Double Standards For Men And Women That Still Exist

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We might have come a long way in creating some sort of equality between the way men and are women are treated, but let’s face it. We’re not quite there. From the way we are conditioned to the way we act, many of us still feel bound to a certain set of expectations, or limited by standards and stereotypes.

Here are some of the most common double standards that both men and women still need to face today that may be in the way of our full potential.

The Role of A Woman Vs A Man

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Pablo Merchán Montes / Unsplash

“Daughters are raised and taught to clean and cook while sons get cleaned up after. My mother got upset with me when I suggested my younger brother learn to take out the trash or do a single chore. When I was his age, I was cooking and cleaning and helping take care of him while getting good grades in school and doing extracurriculars.”—u/ItsD_D

Sure, women can now go work the job of their dreams, but they are still expected to come home and clean up after their husbands and kids too. It becomes draining of women’s energy.