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.

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.

#1

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David Horsey Report

Etienne Pisano
Community Member
3 years ago

So true!!!! :-(

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#2

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beiibis Report

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Where should we place ourselves? :(

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#3

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Scott Metzger Report

Community Member
3 years ago

whatabout you huh?

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#4

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Archie Comics Report

Community Member
3 years ago

true

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#5

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Anna Maria Jung Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

You don't undersrand! It's the power of the uterus that protects you! (Search for nebezial on Deviant Art for refference). No, but really, while I understand and agree with the point of this comic, let's not forget that it's a fictive world we are talking about. Magic literally exists in that world, therefore armors and weapons tend to be magical and work thanks to magic, although it might look completely impractical.

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#6

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Sunny Street Report

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#7

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radrangy Report

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

You go girl!

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#8

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AlexandraDal Report

Community Member
3 years ago

what do ya mean bodytypes?

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#9

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Chaunie Brusie Report

Dima Less
Community Member
3 years ago

Based on this pic 4 out of 5 times - it is women who judge themselves.

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#10

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Robot Hugs Report

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

Double standards both ways in one comic. Finally <3

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#11

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beiibis Report

Zatch
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't think this is exclusive for girls. People get angry because they might that you should take care of your health. I'm so innocent...

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#12

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xkcd Report

Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
3 years ago

Fuk this stereotype, I'm the best at math in my class :p

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#13

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thecooperreview Report

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

That reminds me of the man who made the experience of signing all his emails by a female name for a week to talk about gender inequality in doing business. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-happened-when-a-man-signed-work-emails-using-a-female-name-for-a-week_us_58c2ce53e4b054a0ea6a4066

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#14

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Kate Ordie Comics Report

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

So damn true. One time I overheard my coworkers talking and these two guys were discussing about "girls who put makeup are so insecure, it's like they couldn't even go out without makeup if their life depended on it". Then another day in the same week, I was so tired I decided not to put makeup. The very same guy saying this was like "omg what happened to your face?". Yeah no wonder why women are "so insecure"...

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#15

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shortpacked Report

Community Member
3 years ago

Lol besides the point im picturing a female transformer ;p

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#16

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Brown Paperbag Report

Jade B
Community Member
3 years ago

Can I just say that I love the art style of this one? <3

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#17

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For Better Or For Worse Report

coffee zombie
Community Member
3 years ago

Women don't get round, they get curvy in all the right places. And that's sexy af.

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#18

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Matt Bors Report

Community Member
3 years ago

She isn't even spitting

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#19

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Immer Report

Community Member
3 years ago

Lol I get it

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#20

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deadeyedplasticdesktoy Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

If you're a true pro-life, instead of blaming a stranger, do something towards building a society where abortion is not needed. Same goes for (extremist) pro-choicers - instead of hating on some women's decisions, let's do something towards building society where abortion is not something a womam does because "she had no other choice".

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#21

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kendrawcandraw Report

Captain Planet
Community Member
3 years ago

I think only women have a problem with this. I can't imagine guy's really finding this a big deal. XD Also on the beach people sunbathe topless as well so. As far as armpit hair. Well you're free to do it. But people are also free to not find you attractive then. But there are all kinds of things people find attractive and not attractive so I don't really see a problem.

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#22

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Razzy Report

Emily Hart
Community Member
3 years ago

Totally worth checking out the whole series - way better and more balanced http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/sexism-feminism-comic-rasenth_n_5976660.html

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#23

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lingerieandlibraries Report

Laetitia
Community Member
3 years ago

True

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#24

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Brown Paperbag Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't usually use this letters but... WTF?

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#25

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Rasenth Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

The second one will always be an idiotic statement, for both male and female. I hear it a lot, yet don't understand why it's a race to get intimate with another person. It's a personal experience and (can be) something special, on top of that: It's none of another's business, and if those think it is, they're the ones leading a sad life. Sure, the term "Lucky at cards, unlucky in love" is on it's place in this regard, but luck can switch lanes now and then.

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#26

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howbabycomic Report

Sheila Stamey
Community Member
3 years ago

Have we totally forgotten how milf went ? Not that that was great but, seriously ? Which one do we pick? Can we just be who we are, male, female, or however, and just be happy? The insecurity is mind blowing to me, on behalf of the observer!

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#27

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Razzy Report

Community Member
3 years ago

a cup??

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#28

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Last Place Comics Report

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

To be fair, the vagina is the inside part. So...

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#29

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Scott Adams Report

coffee zombie
Community Member
3 years ago

I dont agree that only weak men show emotion. It's nice to see a man who has emotions instead of trying to act like they are made of stone, with no feelings.

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#30

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John Lydgate Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm more like the right half. And I'm fine.

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#31

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mcginty and sharpley Report

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

Is Aquaman going to be like that?

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#32

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Jago Dibuja Report

Amanda Sango Hibbs
Community Member
3 years ago

To be honest the tits on power girl were supposed to be an inside joke that kinda stuck.

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#33

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Cyanide and Happiness Report

Ivana
Community Member
3 years ago

We were playing around, play fighting when I kicked my husband in the balls. It wasn't on purpose and I instantly felt horrible as he spent about 5 minutes in pain on the floor. The worst he got me was an elbow to the nose that caused a nose bleed, and one where he slammed my back into the thermostat. Literally last week my husband asked "Why don't we wrestle anymore" and all that flashed through my head. I don't like the idea of women hitting men any more than a man hitting a woman. The only fighting I am okay with is play fighting.

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#34

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megacynics Report

coffee zombie
Community Member
3 years ago

That has never worked for me.

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#35

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Razzy Report

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't agree with this one. Men get a lot of pressure on their bodies, as much as women. There is not a single person I met who said that they should "accept themselves" as a way to solve their problems (with getting laid). On the same note, any magazine cover will show that makeup is not a way to solve problems, or there wouldn't be 254 pages of the "new amazing diet already used by 45 stars that will make you lose weight before you even realize it". And we also have countless articles on "accept yourself and screw who doesn't, you don't need them anyway"...

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#36

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Justin Hubbell Report

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

As someone who hate body hair, both are unacceptable. But I don't care about what they do as long as I don't have to touch them :p

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#37

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mamaiscomic Report

coffee zombie
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks painful.

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#38

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Everyday feminism Report

Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
3 years ago

I kinda like emotional boys more, like, atleast they aren't like those "badass" shitsacks like others. Also, expressing emotions is actually good for own body.

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#39

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John Lydgate Report

Luc Mailloux
Community Member
3 years ago

Wait... what is this trying to say, even? What I gather is that people will judge you regardless of how you look. Surprise!

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#40

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Daisy Bernard Report

Amanda Sango Hibbs
Community Member
3 years ago

This is why I like the medical field. Everyone dresses the same

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#41

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endlessorigami Report

Aarron Forste
Community Member
3 years ago

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guys shouldn't send smiley faces to other dudes.... it is strange.

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#42

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John Lydgate Report

Pasca Mouse
Community Member
3 years ago

I hate it when people are like " Looks likes someones on there period." it's so annoying

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#43

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Le Rage Comics Report

blugeagua
Community Member
3 years ago

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This one is actually quite misogynistic itself. This seems to be making fun of feminism and bashing women. The irony.

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#44

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spaceavalanche Report

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Disgusting ahaha I mean that hairy part showing up

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#45

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Pablo Stanley Report

Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
3 years ago

God, I hate women like that. They give the rest of us a bad name.

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