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double standard

noun as in contrasting principles

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In his public remarks, Cuomo attacked the investigators for criticizing the work of female supervisors, arguing that they were using a double standard that condemns strong women.

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“There is a double standard,” said Christy Lopez, who co-leads the Innovative Policing Program at Georgetown Law.

Throughout her career Beyonce has used her music to speak out against double standards, body shaming, Hollywood woes, and more however Lemonade elevated her budding activism through art to new heights.

Women’s rights advocates like former NOW president Eleanor Smeal came to conclude that this double standard hurt the cause for gender equality.

He maintained none of it broke his own rules about coronavirus precautions, but many Republicans suggested a double standard was at work.

We should undo that double standard by offering similar protections to every young Black man who is arrested in this country.

This double standard also seems to be rather flagrantly gender-based—grossly unfair to men and paternalistic toward women.

As long as that double-standard persists, no algorithm can fix its injustice.

Of course, this double standard is hardly only a problem for Jezebel.

The double standard of sexualization is hypocritical at best and ineffectively vindictive at worse.

But any such double standard, in which the two measures are absolutely incommensurable, leads straight to chaos.

Brussels just now is humorously a victim of the double standard—not moral, but financial.

The double standard furnishes many of these humorous interludes.

America is unique in the fact that although we have colonial possessions, we do not have a double standard of morality.

In a word, there is the double standard of morals, not only of priest and laity, but of man and woman.


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On this page you'll find 2 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to double standard, such as: contradictory standard, and two sets of rules.

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