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Sexual Double Standards Men vs Women

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 Traditionally, men and women have been subject to different "rules" guiding sexual behavior.  Women were stigmatized for engaging in any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage, whereas for men such behavior was expected and rewarded.  Boys had to "sow their wild oats," but girls were warned that a future husband "won't buy the cow if he can get the milk for free." Women were faced with a Madonna-whore dichotomy: they were either pure and virginal or promiscuous and easy. 

 

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