot!

(the girls see Man 2)
Girl 1: What's his problem?
Girl 2: He isn't very social
Girl 1: What a creep!
Man 1: This is a Double Standard, my friends.
by Simplistic Seth August 02, 2012
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1.
When a situation is desireable for one group but deplorable for another. Typically used in reasons to support feminists feminazi, but completely ignoring the terrible double standard favoring them.
1) a) A father sexually/physically assults his daughter at a young age. She grows up to fear men and strives to stay away from them. ACCEPTABLE

b) A mother sexually/Physically assults her son at young age. He grows up to fear men and strives to stay away from them. LABLED AS PROFILING WOMEN AS EVIL AND UNACCEPTABLE.

2) A) A group of girls sees a male walking through a mall. They think he is attractive, and make comments about his butt, abbs, or crotch and giggle loudly. ACCEPTABLE

B) A group of boys see a female walking through a mall. They think she is attractive, and make comments about her butt, abs, or breasts while laughing. LABLED AS PIGS WHO ARE ACTING INAPPROPRIATE, TREATING THE GIRL LIKE AN OVJECT

3) A) A married woman does not have a job because she feels that it is the mans place to support his family and survives on his paycheck. ACCEPTABLE

B) A married man does not have a job because he feels that it is the womans place to support her family and survives on her paycheck. LABLED AS AN ABUSIVE HUSBAND WHO TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HIS WIFE

4) a) A war in america is started, and the military decides to instate a draft. A woman who does not want to fight states her ideas, even though she does not have to worry about it. ACCEPTABLE AND SUPPORTED

b) A war in america is started, and the military decides to instate a draft. A man who does not want to fight states his ideas. VIEWED AS A DISERTER AND A TRAITOR WHO WANTS NOTHING MORE THAN TO AVOID HIS RESPONSABLITIES.

5) A) A very feminist mother takes her young daughter and her friends out for a party. Durring the celebrations, a man happens to sit at a table next to them in a restraunt. The mother tells the girls to hurry up eating and leaves in haste because she thinks the man would be a bad influence. ACCEPTABLE, LABLED A BIT OVERPROTECTIVE

b)A father takes his young son and his friends out for a party. Durring the celebrations, a woman happens to sit next to them in a restraunt. The father tells the children to hurry eating and leaves in haste because he thinks the woman will be a bad influence. VIEWED AS BEING EVIL AND TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN INCORRECT VIEWS.

6) A) A woman has been treated poorly by men often but not constantly. She can be quoted saying "Damn all men." ACCEPTABLE, PEOPLE ASK QUESTIONS LIKE, "Poor woman, what happened to her?"

B) A man has been treated poorly by women often but not constantly. He can be quoted saying "Damn all women." UNACCEPTABLE, PEOPLE ASK QUESTIONS LIKE "What did that pig do to his wife that made her react a way he did not like?"

7) A) A young group of girls have a get together at someones house, and one boy is invited. The girls spend the whole time by themselves, and do not talk to the boy because they think boys are all stupid and should not be talked to. VIEWED AS NORMAL AND ACCEPTABLE, PARENTS PROBOBLY WILL NOT ADDRESS THE INCIDENT.

B) A group of boys have a get together at someones house, and one girl is invited. The boys spend the whole time by themselves, and do not talk to the girl because they think all girls are stupid and should not be talked to. VIEWED AS NORMAL BUT UNNACCEPTABLE. THE PARENTS WILL TELL THEM IT IS NOT RIGHT TO TREAT SOMEONE LIKE THAT BECAUSE OF GENDER.

8) A) A group of girls wants to participate in an activity that a group of boys are doing, and the boys say no because girls are idiots. UNACCEPTABLE, IF ADULTS ARE AROUND THEY WILL INSTRUCT THE BOYS TO LET THE GIRLS PARTICIPATE.

B) Later, the same group of boys want to participate in an activity the same group of girls are doing. The girls say no, because boys are disgusting and moronic. ACCEPTABLE, ANY ADULTS WILL TELL THE BOYS TO LEAVE THE GIRLS ALONE, REGAURDLESS IF THEY WERE INSTRUCTED TO LET THE GIRLS JOIN EARLIER.
by Zack the informer. April 21, 2005
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2.
Mathematically speaking, the obnoxious idea that it's OK for 56 to insult 82, but it's NOT OK for 82 to insult 56. Of course, 56 and 82 can be replaced with many different races, religions, etc.
#1:
A man sleeps with numerous women: Considered OK
A women sleeps with many men: Considered NOT OK

#2:
A woman physically hurts a man because she feels abused: ACCEPTED
A man physically hurts a woman because he feels abused: NOT ACCEPTED

#3:
A white person is successful: Assumed to be because of HARD WORK
A black person is successful: Assumed to be because of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

#4:
A black person does poorly on a standardized test: Assumed to be because of BIAS in the test
A white person does poorly on a standardized test: Assumed to be because of LAZINESS, LACK OF EFFORT, etc.

#5:
A Christian is a very strong believer and mentions his love of God: Viewed as HEALTHY and PASSIONATE

An Atheist is very strong in his belief of no God: Viewed as CRAZY, CONFUSED, MISLEAD, etc.

#6
An Atheist views Christians as unaccepting as a group: Viewed as NORMAL and is ACCEPTED

A Christian views Atheists as unaccepting as a group: Viewed as being UNFAIR and DOGMATIC

...I could go on forever. Point is: DOWN WITH DOUBLE STANDARDS! People aren't that different, and double standards only enforce all kinds of discrimination! GRRRR...
by MrCuddles November 09, 2006
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3.
A set of principles permitting greater opportunity or liberty to one than to another, especially the granting of greater sexual freedom to men than to women.
If a male has lots of sex, he's looked well upon.
If a female has lots of sex, she is considered a slut.
by N/A November 06, 2003
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4.
A concept that permits and excuses certain behaviors and actions from one group but violently opposes the same actions from another.

For example.

A bitchy self serving controlling female who steps all over men and uses them for her own selfish benefits is considered a STRONG WOMAN.

But

A self serving controlling man who steps all over women and uses them for his own selfish benefits is considered a MALE CHAUVINIST PIG.

A black comedian whose entire act is poking fun at the way white people talk, walk, dress, dance, & act is a comic genius who gets rewarded millions a year and is catapulted into fame and stardom.

But

A white comedian who pokes fun at the way black people walk, talk, dress, and act is a racist pig who will get booed off the stage and his career is forever tarnished.

Woman: "I chose not to get married or have kids to pursue a career."

Feminist: "You go girl. So glad to see a fellow sister stand on her own two feet and maintain her independence and individuality and not submit herself to the oppressive patriarchy"

Woman: "Why thank you. I also heard that Eddie also decided not to get married or have kids to pursue his career".

Feminist: "What's wrong with him? Afraid of commitment? Too irresponsible to be a father? So shallow that he puts money and a career above having a family?"

Woman: (Thinking to herself) "Hmm isn't that a double standard?"
by locksmithite July 10, 2008
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5.
When someone is allowed to get away with something others arent. when a particular standard is applied to a certain group but not another. this doesn't necessarily apply to gender but everything.
Politicians complaining about pet projects and pork spending as a problem but still pushing their own through because theirs is obviously more okay is a great example of double standards.

The smaller pay black soldiers receive was also a double standard
by Sawicks March 12, 2009
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6.
Anything which is okay for a particular group of humans to engage in but completely unacceptable if another particular group indulges in it.
A group of girls at a party scan the place for hot guys. They comment about their physical attributes, scorecard them and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. Labeled as ACCEPTABLE and CUTE.
A group of guys at the same party scan the place for hot girls. They comment about their physical attributes, scorecard them and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. Labeled as MALE CHAUVINIST PIGS WHO OBJECTIFY WOMEN. This is a double standard.

A girl refers to a guy's junk as his 'package' or 'dick'. ACCEPTABLE.
A man refers to a woman's privates as 'boobs', 'tits', 'pussy' etc. UNACCEPTABLE. This is another double standard.

A woman who doesn't want to get married and lives alone. Labeled as STRONG, INDEPENDENT, LEVELHEADED.
A man who doesn't want to get married and lives alone. Labeled as A COMMITMENT-PHOBIC WIMP WHO CAN'T HANDLE A FAMILY.

Double standards suck!
by Bongololona April 14, 2012
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7.
Applying different sets of rules to the same principals especially when they are both equally as bad
1- The word "fuck" is edited out from the daily newspaper, however the word "shit" and stories of a sexual nature are published without censorship and question even though all of these principals are taboo.

2 - The police can mace an aggressive criminal and get a "well done" yet a member of the public who even uses spray deoderant to fight off an attacker is placed under arrest even though the law permits people to use "such forces as they deem necessary" to defend oneself/home/property. THIS IS CONSIDERED AN ACT OF HIGH TREASON BY WAY OF THE GOVERNMENT LEVYING WAR UPON THERE OWN PEOPLE.

3 - Marijuana, a relatively harmless herb is outlawed yet tobacco which is highly addictive and kills 10x more people than road accidents a year is, why? BECAUSE BIG NAME TOBACCO PAY THE GOVERNMENT TO KEEP POT ILLEGAL FOR FEAR IT WILL RUIN THEIR PRECIOUS TOBACCO CROP

all of these are a double standard
by Deeky March 12, 2012
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