double standard

(noun) “[T]he concept that prohibits premarital sexual intercourse for women but allows it for men” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: double standards

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Sex and Sexuality. Connexions, June 12, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42873/1.3/).