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Double Standard

In many parts of the world and particularly in the United States there is a double standard.  This falls into almost every category.  For example, in the family court system fathers’ have more rights than mothers.  If a father obtains custody of the children, the mother has to fight really hard to win them back.  Often the fathers are negligent, don’t take their children to school everyday, feed them cereal for dinner and do not have a full refrigerator or pantry for snacks.  When women asked for equal rights and equal pay, little did they know how much it would affect them in their future lives. For example, a videographer taped both a mother and a father taking a baby for a walk.  The mother was criticized for checking her phone while walking.  However, the father did the exact same thing which  was shown as adorable and a bonding time. It also showed a dad getting fast food as fine but the mother doing it was lazy and uncaring. If one parent has more money than the other, magically the judges rule in the wealthy parent’s favor. It is quite apparent in Hollywood. It is truly a double standard.  It truthfully applies in the work place.  As people are judged by appearance, ethnicity, and overall looks, this double standard is a hiring factor.  If the person is wearing expensive clothes, their chances are far greater at being hired as opposed to a person in clean neat discount clothes.  This factor is also part of age discrimination. It is extremely applicable when a female is stopped by the police as opposed to a male.  If she is attractive and nicely dressed her chances increase dramatically to only receive a warning.  Again age is also a factor for receiving a ticket. There really should not e a double standard.  We see the very wealthy and possibly their adult children getting caught committing crimes particularly involving money. The child of the wealthy adult receives a slap on the wrist while the poorer person automatically goes to jail. Are any of these actions fair?  I do not think so, do you? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio.

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