Equality is humanity's Holy Grail, the cornerstone of most value systems, but we have yet to reap all of its rewards. Sure, our society has tremendously evolved for the better during the last, say, 100 years, but a long journey is still ahead, and the vast array of double standards that still divide people to this day highlight this perfectly.


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The double standard definition states that it is a rule or a principle applied to different people or groups. The most prominent case of double standard examples to this day come from gender equality. What's usually okay for men, is not acceptable when done by women. Starting with beach attire and ending with lady bosses, society finds unnecessary ways to chime in about what's wrong and what's right.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of insightful illustrations that uncover the uncomfortable truth behind some everyday life situations, and it's (mildly) disturbing how accurate they are. Judging by these images, it's clear that sometimes terms like 'gender equality' are reduced to no more than a catchphrase. Scroll down to see the proof for yourself, and vote for your favorites.

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David Horsey Report

Etienne Pisano 1 year ago

So true!!!! :-(

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beiibis Report

Carris Butcher 1 year ago

I get fake geek girl all the time! I wear big glasses, I dress differently and I do occasionally play games. People I know say I'm trying to be a fake geek girl or gamer girl and I have no idea what they mean. I'm not trying to be anything I'm just comfy this way! I'm glad it's not just me who experiences this

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Scott Metzger Report

Zori the degu 1 year ago

Woman's face though: "I live among idiots. Honestly, do you think that I want your f***ing opinion?"

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Archie Comics Report

Leigh Kelly 1 year ago

flip ..this is so very true..and sad

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Anna Maria Jung Report

coffee zombie 1 year ago

Let's blame this one on Hollywood.

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Sunny Street Report

Aahzmandus Pervect 1 year ago

Finally, one where the man isn't an a**hole!

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radrangy Report

Isabel Tamayo 1 year ago

You go girl!

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AlexandraDal Report

Ana T. 1 year ago

so true lol

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Chaunie Brusie Report

Zori the degu 1 year ago

That's really annoying. I only have an experience as a passer-by or a witness but I can say some people indeed are narrow-minded enough to act like that.

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Robot Hugs Report

Anna Thouvenin 1 year ago

Double standards both ways in one comic. Finally <3

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