Someone asked on Reddit “What is a male/female double standard that really drives you crazy?”, below are the best responses we found
1. Single parents. Single father? He’s a hero! Single mother? She’s made questionable life choices and is probably easy.
2. This one might be just where I live, but I notice it a lot.
When a guy holds onto his V-Card he’s labeled as incapable of picking up chicks. But if a girl is holding onto it then she’s praised for it.
3. I was at wedding recently where a drunk bridesmaid was trying to pick up any single guys she could. She latched on to a coworker and wouldn’t let go. She was literally grabbing his junk and trying to rip off his shirt. I ended up stepping in and reminding her about the finer points of consent (like “no means no”).
when I tell the story most people go “lucky guy”. Because a guy isn’t allowed to not be interested in having sex with someone? Come on!
4. Once my sister had a pool party at our house when she was 14 or so. I was 12. I was the only boy and still wanted to swim so I hung out with them. All the parents were inside the air conditioning. When I was out of the pool they thought it would be funny to pants me and take my suit. There were like 8 girls so I couldn’t do anything and they held me and laughed up a storm. They kept me that way for what felt like an eternity although it was probably only a few minutes. I ran in to tell my folks, crying that kid cry where you can’t catch your breath. They did nothing. Opened up the sliding glass door and yelled “leave him alone”. That was it.
I think back to that and try to think of an adults reaction if it was 8 of my buddies and we were 14 and we did that to a girl.
5. Girls at club can be very pushy and forward about hooking up with a guy. Other way around it’s borderline sexual assault. This is coming from a girl.
6. When was the last time you saw a man in a yogurt commercial? I like yogurt too, dammit.
7. I’m a female doctor, and I frequently fly with a few items of medical equipment (stethoscope, otoscope, etc). I put it in its own separate bag/bin, because they always search it. The TSA agent, while searching the bag will ask everyone else in line, “Sir, are you a doctor?” before finally turning to me and asking “Miss, are you a nurse?”.
9. I’m getting married in 22 days.
Every (no exceptions) professional involved with putting on our wedding has emailed my fiancée, but not me. She’s had to forcibly insert me into the conversations. Even when I am the one who sent the initial email.
The wedding coordinator actually ignored her adding me to the email conversation the first time. She had to add me a second time.
When we talk in person, they attempt to pull her off to the side and discuss the events away from me, since it’ll all be up to her.