Recently, i was with my siblings as we dealt with the passing of our father. Always interesting conversation that comes up at these times, and more so as you loose the second parent.
Out of the blue my sister began to talk about the double standards in our family:
What the older ones were allowed to get away with versus the younger ones was a big one. But perhaps the biggest, the double standards around gender and sexuality.
So, 50 plus years later, has anything changed ? are there less double standards today and more openness to all genders?
In an article i was reading on the net it seems to be suggesting no, when you consider ‘sexual conquests’, 'salary scale', personality acceptable in male vs female etc … here is an excerpt from the article, “12 double standards that still exist for women in the US” from Insider.com
"When women exhibit a more assertive leadership style stereotypically associated with men, they face "disapproval and social penalties" that keep them from getting promoted."
"According to the sexual double standard, boys and men are rewarded and praised for heterosexual sexual contacts, whereas girls and women are derogated and stigmatized for similar behaviors," authors Derek A. Kreager and Jeremy Staff wrote.
If we aren't making progress in this area, can we even suggest that we live in a progress positive world?
What do you think?