Dating double standards
Here are seven of these dating double standards, things women are expected to justify in a relationship that men simply are not.Disclaimer: These relationship double standards are pretty heteronormative, as many gendered stereotypes often are.Kylie Jenner captured the attention of the world after she got lip injections, wider hips and started rocking cornrows in all her Instagram pictures.Her bigger lips, body shape and new hairstyle were all things borrowed from the black culture.Gendered double standards follow us everywhere we go.They’re like shadows that don’t look like us even a little bit.My question is this: why is it acceptable for a woman to shirk away from a shorter man, but when that same man declines the advances of a 'larger' woman, he is labelled a superficial pig?Height and weight are, after all, both measurements; simple, numerical records used to represent our bodies.
I cautioned her about the potential pitfalls, but in the end told her not to let the age gap get in the way if she truly believed he was her soul-match.
Both had exactly the same name, brief biography and three photographs – save for one small change.
The first pronounced my height to be 5ft 7in, and the second 6ft 3in.
Now, in reality I stand somewhere between 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in.
I'm certainly no Andre the Giant, but nor do I consider myself particularly hobbitesque.
These double standards go beyond what a couple may discuss between themselves.