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When a situation is desirable for one group but deplorable for another.
Double Standard. A concept that permits and excuses certain behaviors and actions from one group or person but violently opposes the same actions from another.
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
Frenemy has a family tragedy. "Thoughts and prayers."
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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.

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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...
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From banning white people from saying a word, to men not being able to express themselves, thank you double standards for ruining the world.
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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
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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!
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