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April 14th, 2014, 19:54
Regarding double standards :

"The Unfair Sex" : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheUnfairSex

"Men can't keep house" : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…nCantKeepHouse

"Men are uncuultured" : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…nAreUncultured

"A Man Is Not A Virgin" : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…anIsNotAVirgin

"Double standard : Abuse - Female on Male" : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…seFemaleOnMale

But don't think that people who believe that a woman can harm a man don't believe in this trope, oh no. For those people, there is the belief that any man who is being abused by a woman must have done something to deserve it, because Females Are More Innocent and Women Are Wiser, so they would never resort to using violence against another living thing unless absolutely necessary.
Double standard : Rape - Female on Male : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…peFemaleOnMale

The consequence of this line of thought is this trope. A man raped by an attractive woman is considered a lucky man, and a man being raped by an unattractive woman is comedy gold.
Men are the expendable gender : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…pendableGender

"To put it simply: men are neither supposed nor allowed to be dependent. They are expected to take care of others and themselves. And when they cannot or will not do it, then the assumption at the heart of the culture is that they are somehow less than men and therefore unworthy of help. An irony asserts itself: by being in need of help, men forfeit the right to it."
— Peter Marin, Jill Gets Welfare—Jack Becomes Homeless

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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