Cultural Double Standards

Gender Lens 1

When a man is dignified, the same quality in a woman would be called uppity.

When a man is shrewd, the same quality in a woman would be called scheming.

When a man is knowlegable, the same quality in a woman would be called know-it-all.

When a man is unusual, the same quality in a woman would be called weird.

When a man is forceful, the same quality in a woman would be called castrating.

When a man is a stud, the same quality in a woman would be called a slut.

When a man is competent, the same quality in a woman would be called adequate.

When a man is absent-minded, the same quality in a woman would be called ditzy.

When a man is quiet, the same quality in a woman would be called mousy.

When a man is hot-tempered, the same quality in a woman would be called shrewish.

When a man is bold, the same quality in a woman would be called shameless.

When a man is experienced, the same quality in a woman would be called over-the-hill.

When a man is orderly, the same quality in a woman would be called compulsive.

When a man is well read, the same quality in a woman would be called bookish.

When a man is ascetic, the same quality in a woman would be called frigid.

When a man is commanding, the same quality in a woman would be called demanding.

When a man is emphatic, the same quality in a woman would be called strident.

When a man is lusty, the same quality in a woman would be called loose.

When a man is creative, the same quality in a woman would be called over-imaginative.

 

 

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