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Nobody said life was going to be fair; whoever heard that statement needs their hearing checked. It's a given that life is going to be wildly unfair a strong amount of the time. People are judged in ways that others are not. Things are expected, nèe, demanded from certain people while others get a free pass for what feels like any and all situations. Where is the equality everyone is chanting about? Who has it? Because there is certainly not enough going around for any one side.

Redditor u/Awkward_Dog wanted people to express their life frustrations by asking... What double standard makes you really angry?


Closed for repairs...

How open minded most people think they are versus how they are in reality. Reddit

This really grinds my gears too especially when you can tell that they've never even considered the other side of an argument. Like they go to straight up demonizing people with different opinions, never once considering or definitely not having the empathy to see how someone might think differently. It's just lazy and to me shows that they underneath have a hidden fear that they might be wrong and that their mind will change. But ironically this is the exact opposite of being open-minded. shamus4mwcrew

Male role models are in need... 

I once dated an elementary teacher and the subject of male teachers came up. I was shocked when she said she would be embarrassed to introduce a male elementary teacher as her boyfriend/husband. woolmittensarewarm

2 Way Street...

How adults can treat teenagers and children with IMMENSE disrespect but the moment a teen or child thinks "wait a second, I deserve respect." They get shot down. Pondwater29

Then the adults expect the teenager to respect them, when they didn't even have to common decency to treat that teen with a shred of the respect they expected. You don't earn respect because you're an old rickety piece of crap, you earn respect when you act respectful. rokudaimehokage

Beauty is everywhere! 

We can't call men pretty or beautiful WHEN THEY ARE! OofSame

There aren't enough positive descriptive words for men as there are for women, I think.

Women: beautiful, gorgeous, hot, knockout, dime, ravishing, foxy, stunning, etc.

Men: handsome, hot, attractive... can't think of any others? shampooboo

I have mixed feelings when a woman calls me pretty. I know it's a compliment, but it's such a feminine one. BearWithAHammer

Hands to yourself! 

When men are abused/beaten its viewed as less bad than when women are abused/beaten. CaptionHQ

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data from its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey — and one of the most shocking statistics wasn't just the sheer total of victims of physical violence but also how those numbers broke down by gender.

According to the CDC's statistics — estimates based on more than 18,000 telephone-survey responses in the United States — roughly 5,365,000 men had been victims of intimate partner physical violence in the previous 12 months, compared with 4,741,000 women.

By the study's definition, physical violence includes slapping, pushing, and shoving.

More severe threats like being beaten, burned, choked, kicked, slammed with a heavy object, or hit with a fist were also tracked. Roughly 40 percent of the victims of severe physical violence were men. The CDC repeated the survey in 2011, the results of which were published in 2014, and found almost identical numbers — with the percentage of male severe physical violence victims slightly rising.

Sometimes — many times — woman-on-man abuse has nothing to do with thrown punches or weapons. Rather, it's emotional. "In addition to physical abuse, women also engage in psychological abuse," Ivankovich adds. "This controlling mechanism can include humiliation, intimidation, and belittling words or statements."

Based on old stereotypes and typical gender roles, it is often very difficult for men to get fair treatment. They are often stuck in situations in which they cannot win. "Many women who are aggressive toward their partners know that if the police are called out, they will arrest the man," she explains. "I once had a client, who was the mildest guy ever. In no way would he have ever been violent — but his girlfriend was very volatile and a drug user. Once, she was trying to provoke him to hit her. When he wouldn't respond, she raked her fingernails across his face. He was standing there bleeding when the police arrived at the house. They still arrested him." Mahjling

Equal Stupidity... 

Idiot husband commercials. If the genders were reverse and the wife was portrayed as a troglodyte, the damn world would melt down in its rush to boycott and burn the entire corporation to ashes. But portray a husband as an incompetent moron, and nobody bats an eye. thudly

The genders were reversed for years. We are still in the overcorrection stage. Only when women and men can be equally depicted as idiots will we have achieved true equality. ankylosaurustenders

So  many genders, so little time. 

Bisexuals are often shunned from the lgbt community, while pansexuals are widely excepted. They're essentially the same thing. PlusTrash7

It's probably because of the history of both words and the connotations that come with both. I think that tumblr and the fact that "pan" includes trans/nb people by definition (even though bisexual means "your own gender and others" so whatever) helped it gain popularity.

Bisexuals themselves face some double standards among each other. Bi women are seen as straight women wanting to be special, and bi men are seen as gays who don't accept themselves or are "taking the easy way out." There's so much discourse and I'm tired of it all. 52_Blue_

Love you Mom! 

It takes so little to be seen as a crappy mom and so little to be seen as an amazing dad. My husband changes our son's diaper once in a public bathroom and people actually stopped to comment about how awesome he was doing. I don't put socks on his feet in the middle of July for a trip to the grocery store and someone told me his feet will get too cold and I don't know what I'm doing. breentee

Nobody's Perfect...

A woman is having problems finding the special someone: "You don't have to change. Someday your prince will come. You're perfect just the way you are."

A man is having problems finding the special someone: "You need to improve yourself. You aren't good enough and don't deserve love. If you're not perfect, you're worthless."

Both sides kind of hurt the other side, and neither one even gets it right. throwaway48u48282819

But... It's Michael B. Jordan. Enough said... 

Your GF can drool over Michael B. Jordan for hours but you say one girl is cute and suddenly you're the a**hole. magnumdong500

A lot of my friends do this and it makes no sense to me. They'll come to me to whinge about it too. If they keep checking out dudes, keep checking out chicks. Chicks and balances. woahwehaow

REDDIT

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Can you see Harry Potter at a football game in the Midwest? Chowing on a corn dog, throwing back some good ole Pepsi-Cola? Or can you picture the Harry universe living and loving in the great U. S of A? What would casting look like against the backdrop of the great harvest plains? I have so many thoughts and ideas. The first thought, the change would never work. Keep the story alive on British soil.

But, for fun, let's chat about the idea.

Redditor u/Cuish wanted all the Potter heads out there to share what American tweeks would occur in the Potterverse within America, by asking:

If Harry Potter was set in the United States, how would the story change?
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Life isn't as simple as one may think. It's not always easy to take a step back and look at the big picture, but when there's over seven billion people on the planet, there's no way things are as cut and dry as they seem.

Everyone's experiences are different going through life. We may not be able to see the complexities it if we haven't lived it ourselves.

So we went to Reddit because we wanted to see what's not as simple as people think it is.

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Double standards are something we all live with and, quite likely, find extremely annoying. Things like men being expected to hide their emotions—or not have them at all—or women being expected to stay home and support a couple's children, everyone is generally harmed by double standards.

This is especially true when the double standard isn't clear until someone violates it and then has to deal with anger, ridicule, or sometimes even violence as a result.

Content Note: this article mentions suicide and sexual assault, reader discretion advised.

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They say one man's trash is another man's treasure - and sometimes that saying is pretty literal.

Lots of people build entire businesses picking up cool stuff on bulk-pickup trash day, and upcycling it into something even better that people are willing to pay for.

Sometimes, you might even end up with something pristine and usable right away.

Reddit user JampackedAlborn1976 asked:

What is the most valuable item that you have seen somebody throw away or have found in the garbage?

And for real ... some of these people scored BIG TIME. Like big time. Like really big.

Like Refrigerator Big

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"Our current refrigerator is a double-door one with exterior ice and water dispensers. We got it for free, with absolutely no problems whatsoever. It's just a few years old."

"How we got it? My dad (civil engineer) was doing some work on someone's apartment when they said they had bought a new modern French door refrigerator and that they were just going to discard their current refrigerator."

"My dad simply asked if he could have it.. and they said yes." - SauloJr

Immigrants In Action

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"I immigrated to the US from Brazil when I was 12. And every Saturday, my mom, stepdad, sister and I would go out at night to upper middle class neighborhoods the day before trash pickup to rummage through the garbage they were putting out."

"We found perfectly good TVs, VCRs, microwaves, couches, lazy boys, tables, books and comics, etc."

"I couldn't believe these Americans were throwing out like that. We furnished our entire house with that stuff. The entire Brazilian immigrant community in my town did it. We were flabbergasted." - PhillipLlerenas

With A Note

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"My wife yelled at me that someone put a big TV outside with a note on it. Walked across the street and it was a brand new Samsung 37 inch HDTV."

"They were actually renovating the apartment building and got an upgraded TV. Even had the remote taped to it with batteries, I guess I have really nice neighbors here in NYC." - MadLintElf

Life Hack!

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"If you want high end stuff out of the garbage for free, follow these steps:"

"Pick a city with a large university in it. If it's a school well known for its law programs, or medical, or engineering, all the better."

"Search for luxury apartment complexes that market themselves towards students. Look for things like included shuttle service, pools, fitness centers, etc. The more expensive and swanky the better."

"Figure out when finals week is at the end of Spring semester."

"Dumpster dive at those luxury apartment complexes during that week and the following weekend."

"Very wealthy international students will arrive in the US, fully outfit an apartment with nice furniture, big TVs, audio systems, gaming consoles, you name it, and when the semester ends they just junk it all because they aren't going to fly it back to wherever, and it's too much effort to spend the time selling when they do not care about the money."

"It's a smaller scale phenomenon a little like all the luxury cars abandoned at the airport in Dubai." - whattothewhonow

Literal Gold Treasure

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"I found a gold coin at goodwill for 5 bucks. It was in a case with someone's name and company name."

"It was their gift from the company for retiring. I assume the family threw it out when he died not knowing it was solid gold. It was in a in a thick solid plastic case that had to be cracked opened."

"It literally said 1 oz fine gold on it. I figured 5 bucks was worth the risk it not being real."

"It was a South African KRUGERRAND 1 oz coin. Everyone was just too busy to read it lol."

"Bought it and took it too a pawn shop and sold it for a couple grand." - streetmitch

The Best Day Of My Life

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"When I was a kid, I grew up right outside the Los Angeles area in the suburbs. My stepdad was a garbage truck driver for the city of Beverly Hills."

"I swear in the late 80s and early 90s we'd have so much basically brand new stuff (still in boxes) brought home on a regular basis."

"I'll never forget one day in particular. My stepdad came home and was like 'get ready, come to the car, I'll need your help.' So I go down there and in back seat of his car he had a few large black garbage bags."

"We haul them up to our apartment and he's like 'go ahead, open them.' Inside was what I could only describe as an 80s kids trove of treasures."

"One bag contained just about every Ghostbusters and GI joe toy you can imagine, they were played with but had every little accessory, there was a bunch the playsets and everything."

"In the other bag was pretty much every LEGO of the early 80s sets, still in their original boxes. I was a big LEGO nerd but was totally thrown off by the old school space ones because they looked nothing like the 90s space sets. I think they even said "NASA" the minifig's chests."

"That was like a random day in July, it felt like Christmas. I was 9 years old and it was basically like the best day of my life up to that point." - Zombgief

Who Throws Away Money?

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"A jar full of quarters."

"Annual spring cleaning projects happen in a lot of towns where anyone can put almost anything on the curb and it's taken away for free. It's to stop open dumping or stuff being dumped in ditches."

"Sometimes people deal with estates from winter by just dumping all their grandfather's stuff on the curb for the cleanup to get the house empty immediately. Most often they don't even bother to look at what they are throwing away."

"In 2012 on north road in Akwesasne I found an estate pile that I shuttled back and forth with my bike trailer getting lots of older tools like a scythe, hammers, saws, screwdrivers and wrenches, a 22 rifle with 100 round of ammo, a bunch of ar15 magazines, cast iron cookware, oil lamps, a hand crank food mill with all kinds of accessories, a black raven axe head (worth $100 easily since they are a collectable), and a quart size mason jar full of change mostly quarters."

"That was spring and the sheriffs office did a gun buyback in the fall where I took the mags and got $20 each for them (30 round mags suddenly illegal under the safe act of fall 2012. The buyback was a local political move). I still got the 22 and picked off a lot of woodchuck with it in my gardens." - Bogtrotterso1980

Filing Fever

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"I own a small company which is located directly in front of a state funded program facility. The state decided to have this office shred all of their files as they were going to switch to electronic data (exclusively)."

"We found two of these old rotary filing cabinets outside of their office. They're worth almost $3k each!"

"They just placed them there and we saw them and asked what they planned on doing with them. They said, 'Hmmm.....either donate them or trash them.' The state told them simply to get rid of them."

"We jumped at this and took the two into our already tiny office because there was no way in hell that we were going to let these gems go. (We do use paper files, unfortunately)."

"They wanted to give us two smaller ones but seriously, our office is very small. I made some phone calls and they were picked up immediately by other office workers/friends." - GlitzBlitz

This Sucks - In A Good Way!

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"In the 1990s my moms work had a really nice high end Hoover that stopped working. They threw it out."

"My mom took it home because my dad tinkers and repairs things easily. Turns out since it was a bagged vacuum all the dummies had to do is REPLACE THE BAG."

"Like it never occurred to them to do the most easy and basic step. My parents were excited to have a really upgraded vacuum. Maybe like $500ish." - schweddyboobs

Tiffany's Trash

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"My dad found an old stained glass window laying out by someone's trash. He thought it would look cool hanging in our cabin, so he stopped and grabbed it."

"It sat in our garage for a few years before he looked at it more closely and found "Tiffany and Co." branding on it. He got in touch with some stained glass window dude who figured it was worth about $40k fully restored, so my dad sold it to him for somewhere around $30k." - throwaway_stopdrink

Have you had any awesomely trashtastic treasures? Let us know!