May 19, 2016 6:32pm CST
This is going to be a touchy subject, only because I'm probably going to make a few people here upset. But, I think I'm coming from a very sensible place when I say some women hold the highest double standard. Not all women do this, only some. Women wanted to be equal to men, but as time went by this privilege was taken for granted. Not only do I see women having jobs, but I also see them wanting their man to do and buy everything for them. We fought to have the gender roles taken out of society, but we are now the ones enforcing it to get what we want. What were to happen if the shoe were on the other foot? How would these double standards cross if you had to provide everything for your man, do everything for him, and have never-ending demands without the slightest appreciation? I don't think women would take that very well. I was taught to hold my own, pay for my own, and actually have independence. I support my man, my daughter, and myself. I have no problem with it. I don't hold gender roles into play because we are both equal in my eyes. I just fail to understand how some women can be upset about not being treated equal, and then expect to waited on as if they were queen of the heavens. Gender roles have been around for many years, but you can't have your cake and eat it too. You have to share. This was, I guess you could say, a little rant? Again, I am not talking about all women, just the double standard type of women.
• Waltham, Massachusetts
20 May 16
Wow what an interesting topic. I never really thought about it but there's truth to what you say. I also appreciate that women want to be equal but have also wanted to take care of myself as much as possible. I think it's great to be a team and help each other as a couple but it's also important to do for yourself. Everything is about balance I believe. People can be so selfish.