We like to think that we’re pretty progressive with this whole “human race” experiment thing we’re doing. Enter the double standard to prove that notion false. Because as much as we like to think we’re moving in the right direction, there’s a lot of double standards around that prove we’re stuck in the Stone Age most of the time.
It’s hard to change entrenched standards
This one is a little over-the-top, but it still demonstrates an interesting double standard.
Everyone should be able to use a smiley face.
We can’t put our finger on it either, but this sounds really bad.
We should always be sad when civilians are killed in a war.
This is a double standard, but we don’t recommend bringing it up if you get pulled over.
This attitude still persists, unfortunately.