Example: A man having sex with multiple partners is seen as a “stud”, whereas a woman who has sex with multiple partners seen as a “slut”. This is referred to as the sexual double standard.
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- Plural: double standards
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How to Cite the Definition of Double Standard
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “double standard.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 22, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/double-standard/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
double standard. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/double-standard/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “double standard.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/double-standard/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“double standard.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/double-standard/>.