Top 10 Worst Double Standards

For those who don't know, a double standard is a rule or principle that is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups. Some of them are so stupid and hypocritical that it's amazing how they're accepted by society. None of these are in any particular order. If you have one that bothers you the most then feel free to add it.

The Top Ten

1 If you whitewash a character, everyone calls you racist, if you blackwash a character, you're praised for diversity

I found a video of some Japanese women saying they are glad they made the Ghost in the Shell characters white. Joan of Arc as a black woman is just ridiculous. - 445956

I am now starting to think a black person will play live-action Kim Possible. - 445956

2014 Annie ring a bell?

Both whitewashing and blackwashing are equally stupid. - GlassweighanCountess

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2 A woman hitting a man is funny. A man hitting a woman is not.

I don't think casual violence should be accepted unless it is truly deserved at all, - Phillip873

If you truly hit someone, you deserve to get hit back, I don't care who you are - RustyNail

Since when is people hurting each other funny?

Anything to get the current top opinion down a place, that just made me sad to see :( :(. But this one I can agree on- I don't think beating up guys is 'funny'. Violence is not cool, unless it's self-defense (i.e. he's taking a swing at you)

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3 Not being attracted to fat people is bigoted, but not being attracted to short people is totally acceptable.
4 Killing a man is wrong, but killing in the army is okay.

I'm not saying that we should murder, I'm saying that we need to kill in self-defense, especially if we were in a situation where there's people trying to kill us.

The different is, if you a murder a random person, that person did nothing to you and did nothing to deserve being killed. but if you murder someone in a war, that people signed up for the army knowing they could be killed. - RecklessGreed

5 If a black person calls a white person a “cracker”, it’s perfectly okay. If a white person calls a black person the n word, it’s racist.

And let's not forget when a black person calls another black person the n word when they're referring to a friend. Oh, and black rappers using the n word in some of their songs. I just don't get it. Why would Americans of African descent use a word that insults their own race as a way of everyday conversation? I understand it's free expression, but the ways it's used by most African Americans is kind of vulgar, if you ask me. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Racial slurs in general are not okay! - Phillip873

6 It's okay if your son goes out with two girls, but it's not okay if your daughter goes out with two boys.

Come on! Not all guys are perverted pigs who prey on a woman's body. Have a little more faith in us why don't ya?

7 If a Christian man drives a car out of control into a crowd - "12 Injured as Driver Goes Out of Control". If a Muslim man drives a car out of control into a crowd - "Islamic Terrorists Attempt to Kill Hundreds".

Considering the Muslim population in the US is only ONE percent, once investigators get to the bottom of it, that's pretty much always the reason. Otherwise, when you are talking the other 325 million possible people, the number of reasons a car jumps the sidewalk are innumerable. FYI, the number one reason is heart attacks/strokes. Quite often the driver is dead behind the wheel.

I feel really bad for Muslims since they get an awful reputation for being bloodthirsty terrorists (and this is especially bad for my best friend on this site who is also a Muslim).

It depends if the crash was on purpose or accident - RustyNail

8 A woman showing her breasts in public while only covering her nipple in a sexy dress is acceptable, but a woman breast feeding her baby is not.

Babies need to feed on the mother's milk because milk contains a lot of nutrients that are essential for growing babies and children. If you don't like seeing a woman trying to feed her child them simply walk away. It's not like she's gonna breastfeed her baby for the next 24 hours while she's out in public.

Nature. Our women have breasts to feed 'our' babies: LET THEM BE FED!

9 Politicians, actors and actresses talk about helping the poor, but splurge their money on parties, food and drinks.
10 We make fun of other people's children, but it's not right to make fun of our own.

It's not right to make fun of anyone. Didn't you learn that in first grade?

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? Ads and products that are sexist against men are just a joke, but ads and products that are sexist against women get banned.

The Contenders

11 If a man sleeps with a whole lot of women, he's a stud. If a woman sleeps with more than one man, she's a slut.

No men don't get praised for sleeping with other women. And people who shame women for this are other women. - Aguythatpeopleignores

Maybe it's just me, but wouldn't that technically make the man sexist in a way? Just saying.

This is totally true, I've heard many stories of this - Phillip873

12 Religious people are healthy and passionate while atheists are crazy, confused and evil.

This actually began to reverse about 25 years ago, and for at least the past decade it is exactly revered. Atheists are allowed to attack and ridicule religious people at will in virtually every setting, and they actively do so without fear of any kind of reprisal.

Good point. People are free to believe in whatever they must. No one should force their own beliefs onto anyone and instead share them. And if they don't agree then it really shouldn't be a big deal.

I don't hate religious people at all but society needs to know that we atheists are in no way evil or corrupt. We do care about living moral lives. We just don't like how people have used to religion to do bad things.

I really despise this idea, it's incredibly bigoted! - Phillip873

13 When you hate someone, everything that they do is wrong, but when you love someone, everything that they do is right.

This one is not good. Halsey is my favorite singer, but it is not right that she copied Lana Del Rey.

14 If you're conservative on the internet you get praise, but if you're a liberal, you're called an SJW

Pure hypocrisy at its finest. More often that not, I'm more likely to stumble upon a place where you're called out for being a liberal and generalized as an SJW. Sure, there's some places where you're called out for being a conservative and generalized as a redneck who doesn't believe in global warming, but social media seems to have more people mocking liberals than conservatives. A few examples include YouTube, Twitter, and... TheTopTens too, actually. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Yeah. From a general perspective, it's either conservatives ganging up on liberals or the other way around with liberals rallying against conservatives. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

So damn true and annoying NOT all Liberals are SJW's... - SomePersonYouHate

That's actually not true. Circlejerking happens everywhere in many different types. I've been to places where being liberal was "evil" and other websites where being conservative was "evil" there! - Phillip873

Not all Liberals are LSJW's and not all Conservatives are CSJW's - 445956

15 When you're 17-years-old you're underage to enter a pub or club. The next year you're magically an adult who can enter into a pub or club.

This one I don't get because those aged 18 are still not legal enough to get into pubs or clubs because of them containing alcohol.

This sin't a double standard. It's the law...

It may be, but keep in mind that this item is saying that even at 18 you're still not fully legal enough to do other particular things like enter a pub or a club for example (mainly because those types of places serve alcohol in which you still can't consume at 18 or even 20).

16 You can't wear a band shirt if you're not a fan.

But why would you be wearing that shirt if you aren’t?

17 An older adult dating an 18-year-old is weird and gross, but an older adult dating a 20-year-old is totally fine

I don't see the logic in this one because even 20-year-olds still aren't legal enough to do other certain things either. Why would you wanna date someone who's not legal enough?

I honestly never got why dating someone as young as 18 is considered gross. They're legally adults so it's not like much physical harm is being caused. I'm JUST saying.

Am I the only one who thinks 20 is still a bad age to date because you're still not legal enough at that age? Just saying.

This double standard is so hypocritical. I remember Scott Disick dating a 19-year-old in his 30s and everyone flipped their lid, but Camila Cabello dated a 30-something-year-old guy when she was 20 and nobody bated an eyelash. Even at 20 you're still not legal enough to do to her things. Just let that sink in.

18 We make fun of people posting selfies on Facebook, and then we post them ourselves.

Nobody posts on facebook anymore - judo8alex

Nobody goes to Facebook any more, its too crowded.

Oh the irony...

19 Watching porn is good, but starring in one is not.

Nobody thinks either... do they?
�" what - EliHbk

20 You want to know people's secrets and you gossip about it, but you do not want to share yours and you hate gossipers.
21 Two women having sex is hot. Two men having sex is disgusting.

Now, listen, I'm not into it (keep me away from it kthx), but some people are, so...
Not exactly a double standard - mattstat716

22 A man massaging a woman's leg is sexy. A woman messaging a man's leg is slavery.
23 A 40-year-old female celebrity giving a 9-year-old boy a peck on his lips is cute. A 40-year-old male celebrity giving a 9-year-old girl a peck on her lips is a pedophile.
24 If you believe in God, you are a good man. If you are a good man who doesn't believe in God, you are a bad man.

I'm Christian and I don't think this.. - EliHbk

Only Muslims think this way.

If you are a good man...if you’re good, then you aren’t bad!

25 Actors and actresses who go through surgery tell you to learn to accept the way you are.
26 If a girl admits she is bisexual, it's considered hot, but if a guy says he is, it's considered closeted gay.
27 If you spread liberal propaganda you are called dishonest and guilty of brainwashing, but if you spread conservative propaganda you are called an anti-sjw hero.
28 Logan Paul can get monetized for filming a dead body, but commentary videos on it get removed
29 Everyone cheers when a mongoose or honey badger kills a snake, but cries when a snake eats a rodent for food
30 Everyone cheers when a lion kills a hyena, but cry like babies when a hyena kills a lion or escapes from a lion's attack
31 When a man gets big muscles, he gets praised. If a woman gets big muscles, she gets hate.
32 Female bodybuilding is seen as "taboo", while male bodybuilding isn't.

This double standard is AWFUL. This is why feminism and equal rights are important.

33 Fans are expected to respect opinions, while haters are allowed to disrespect opinions
34 Hating Christianity is okay but hating Islam is bigoted and racist
35 If a normal person hates gays and is misogynistic, he's bad. If a Muslim does it "you should respect it because it's just their religion you racist bigot!"
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