double standarddouble standard
a system, code, criterion, etc. applied unequally; specif., a code of behavior that is stricter for women than for men, esp. in matters of sex
A set of principles permitting greater opportunity or liberty to one than to another, especially the granting of greater sexual freedom to men than to women.
(plural double standards)
- The situation of two or more groups, one of whom is tacitly excused from following a standard generally regarded as applying to all groups.