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6 comments | June 21st, 2012

(story submitted by Kara, a 17 yo Chestist)

My friend decided to fool around with a guy friend of hers. He told everyone about it and her reputation is down the toilet. His, on the other hand, has never been better. It's unfair how girls are condemned for the same things that guys are praised for.  {end story}

We shared another sexual double standard story earlier this week.  There's no denying the double standard exists, but let's spend more time on why it's so.  Why does her reputation suffer while his is enhanced ~ all for doing the same thing?  Penises and vaginas, let's discuss.
 

6 comments

  • Anonymous

    Posted on June 21, 2012

    I think you said it at the end. It’s about penises and vaginas. More precisely, it’s about the act of “penetration” which is akin to conquest and “doing something to someone.”

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  • Letia

    Posted on June 21, 2012

    Couldn’t agree more. It’s like a prehistoric joke continually revisited. Have you ever heard a guy say “she fucked me last night” or is it more likely you’ve heard “I fucked her”? It’s also not simply a guy’s patterns of speech, women are more likely to say the same things, where the fucking is done to and not with. Again, which are you more likely to hear from whom:

    I want to make love TO you

    I want to make love WITH you

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  • Hannah Joe

    Posted on June 21, 2012

    At first I thought “condemned” was a strong word for it. Then I thought about it and, no, it’s exactly the right word. It’s so wrong.

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  • Hannah Joe

    Posted on June 21, 2012

    P.S. I think some women are as responsible for this as some men. We can be as quick to label as anyone.

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  • JJ

    Posted on June 21, 2012

    I can’t believe it is still this way!! Where is the progress? It is so disappointing. I agree that it is rooted in the act of penetration. Plus, women can be forced to have sex and men really can’t. That’s a big difference.

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