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Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

5 Things Women Are Judged More Harshly For Than Men

Posted 03.07.2014 | Women

When it comes to gender, double standards are alive and well. Let's face it: despite all of the advances toward gender equality, many people still exp...

What This Commercial Gets Scarily Right

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women

"Don't let labels hold you back." That's the takeaway message from a new Pantene Philippines commercial, which first aired in November 2013. The sh...

Do Men And Women Have Different Sexual Regrets?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

In an ideal world, no one would regret their informed, consensual sexual choices -- or feel like their sex lives need to fall in line with what's ster...

Double Standard for Women: Democrats and Republicans on Common Ground

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

The challenge for women regardless of party in the blood sport of politics is to succeed without appearing to want success. To win a fight without being scrappy. What's admired as "bold" in men is scorned as brash in women. What's sharp is shrill.

The Great Halloween Double Standard

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.26.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Hello, Mr. Ghostbuster. His barely there, tight coveralls (Coveralls, you think, quickly wracking your brain for a clever line like, "Looks like those coveralls don't cover... all") do little to hide the outline of his packed pecks, his astonishing abs, his tight titanium glutes.

The Insulting Double Standard I Wish Would Disappear

Mike Spohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Mike Spohr

It's sad that in a situation like that, people are so quick to think "kidnapper" instead of "father," and that probably says something about how our society views men and fatherhood.

The Last Time You Saw a Congresswoman Naked on Twitter Was Never

Susanna Quinn | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Susanna Quinn

I'm not suggesting for a moment that women are less capable than men of wrongdoing. But it is rather evident that women in politics seem vastly less inclined actually to fall victim to the temptations of sin.

If George Zimmerman Was a Cop, He Never Would've Been Charged

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

When it comes to civil lawsuits under Title 42 of the civil rights act of 1982, the police have broad immunity from "harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably." But when it comes to criminal charges, no such blanket immunity exists.

Everyone Lies About Sex, Study Claims

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Women

Does everyone lie about sex? A study led by professor of psychology Terri Fisher of the Ohio State University at Mansfield, published in the April...

What Hating Gwyneth Paltrow Says About Us

Nico Lang | Posted 07.21.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Two-thirds of our most hated celebrities are women, and females count for seven of the top 10 slots. What makes Gwyneth Paltrow 20 times more hateable than Chris Brown?

The Gender Double Standard: What Message Are We Sending Our Boys?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Why is it OK for girls to be "tomboys" while boys are often ridiculed?

Older Women, Younger Men: Is There a Double Standard?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Melissa Chapman

I'll admit it -- I've always had a sugar daddy complex.

A Harsh Lesson for Our Daughters: My Open Letter to Taylor Townsend

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

Dearest Taylor Townsend: It is when life tells you "no" that you must stand tall and insist "yes!" There will be roadblocks in your path, but know that you stand on the shoulders of many tenacious, unyielding, celebrated sisters that have created the path that you must now follow.

Romney's Ridiculous Double Standard Presents Gigantic Opening for Obama

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Romney's conveniently rewriting his own record. This is what spin is for, of course, but Mitt has just opened the door for a realistic comparison of the numbers, even if the Romney team (or the Obama team, for that matter) hasn't realized it yet.

A World Aids Day Plea To Women

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 01.31.2012 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Give the women in your life the confidence and freedom to be their own woman, free from judgment and free to pursue a sexually healthy life. 

The Face Of Christian Terrorism?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

For all of the Christians who have expressed outrage in recent days, you need not worry. You're safe. No, the guilt-by-association principle does not apply when unspeakable violence is carried out in the name of Christianity.

MOCA: 'Double Standard'

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When Jeffrey Deitch, director of the museum, announced plans for his first exhibition -- the tribute to filmmaker and artist Dennis Hopper -- it was met with some disappointment.

Retire Ari Fleischer! The Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Dishonesty Behind Helen Thomas's Retirement

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Halper

More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

What Underlies Reactions When Islam Is Insulted?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Kelhawk

In the West, we believe that when someone moves a disagreement from the issue to a personal attack, it is because their case is weak. But can we make that assumption with other cultures?

Double Standard for the Times; But Then Why Not? Bloomberg Owns This Town

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

In the mind of the Times, accountability for billions of dollars in tax funds for public education meant that one man alone, namely Bloomberg, should continue to have total control.

Adam Lambert: A Fine Example Of The Sexual Double Standard

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Logan Levkoff

What is it about Adam Lambert that infuriates and scares people? Is it that he is both masculine and feminine enough to be considered sexually attractive to many of us, regardless of how we identify?

Hell Hath No Fury Like Hillary Clinton

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natalie Holder-Winfield

Yesterday, I cheered when I read the transcript of Sec. Hillary Clinton's response when a student asked about Bill Clinton's thoughts on foreign policy, but I could see the double standard coming.

Arthur Delaney

Geithner: No Double Standard For Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the administration holds bailout beneficiaries...

The Double-Standardization Of Double Standards

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Surely there is nothing new about double standards in business and finance, especially in the current crisis. In fact, there may even be a rising double standard for what constitutes a double standard.