People Explain Which Double Standards Absolutely Disgust Them

We don't have to look very far to spot hypocricy.


It seems that everywhere we go, there is a bizarre hierarchy of rules and expectations.

You're in the top layer of power or wealth? You get certain rules. Occupying more of a middle zone? Your rules are a little different, a little more restrictive.

It can be so infuriating when double standards are as obvious as they are problematic.

And the worst part? Usually, the person who benefits from the hypocrisy is so powerful and emboldened that they don't even have the decency to be subtle about it.

Meet_Me_In_Heaven asked, "What double standard disgusts you?"

Time Zones 

"If you owe a company money, you will be charged interest/late fees/service interruption almost immediately after the due date."

"If a company owes you money, you might see it in 4-6 weeks/2-3 billing cycles."

-- rizzo1717

Implied Gender 

"Father here. On multiple occasions of taking my either of my children to the 'parents' room to change their nappies whilst out and about, I often receive dirty looks from the mothers and have even been asked to leave once."

"It's a parents room, not mothers. I just want to care for my children the same as you."

-- OnlyGetsGold

Power and Greed 

"Right now in Canada, we're in strict lockdown but a dozen of our politicians have been found vacationing around the globe."

"In other words, we can't bury grandma at a funeral, but these politicians can go work their tan."

"Thankfully, many of them have resigned in the last 2 weeks."

-- uMuffin

Exploited Labor 

"If you always arrive to work late you're in big trouble. If work never finishes on time, 'shrug, no big deal.'" -- Iammeimei

"I offered to work extra hours in a salaried position to get the company over a hurdle if they'd do the honorable thing and comp me hour for hour for my trouble."

"Outright refused, because 'you're salaried,' even though my giving up a few weekends would make a huge difference for their bottom line."

"So when they tried the extra hours mandatory free overtime thing later i told them to pi** up a rope." -- JeffIpsaLoquitor

"Unlimited" 

"'No limit on sick days' policy followed by an annual evaluation where I was told I took the most sick days."

"Either f***ing dock my pay, take away my vacation days, or change your policy. Don't make employees feel like a**holes because of guidelines you laid out for them."

-- syringistic

An Array of Expectations, All Impossible to Understand 

"As a 17 year old I am expected to act like an adult but treated like child" -- LargePPman_

"The same kind of occurs when you're in college. You're basically treated like a kid who can get arrested and drink, since you're still under your parents' wing." -- CapriciousSalmon

"And yet men only one year older than you lead other men into battle. How we treat people in this age range is really bizarre" -- Kennaham

Man vs. the Institution

"The employee should give two weeks notice, anything else is unprofessional. But the employer will actively obscure their intentions until the very last minute." -- Jetpack-Katt

"My last boss had a nasty habit of, upon finding out that an employee was moving to a company we did work for/bought equipment from, he would call said company and tell them 'if you hire x person, we'll never work with you again.'"

"Then he had the audacity to tell me that it was unprofessional of me to tell him I was quitting day of." -- sjtaylor52

Railing Against the Stereotype

"Baking is for women. I love watching baking shows and seeing the creativity. I was recently inspired to make a father-daughter pact to bake something with my five-year-old daughter at least once a week."

"Next weekend, I am teaching her to make a checkerboard pattern cake (teaching myself, too). Last weekend, we made homemade bread, and she has been asking for a slice of that bread with every meal until now it is almost gone."

-- Jim2718

No Better Societal Mirror Than Hollywood

"Those romantic comedies with the cliché beautiful and smart woman married to the dumbest guy who is lucky to have her. Swap the roles and see people flip out." -- Devistator

"When movies need an ugly guy, they hire an ugly actor. When they need an ugly girl, they hire a smoking hot actress and put glasses on her" -- imaLilT-pot

A Day is a Day 

"If I wake up at 4pm and go to bed at 9am, I'm lazy, do nothing all day, etc."

"Wake up at 4am, bed at 9. You're seen as a responsible member of society."

"Doesn't matter if you work the EXACT same number of hours, make the same money, do the exact amount of housework."

-- Elistariel

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