posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 02:19 AM
Cool thread idea! S&F'd. Hm. I can't think of any at the moment but surely many will come to mind eventually. A guy friend recently told me of a
double standard he hates but he's kind of a woman hater so I am afraid to mention it here. lol There's a lot of double standards between the sexes
but those are pretty obvious so I'll try to avoid those and get creative.
Ok here is one I noticed in school a lot:
'Brainiacs' were cut a lot of slack in athletics because 'not everyone is physically inclined' but I never saw jocks getting A's in chemistry
just for effort because not everyone is 'intellectually inclined.'
Ok that is stupid and it's late but I'm trying!
I guess the point of that one would be those with gifts in areas like athletics, the arts, or
philosophy are often perceived to be 'bad' students. The Right Brain vs. Left Brain elitism, Intellect over art. As if intellectual gifts were
automatically more respected than artistic gifts. Of course I can see how intellect is more 'practical' but I would often see students involved in
athletics or the arts be treated like back of the class students whether they were or not.
A lot of others are coming to mind like race, gender, wealth, etc., double standards but the above is one that doesn't get talked about too often.
[edit on 7/8/2008 by AshleyD]