double standard


double standard

noun

: a situation in which two people, groups, etc., are treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one of them

Full Definition of DOUBLE STANDARD

2
:  a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another; especially :  a code of morals that applies more severe standards of sexual behavior to women than to men

Examples of DOUBLE STANDARD

  1. She argued that society applies a double standard in dealing with women who commit adultery.

First Known Use of DOUBLE STANDARD

1894

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