Yep, true. My husband and I live in a liberal area with lots of families in which both parents work. We split childcare duties roughly equally, which is great, but he gets more credit for his share of the work than I do, for sure. I cringe to think about the double standard in less progressive, more patriarchal, sexist society.
Equality is humanity's Holy Grail, the cornerstone of most value systems, but we have yet to reap all of its rewards. Sure, our society has tremendously evolved for the better during the last, say, 100 years, but a long journey is still ahead, and the vast array of double standards that still divide people to this day highlight this perfectly.
The double standard definition states that it is a rule or a principle applied to different people or groups. The most prominent case of double standard examples to this day come from gender equality. What's usually okay for men, is not acceptable when done by women. Starting with beach attire and ending with lady bosses, society finds unnecessary ways to chime in about what's wrong and what's right.
Robertson and Donovan use the cultural significance of birch trees to show there is no double standard in how Peggy is treated. In fact, the birch trees illustrate that neither the military, nor civilian Canadian society treats him fairly.
Thank you Mike. I appreciate the kind words. I looked up Max Garcia, and I see that you're right. He created the comic and he meant it to convey exactly what we both said. I wonder if Max knows how his comic has been misused by people like Eva to justify the very double standard he was trying to speak out against by his comic. Just from my own experience, I have seen it posted on various sites by women like Eva atleast a dozen times in just the last 2 years alone. God only knows how often it's been misused in total since 2013 when he created it.
1, Eva, you make some good points as usual. In a situation of ongoing interactions, reciprocity is a key element, and it's important to pay attention to social clues. And Joe makes a good point that a woman may interpret "looking good" as a comment on her body, and inappropriate (sometimes).2. However, I think you may be injecting a bit too much of your own invented backstory into this particular comic, which exists more in your head than in the illustration itself. You appear to be creating a narrative of repeated interaction which was not reciprocal, which I do not see the artist as having drawn.Another indication comes from your interpreting the shoulders of the woman as varying how much she's facing her screen. I really cannot see that difference in the drawing, I doubt the artist drew the two images to show that difference, and I suspect that most viewers would not see it that way unless by suggestion. Again, I think you are imagining the shoulder thing in concordance with the message you are trying to project onto it. 3. It's less a matter that "this comic means the opposite of what you think" than "I can come up with a somewhat idiosyncratic interpretation in which the intended meaning gets reversed". Yes you can, but that may be saying more about the point you really want to make, than how the creator and most viewers understand the comic. It's kind of shoehorning the message onto the comic as an excuse to make a point you are fond of.Since your points are often good, I can forgive that. But still I notice it.4. The artist was apparently trying to make the point that sometimes "harassment" is very subjective, and depends on whether the person speaking is attractive. You actually do acknowledge that, and kind of dismiss it as "life is not fair, yes attractive people get away with stuff that unattractive people might get in trouble for, get over it".That's not really a good basis from which to say that it means the opposite of what a viewer thinks. The artist is saying that this is a double standard and you are acknowledging that you also take that message from it, but easily dismiss it, and then discover that the comic REALLY means something else, if only you hold it up to the light just right and squint hard.I'm not disagreeing with your intended message, but I don't think there's a lot of irony about reversed messages here, at least that translates to other people who do not project so much invented backstory onto it.As usual, you stimulate thought. Thanks.(And I sure am glad that I'm not trying to form new romantic relationships nowadays!)
If you're a human living in modern day society, you've very likely been subjected to a variety of double standards on a daily basis. Whether you're treated differently based on your gender, sexuality, body type, age, religion, or a variety of other intersections, double standards can be incredibly frustrating.
In 1933, Max Gaines devised the first four-color, saddle-stitched newsprint pamphlet, a precursor to the color-comics format that became the standard for the American comic book industry. He was co-publisher (with Jack Liebowitz) of All-American Publications, a seminal comic book company that introduced such enduring fictional characters as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Hawkman. He went on to found Educational Comics, producing the series Picture Stories from the Bible. He authored one of the earliest essays on comic books, a 1942 pamphlet titled Narrative Illustration, The Story of the Comics. After Gaines' death (in a motorboating accident) in 1947, Educational Comics was taken over by his son Bill Gaines, who transformed the company (now known as EC Comics) into a pioneer of horror, science fiction, and satirical comics.
Luckily, writer Dan Slott broke the event down in a conversation between the two as they were in bed together. She-Hulk brought up the double standards between men and women who sleep with multiple partners and how unfair those perceptions are. Tony responded that she was already empowered as both She-Hulk and Jennifer Walters, but it takes a suit of armor to make him a man. It was a surprisingly vulnerable moment for both heroes, if not either's finest hour. 2b1af7f3a8