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double standard

n.
A set of principles that are applied differently and often unfairly between two individuals, items, or groups, especially when applied to the standards of behavior considered acceptable and unacceptable for one group of people as compared to another: "The double standard is alive and well in adults, when assertive behavior is generally heralded in men but disparaged in women" (Lise Eliot). "Advocates of ending the ban have long argued that the policy created a double standard—imposing an unfair burden on religious groups and treating them differently from any other organization" (Sharon Otterman).

double standard

n
a set of principles that allows greater freedom to one person or group than to another

dou′ble stand′ard


n.
1. any set of principles applied differently to one group of people than to another, as an unwritten code permitting men greater sexual freedom than women.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.double standard - an ethical or moral code that applies more strictly to one group than to another
ethical code, ethic - a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
double standard of sexual behavior - a code that permits greater sexual freedom for men than for women (associated with the subordination of women)
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