double standards

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Definition

In relation to gender equality, the term ‘double standards’ refers to men’s power to define the content of formal and informal behavioural cultures, which means that the criteria or standards used to evaluate and regulate women often differ from those for men, benefiting the latter.

Source(s)

Pilcher, J., and Whelehan, I. (2004). Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies, London, Thousand Oaks.

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