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Name those double standards you encounter!!

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posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 12:44 AM
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Ok now I would like you to mention those double standards that you encounter on a daily basis. NOT just between men and woman but anything that can be considered a double standard.

For example, this colleague at work decided it was time for pay back:

History: this girl at work often goes into the gents bathroom and plays pranks i.e. switches off the hand towel dispenser which is automatic when you hold your hand in front of it it dispenses paper towel.

OK, the double standard! We always take this as a joke "hahaha, a woman went into the gents hahahahah" - you know what i mean?

So, this guy in the office decided it was payback! So, what does he do? He goes into the womens' bathroom, removes all the hand soap from ONLY one dispenser and replaces it with syrup!

HAHAHA funny? Yeah? We all thought so! BUT, he was almost fired NOT because of the syrup BUT because he went into the womens' bathroom... ala peeping tom? It wasn't like he was hiding. But not because he was caught red handed but because someone complained about the syrup and someone saw him coming out and he was asked and owned up.

But see what i am saying?

OK, what double standards do you live with daily??

[edit on 8/7/2008 by shearder]




posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 02:19 AM
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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.

Hm.

Thinking...

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]



posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 02:50 AM
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I see where you are coming from


I can't say i saw much of that when i was at school but i do see it emerging to a point where it IS noticeable!



posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 05:52 PM
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§ What do you call someone who explodes a bomb and kills
innocent people?

- A terrorist.

§ What do you call someone who drops a bomb from a plane
and kills
innocent people?

- A brave American pilot.
----------------------------------------------------------

§ What do you call it when a Palestinian uses violence
against the Jews
who have illegally occupied his land?

- A terrorist attack.

§ What do you call it when an Israeli helicopter fires
rockets at
Palestinian youths armed with stones?

- Self-defense.
-------------------------------------------------------->

§ What do you call it when someone gives money to a
government official in
return for favors?


- Bribery.

§ What do you call it when a large corporation gives money
to a government
official in return for favors?

- A campaign contribution.
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§ What do you call the form of government where a small
elite exploits and
intimidates the citizens?

- A dictatorship.

§ What do you call the form of government where a small
elite exploits and
intimidates the citizens, and the citizens can choose every
few years which
part of the elite should occupy the government buildings?

- A democracy.
------------------------------------------------------->
§ What do you call it when someone carrying a gun enters
your house and
steals your valuable possessions?

- An armed robbery.

§ What do you call it when a multinational corporation
supported by armed
forces enters your country and steals your valuable
possessions?

- Free trade.>
-----------------------------------------------------

§ What do you call it when a group of people take the law
into their own
hands and kill people without a fair trial?

- A lynching.

>§ What do you call it when the US takes the law into its
own hands and
kills people without a fair trial?

- Operation Enduring Freedom.
----------------------------------------------------

§ What do you call someone who steals from the rich and
gives to the poor?

- Robin Hood.
>
>§ What do you call someone who steals from the poor and
gives to the rich?

- The US government.

--------------------------------------------------------->
§ What do you call a weapon that can kill thousands of
people?

- A weapon of mass destruction.

§ What do you call a weapon that has killed 1.5 million
Iraqis, including
more than 500,000 children?

- Sanctions.
-------------------------------------

§ What do you call an army that will fight for whoever
pays the most
money?

- Mercenaries.

§ What do you call an army in Afghanistan that will fight
for whoever pays
the most money?

- The Northern Alliance (or United Front).
------------------------------------------------
§ What do you call an attack on the Pentagon, a command
and control center
in the US?

- A cowardly attack on American freedom and democracy.

>§ What do you call the destruction of an Afghan village by
US bombs?

- An attack on a Taliban command and control center.>
------------------------------------------------

§ What do you call it when just over 3 thousand people
were killed in the
September 11 attack on the US?

- An atrocity.

§ What do you call it when nearly 5 million people were
killed in the Vietnam war?

- A mistake.
------------------------------------------------------>
§ What do you call it when very rich people exploit poor
people?

- Greed and selfishness.

§ What do you call it when very rich countries exploit
poor countries?

- Globalization.
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>§ What do you call a foreign oppressor in the last century
that controlled
the economical and social life of a country?


- A colonialist power.

§ What do you call a foreign oppressor in this century
that controls the
economical and social life of a country?

- The International Monetary Fund.>

§ What do you call it when people are slaughtered?

- A massacre.

§ What do you call it when 100.000 to 200.000 Iraqi's are
slaughtered by
the US at a loss to American forces of 148 (46 of which
were killed by
friendly fire)?
- The Gulf War.
------------------------------------------------------>
§ What do you call members of the Ku Klux Klan, a white
racist organization?

>- American patriots.

§ What do you call members of the Black Panther party, a
black racist organization?

- Prisoners on death row.



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 02:20 AM
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Some VERY good ones MrMysticism!!

We don't always look at most of these like that do we.



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 03:38 PM
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Yeah, when I found that I thought, "Well I'll be!, I'd would've never thunk it!"



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 10:58 AM
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Freedom... that is the double standard that gets me.

You have free speech till you speak up... don't say the wrong word or use the wrong language... whats free about that...?

You can think what you want... lest it is some non conforming thing then you are mental, this limits you... whats free about that?

You can drive a car.. after you pay for gases, taxes etc...?

You live free... after you pay rent, taxes, lot fees etc...?

You can wear what you want... as long as it conforms to the norm of society...?

You can eat, do and go anywhere you want on the planet... as long as you have enough money....

See I know the reality, gotta pay taxes and all that...

I am just saying the double standard works a lot of ways.

My best friend use to tell me all that was wrong with me. So I got my act together, got it together really well. So I spoke up ONCE and told her what I saw that she need to improve upon. She went bezerk and left the friendship. That was weird and it was one of the worse cases of hypocritical behavior that I have ever experienced.



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