Why is it more socially acceptable when women have double standards?
I came across a snippet of a Singaporean podcast while scrolling TikTok. In the video, the women in the podcast are confused as to why Singaporean men can connect so well over NS experiences and even imply that it is a boring topic and a turn off to women.
Even the male host/guest got insecure and said that he is self-conscious about it and he tries to avoid talking about NS in front of women.
Then I recalled that many women has complained online that their man talks about NS too much with their friends and it is boring and they can’t understand what their man is talking about.
But I rarely see men complain about common female conversational topics like make-up, skincare and female fashion are boring and hard to understand.
It got me thinking that what if men are the one saying that make-up, skincare and female fashion are boring topics and everybody should avoid talking about it, would the general public think that they have a valid point?
The same happened with one TikTok video of a guy saying to stop chasing females and to chase goals, money, etc. But a ton of girls just tag him in their videos and bashed him for being a misogynist.
Apparently to them, changing focus to achieving financial success means hating women but it’s ironic that most women would want a financially successful man.
Meanwhile a woman on TikTok told women to stop chasing men and prioritise mental health and success and the comments were like “You go, girl!”, etc.
Why is it more acceptable when women have double standards but men gets regularly called out for similar double standards?