Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Double Standard that is known as Man

This topic stems from a lot of little things that have been happening lately. I am sure most of you have heard of the scandal on Facebook where a woman was asked to take down a nursing picture because it showed too much skin. While we respect Facebook's decisions, we have to ask ourselves, "why is it okay to have women wearing next to nothing displaying themselves in a provocative manner post a picture but you can't post a picture of a woman feeding her child?!"

This got me thinking about some other things too. How come a woman walking around in a bikini is immodest but no one thinks twice when a man walks around without a shirt? Do men not think that women can't get turned on by a guy with really nice abs whose shorts are hanging down low enough to tease you? And no, I'm not talking about if you go to a beach where you expect to see those things, but maybe there is a clip on TV of a bunch of college students partying it up and there is an instant chorus from the males of how immodest the girls are but no comments about the man groping the girl in the background.

It just seems to me that men are living a double standard. Yes, I am generalizing, I know not all men are like this, there is an exception to everything. And there are plenty of females who have double standards. It's just something that has irked me quite a bit lately. I just don't think it is right to judge a female with such harshness but not pass the same judgement on a man.


  1. Heaven knows I agree with this one! I've been whining about this for years. Down with the double standards-in modesty and everything else!

  2. Yes! I'm not necessarily surprised at the double standard alive in the world. But I am pretty surprised at it in the church. Don't garments cover the same parts on everyone, male or female? Then why do we still consider it ok for men to have their shirts off and women not?