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Double Standards

The Venomous Trio Of Racism, Hypocrisy And White Privilege Were Present At The 2016 Rio Olympics

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Racism, double standards, White denial and racial resistance are real facts of everyday life. However, for most people of color, we did not need the 2016 Olympic Games to shed light on such a grim and truthful reality.

Let's Ditch The Double Standards That Moms Face

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.02.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Woman have been struggling to combat double standards and create equality with men around the world for decades. Sure, we have the same rights as men, but there are so many double standards that are still applied to our lives.

The Real Pay Issue Women Should Worry About

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

The infamous "wage gap" has been a hot topic for years now. Women feel ripped off by putting on long hours, but getting way less pay than our male counterparts. Sure, it's infuriating when you find out that men make more than us doing the exact same job, but let's not forget where the problem lies. It's not a man's fault if he is offered more pay than we are, it is society's fault. More specifically, it's the employer's fault for practicing this behavior.

Allow This Feminist Anthem To Sum Up The BS Women Deal With Every Day

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.11.2016 | Women

Anna Wise, the Grammy Award-winning Kendrick Lamar collaborator, released a song and video for her newest single, "BitchSlut," on Monday. The dance-w...

Male Politicians Warn Exposed Boobs May Cause Society To Collapse

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics

New Hampshire state representatives are suggesting that society may collapse if lawmakers don't make it illegal for women to expose their breasts in p...

The Outfit That Got This Woman Kicked Out Of Her School's Gym

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women

When Grace DiChristina went to the Santa Clara University gym on Jan. 20, for a workout, she wasn't expecting to be thrown out for a dress code violat...

The Outdated Double Standard Plaguing Greek Life

Carly Stern | Posted 02.03.2016 | College
Carly Stern

We live in the 21st century. Modern women are proactive and independent, breaking barriers in every element of academia and the professional world. Yet the constrictions imposed by Panhel -- a women's organization -- do not reflect progressive societal changes.

Amber Rose Perfectly Dismantles Sexist Double Standards

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment

Just one day after she proved once again that Amber Rose is not to be trifled with, the model and author of "How to Be a Bad Bitch," has penned a no-n...

Michele Bachmann Tells The Story Behind THAT Newsweek Cover

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the summer of 2011, then-Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had improbably started to gain traction in her run for the Republican nomina...

Sorry Ladies: This TV Producer Doesn’t Want You To Wear Hats On Camera This Winter

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.06.2016 | Media

In a city where your spit can freeze midair in the winter, one TV news producer has reportedly told female reporters not to wear hats during live shot...

The Sexism A Young Barbara Walters Faced When She 'Asked The Tough Questions'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.04.2015 | OWN

Barbara Walters is known for being one of the most seasoned interviewers in broadcast journalism, but when she entered the field more than 50 years ag...

Mega-Viral Video Proves That Moms Face Judgment, No Matter What

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2015 | Parents

In a new video that's rapidly rising in views, mom and Facebook vlogger Nostril_Curl highlights the judgment women face when it comes to motherhood. ...

What Would Amy Poehler Do?

Annabel Acton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Annabel Acton

Double standards are so pervasive in society today. A guy who romances multiple ladies is a straight-up boss, but a girl who dates around is a "slut" ...

Ariana Grande: Tearing Down Double Standards?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

It follows that if you are in a new relationship and your partner asks how many sexual encounters you have had, you can have a clear sense of your history and how it came to be, free from guilt.

'Do I Look Like A Slut?'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

"Why do we need to reassure ourselves that we don't look like 'sluts?' And what is a slut, anyway?" Those are the questions videoblogger Hannah Wi...

Why Are You Still Single?

Susan Winter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Our modern world still conforms to an archaic double standard when it comes to the assumptions surrounding a woman who's single. When a high-value man is single he's viewed as "playing the field" or hasn't met the "right woman." When a high-value woman is single it's assumed to mean that men don't want her (for good reason.)

The Marriage Statistics That Women NEED to Stop Worrying About

Kali Rogers | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Should girls go out of state in order to be closer to their boyfriend's new occupation? Should they plan their life around someone who isn't their husband? Should they demand a ring before they make any big choices? And if they do so... are they now..."that girl"?

Do We Hate Impassioned Women?

Elizabeth Plank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Plank

Ever notice how anger helps a man command a room, but it often has the opposite effect for women?

Getting Off the Wheel of Misfortune: US Policy and Syrian Suffering

Lisa Schirch | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Lisa Schirch

Syria is yet another tragedy where the U.S. has no good options, and this is partly a result of its own inconsistent and contradictory policy and goals. Ending violence in Syria requires a long-term solution. There just isn't any quick fix.

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's Vulgarity Is a Symptom of Our Failing Society

Deborah Cruz | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
Deborah Cruz

Miley Cyrus may have stepped over some invisible moral line. She made us all uncomfortable watching, but so did Robin Thicke. They were both on the stage performing and equally culpable.

Don't Judge a CEO -- or Magazine -- by Its Cover

Gail Becker | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

Both founders of Google did it, as well as Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Richard Branson even did it on the cover. Yes, each of these attractive, successful and stunningly smart men graced the pages of GQ magazine. So why shouldn't Marissa Mayer do the same in Vogue?

9 Awkward Double Standards From The Conservative Movement

Katy Hall & Nick Wing | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, 41 Republican senators voted against expanding gun background checks. In doing so, they helped define the legacy of an expansive...

What's Wrong With This Cover?

Foz Meadows | Posted 04.04.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

I'm not impressed with the near-universal acceptance of "chick lit" as a pejorative.

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson and Hollywood's Weight-Race Double Standard

Sarah Springer | Posted 12.15.2012 | Black Voices
Sarah Springer

Although Jennifer Hudson is being praised for her recent weight loss, the extra weight she carried in the beginning of her career was never really presented as an issue. Neither have Nicki Minaj's curves. In fact, those voluptuous bodies are considered the norm when it comes to these entertainers of color.

What A Matchmaker Taught Me About Finding Love

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Weddings
Rym Tina Ghazal

And here lies her secret to a successful, long career of matching over 154 couples. She swears that, so far, she has had only one failure. Only one couple broke up soon after marriage from the ones she matched over a span of 12 years.