I’ve noticed lots of talk this week here at OHN and within many other areas on social media where people are addressing lots of concerns with double standards. Hobby Lobby wins a landmark case allowing them to refuse to cover all female contraception but male procedures are covered fully. I write a piece on why I believe: “Like a Girl” is insulting- dudes claim i’m supporting double Standards that benefit women and that it isn’t fair.
Now I was once told by one of my favourite behavioural psych professors some hilariously sad but factual truths about human beings and double standards.
1). Long as we have human beings, we will have double standards.
2). Human beings love double standards.
3). Human beings loathe double standards that don’t benefit them.
The third one i’ve found to be the absolute and utmost truth of truths that ever was a truth that did truthy things.
For every dude that complains about the fact there is a double standard that women get away with, that same guy is nae likely to speak disparagingly to those double standard that keep he and his ilk empowered.
For every woman who’s ire is raised over something men benefit from, will be less likely to feel the same about her own privileges.
Interestingly enough, each side claims the other has far too many double standards that benefit those sides greatly.
I wonder if that is true…. do men have more double standards that benefit them than women or no way.