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The double standard behind double standards…
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This is a thread for people to rant about unfair double-standards. Rather they be racist, sexist, or discriminate because of religion or age. It is also to discuss views on these standards. Also theorize about how the evolved and how they might be destroyed. I’ll start:

One of my biggest complaints is the connotation of double-standards themselves. When I hear that word I myself immediately think of something that works for men and screws women over. However, when I look into it double-standards are not always against women. In fact, from my point of view, at least here in America, there are more double standards against men than women, and on a larger scale.

For example: Here in America men are expected to pay more for car insurance. (A few states have abolished this because it -is- sexist) And yes, it makes sense that we do. Why? Cuz we historically and statistically get into more car accidents. Also, when we do get into them, they tend to be more severe than the common mishap with girls. It’s a statistical fact. So then on what grounds do I have to be offended? Well, men are also statistically better workers than women. But it’s illegal for a company to pay a man more money than a woman of the same position. It’s a double standard behind double standards.

It goes for race too. My uncle was recently turned down after applying for a job as a police officer. Why? Cuz he was white. They said that they needed to keep a certain percentage of the force African American, and Hispanic American.

Which lead me to further evidence of my theory. Recently they had a “Miss. Hispanic Oklahoma University.” But we’re not allowed to have a “Miss. Caucasian O.U.” Or even a “Mr. anything O.U.”
To further support my claim I recommend anyone here to watch, “Beauty Shop.” It’s a movie about black women in a beauty saloon. The whole movie is a constant attack against white people.

The next thing is that black people can call white people, and around here most of them do, “White trash” but if one of us pops up with the “N” word then its all over.

There are masses of sexist talk shows that discriminate against men.

There’s a “African American Youth Group of America” too. Needless to say there would be a riot if we started a similar group for whites….

They have a Gay Pride radio station on Yahoo radio.

On Oprah they had an episode dedicated to registered sex offenders who were female. (And no, this doesn’t contradict what I’m saying because they’ve had countless episodes dedicated to male sex offenders.) These women molested children and got away with sissy sentences. One of them got like 2 years probation, another got like… I don’t recall, a couple years in prison. These were small boys. Here, if a man touches a 15 year old girl he gets 20 years. Also, these women weren’t called perverts or pedophiles. No, people said they were, “Emotionally disturb and/or confused.”

Now, am I saying we should go on a white pride parade? NO! Quite the contrary actually! What I am suggesting is that we cast aside racial pride. Being born black does not make you beautiful or unique, just like being born white doesn’t make you superior to anyone else. I understand celebrating traditions, but being proud to be Gay? This is especially bothersome when it comes from those homosexuals who believe that people are born gay. (This is a theory that I lean towards.)

I think double-standards are all wrong. Period. People are equal. Male, Female, White, Black, Green, Blue, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Catholic. If we should be judge at all then it should be by our actions. Also, things like the African American Youth Group of America only further increase the distance and disdain between races. Its segregation!

Living in America I’ve begun to notice a pattern that preaches in an under-the-surface manor that racism and sexism are wrong unless they are against whites and males.

Of course, this may just be because I’m a white male. Being a white male I’m more inclined to notice discriminations against white males more than any others. However, I do know that there are countless double-standards against women, blacks, Mexicans, and everyone else too. I’m just saying that racism against whites is still racism. Sexism against men is still sexism. I notice the same sort of thing going against Christians. We’re hardly allowed to say anything about our religion on television or people get all offended and jump down the airing stations throats. However, I’m constantly hearing people talk about their New Age faith and the likes. (This being said I think that of all religions the Jews are hit by discrimination the hardest. Don’t believe me? Read Meine Comph. (I believe I spelt that correctly. In several countries nearby Israel it‘s the bests selling book. It‘s also a book written by Hitler. I believe, though wont swear by it, it‘s German for My Mind.)


Here’s another double standard that bothers me. Boy gets girl pregnant. Girl=whore, guy=guy. Right?


Similar to this they say that guys can sleep around and their “big men” (in my definition whores.) but girls sleep around and they are whores. I don’t think this one is a direct double standard. I think it something that has developed because people know that if they call a man a whore it most likely wont hurt his feelings. Typically a guy would brag about something like that, but a woman would be hurt. (This is a matter of generalization.)

None the less, society around here is twisted. They see a girl, the victim of rape, pregnant. They view her as a whore. They say, “well she must have wanted it!” Bla-bla-bla! This crap is stupid and I hate it more than any other double standard there is! It’s sooo ignorant! Makes my blood boil it does!

One other thing: I hate how the moment the Jews retaliated against the Muslims people started jumping down their throats. They showed dead Muslims lined up on the street, but completely ignored the fact that the Muslim leaders themselves said that their ultimate goal is the utter obliteration of the Catholics and the complete genocide of the Jews.


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wow i aint reading that.
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long post ^^0

But i read it all :3 and well i have to agree with what you said! I have noticed it too. I noticed that my whole life...
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My pet peeve is when girls are like "hey, give me some money for this kid," and I'm like "Jesus girl, you're the one who had him!" All they can think about is themselves. They think its cool for them to go have a kid and then make it my problem.
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My pet peeve is when girls are like "hey, give me some money for this kid," and I'm like "Jesus girl, you're the one who had him!" All they can think about is themselves. They think its cool for them to go have a kid and then make it my problem.


.......That's just... Oh, you know what? Nevermind.
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dontmindifido wrote:

My pet peeve is when girls are like "hey, give me some money for this kid," and I'm like "Jesus girl, you're the one who had him!" All they can think about is themselves. They think its cool for them to go have a kid and then make it my problem.


I just have to say I've now confirmed my observation that the general public does not read and randomly posts information that is irrelevant or contrary to the double standard being addressed.

Sorry SeraphAlford, but I'm lazy today and don't really feel like replying back with my commentary on social standards and human nature.
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....Dang it Jam! I was relying on you to get this going! Come back when you're not feeling lazy...
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For example: Here in America men are expected to pay more for car insurance. (A few states have abolished this because it -is- sexist) And yes, it makes sense that we do. Why? Cuz we historically and statistically get into more car accidents.


Oh now that's bullshit. We all know women can't drive. I am not being sexist I am being real. I will not get in a car if the driver is a woman.
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I completely agree, and just for the record I'm African-American
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n0odle wrote:


For example: Here in America men are expected to pay more for car insurance. (A few states have abolished this because it -is- sexist) And yes, it makes sense that we do. Why? Cuz we historically and statistically get into more car accidents.


Oh now that's bullshit. We all know women can't drive. I am not being sexist I am being real. I will not get in a car if the driver is a woman.


I dunno, I can recall at least three guys dying in car accidents during high school, and no girls. Maybe guys have good driving ability, but they are also crazy sometimes and like to do 90 mph around turns and wrap their cars around trees.
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"Similar to this they say that guys can sleep around and their “big men” (in my definition whores.) but girls sleep around and they are whores. I don’t think this one is a direct double standard. I think it something that has developed because people know that if they call a man a whore it most likely wont hurt his feelings. Typically a guy would brag about something like that, but a woman would be hurt. (This is a matter of generalization.)"

Honestly I'm confused by what caused this one. There are four parties, whore men, whore women, non whore men, non whore women. the non whore men and women don't like the whore men and women.

There are a few reasons I can figure.
1) Whore men want non whore women, and vice versa. Men have more power so they can enforce this better, thus supporting the double standard.
2)There are euqal numbers of nonwhore men and nonwhore women, but nonwhore men dont speak out against the whore men in public, while the non whore women do.
Perhaps its just an imballanced situation:
3)Men who favor whoring are simply in the majority of men, while whore women who favor whoring are not in the majority. Thus, when whore men are around men it is ok, while when whore women are around whore women it is not.

Biological considerations: man having more then one woman is clear, the women and babies are basically his as long as he can take care of them. Woman having more then one man. Well, this seems to have more potential problems to me baby wise. You think the non-father wants to take care of some other man and his womans baby?

Anyway let me know what you think.
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SeraphAlford wrote:




For example: Here in America men are expected to pay more for car insurance. (A few states have abolished this because it -is- sexist) And yes, it makes sense that we do. Why? Cuz we historically and statistically get into more car accidents. Also, when we do get into them, they tend to be more severe than the common mishap with girls. It’s a statistical fact. So then on what grounds do I have to be offended? Well, men are also statistically better workers than women. But it’s illegal for a company to pay a man more money than a woman of the same position. It’s a double standard behind double standards.



It's also a statistical fact that men drive men more than women. This has been proven by a couple of studies and human observations. Think about when you take a girl out on a date; who normally drives? I know it depends on whose car you're taking but most of the time it's the guy. I know some years ago your insurance depended on how many miles you drove and your premiums were based on that. This practice still continues on today. If I remember right the formula was for every 1 mile a woman drove a guy drove like 10 to 15 more. (I had family in the business. That's how I found out about that).



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I had a death defying experience with a woman driver.

And just look at Yukari-sensei....freaking nutcase driver.
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Oh I could go all day but I'll only post one. The grand toilet seat argument. Women pee with the toilet seat down, men pee with the toilet seat up. Women moan and complain if we leave it up and they have to put it down, but when is the last time you've heard a guy complain about having to put the toilet seat up? I understand that sitting down and having your butt hit the water isn't a pleasant sensation but I've also been told that women are more observant than men. Has the idea of "looking before you sit" ever crossed your mind? Beyond that in terms of sheer physics its easier to put the seat down than it is to pull it up. Either put the toilet seat up for us when you're done, or stop complaining when we leave it up ourselves.
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^That's true, n0odle, Yukari-sensei is the worst of both worlds. Poor Chiyo-chan...
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