I was thinking about how I, myself, am probably one of the worst on the planet for double standard but will openly admit it! Below are some examples of where I or others have had double standards:
- When people say “you don’t even need makeup”, now they say this when we have makeup on. The second you take anyone’s advice and don’t wear it the level of concern is alarming “Are you ok?”, “You don’t look well”, “Have you had your iron levels checked”. Bore off Sandra YOU DID THIS TO ME!!!!!! Just don’t listen unless you are naturally a babe which, lets face it, most of us aren’t! I’m not advising you to basically redecorate your face every time you go out but id say a bit of concealer goes a long way unless you don’t mind people asking if your Anemic then crack on!
- When there is food in the fridge, not just any food, something I have chosen for MYSELF and there is one left (you already know where i’m going with this) but you return home from a hard days graft (ok, i’m not coal mining but my line of work can be mentally draining) and its nowhere to be seen. Instant feelings are of anger, despair and confusion consume me. Immediately I walk into the living room with a look of bewilderment, “Charlie, i’m not sure whats happened?! There was a slice of cheesecake in the fridge and it would appear its no longer there?! Did it go off?! Was there a leak in the fridge in which it didn’t survive?! There must be a logical explanation because GOD KNOWS you wouldn’t dare mess with my food! At this point i’m hysterical on the verge of tears (this is not a joke!). He apologises, mopes, goes to the shop and replaces and all is kind of forgiven. Now if I am alone in the house, watching the Kardashian’s and I know there is 1 packet of steak McCoy’s left, I do sit and contemplate what I should do. I put myself in Charlies shoes, how would I feel if he did that. I continue to contemplate on the way to the cupboard, I also contemplate whilst opening the pack then the beefy goodness hits me and I forget who Charlie is! Then once demolished I have to conjure up a way to cover up the crime. Note to Charlie, if I’ve taken the bins out then 100% I’ve eaten something of yours and are covering up my tracks!!!
- This one really got me. The main double standards are between the sexes:
How true is this!!! If these were grown men holding signs up for the cast of mean girls they would be escorted away and put on a register! Good Morning Britain would be going mental about it. Piers Morgan would be having a verbal boxing match with ‘Ken, 45, who only wears pink on Wednesdays’. If the above is an example of your Mom, Sister, Daughter, Aunty, Cousin, Friend, whatever, make it stop, its creepy AF!
- Sitting on your phone in company. I am 100% the worst in the world for this. If I put a programme on I want every single person in the room to be focused on the TV or leave! Poor Charlie gets “why are you on your phone, you’ve been at work all day, haven’t seen me, don’t you even love me anymore?!” He finally puts his phone down, we start to watch something but if I lose a slight bit of interest there is a magnetic pull which means my hand involuntarily reaches for the device I’ve just argued for him to come off of! In my defence he could sit scrolling for a week straight without sleep but even so I admit it is double standards!
If you have any examples of double standards make sure you put them in the comments….