The researchers argue these results have potential policy implications. Sexism comes in a variety of forms, both subtle and overt. New research reveals that one of its oldest incarnations retains its pernicious power.
To illustrate the gendered and racial double standards in this case, Black Twitter created the hashtag JanetJacksonAppreciationDay. Yet, the music industry is not unique. Despite significant progress since the sexual revolution, research shows that sexual double standards persist between women and girls, and men and boys.
The world has made incredible progress in shattering the glass ceiling and empowering women. But there's still a long way to go. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the double standards women still face, but here are 11 ways women are unfairly inconvenienced, shamed, and discriminated against just for being female in the US.
The belief that women and men are held to different standards of sexual conduct is pervasive in contemporary American society. According to the sexual double standard, boys and men are rewarded and praised for heterosexual sexual contacts, whereas girls and women are derogated and stigmatized for similar behaviors. Although widely held by the general public, research findings on the sexual double standard remain equivocal, with qualitative studies and early attitudinal surveys generally finding evidence of the double standard and more recent experimental vignette designs often failing to find similar results.
Lessening a woman's value based on her sexuality is degrading — especially in the bedroom. While awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin ScaliaTrump praised him for having lots of sex, but not without making a comment to Scalia's widowed wife — "you were very busy. At first glance, this just seems like another one of Trump's poorly-timed, unnecessary remarks.
The expression double standard originally referred to 18th- and 19th- century economic policies of bimetallism. The first recorded instance of the idea of a double standard as applying to the realm of morality and ethics was in the late s. By the turn of the 20 th century, double standard was used both in dry economic debates and spicier discussions of morality.
Heather Hensman Kettrey does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Over the past few years, there has been a steady flow of articles in magazines, newspapers and online news outlets examining what hookup culture on college campuses means for sexual norms and behaviors among young adults, particularly young women.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Strictly Casual. It's been so challenging, in fact, that some researchers have argued that while the double standard may have existed in the past, it has all but disappeared among the current generation of young people.
A sexual double standard refers to the conceptualization that men and women are judged differently relative to the same behaviors. The perception that society holds a view of evaluating women and men differently for similar behaviors a double standard appears to be widespread in the research literature. This implies that society holds different standards for what behaviors are appropriate for men and these differ from the behaviors that are viewed as appropriate for women.