I don’t know if there’s a double standard anywhere that makes sensible people swoon, but the hard truth is that some are easier to swallow than others – though which ones, I’m guessing, has a lot to do with who you are.
These folks are ready and willing to share which ones make them absolutely bonkers, and after you read through this list, I bet they’ll burn your britches, too.
1. Being famous shouldn’t have those sorts of perks.
A certain boomer rock star did a whole bunch of stuff to a girl aged 13 and yet not only did absolutely zero consequences happen, but people all over the world worship him to this day.
Imagine if that had been some everyday bloke with his neighbour’s daughter or something. He would have been absolutely crucified for far less.
2. This is the truth.
Child predators. Both men and women should receive the same charges.
Also – when abuse happens outside the family, it is the worst thing ever. But when abuse happens inside the family, people tend to say that it was not so bad or something…
It does not matter where the abuse happens, it is still abuse.
People should be held more accountable for their actions.
3. My eyes just popped open.
MD/DO have to do 4 years of medical school
3 years of residency ( minimum can vary by speciality )
X years of fellowship (varies by speciality)
12,000 hours minimum not including fellowship which varies
To practice independent
Nurse practitioners complete a 18-24 month program with 500 hours and can practice independently in 28 states
4. One would hope, anyway.
I’m a straight male. I went to a gay bar with some gay women and their straight married women friends. One of the straight women was being basically s**ually harassed by another gay woman there, to the point of being chased around the table, all the while saying she was married to a guy and she wanted nothing to do with it.
The whole bar was laughing. If I did that to a woman in a regular bar, I’d get my a** kicked, thrown out, or arrested.
Rich people don’t seem to be accountable for white collar crimes like poor people who commit petty crimes.
Rich people get huge tax breaks and can spend more money on themselves or invest to make even more.
Investments are taxed at lower rates so people that can afford to invest make even more. Meanwhile those at the bottom get no wage adjustments for inflation while the cost of everything else increases from inflation.
Benefits and pensions are cut so the wealthy get rich from the profits as a result of lower pay and benefits. Corporations can move to tax sheltered countries to avoid paying more taxes. The average person gets none of this and is paying more out of pocket. Look at Bernie Madoff who went for years stealing other people’s money and no prosecutions from the 2008 financial crisis. I guess it’s easier to go after the poor, powerless and weak.
Update: Thanks to everyone for the responses. I wasn’t expecting this at all. I signed up on Reddit only 5 days ago. I know Bernie Madoff is not the best example but my main point with him is that there was evidence for decades of fraud but nothing happened and the victims won’t fully recover their losses. This could have been prevented had law enforcement followed up. I do know that the IRS and other agencies don’t have the resources but I wish this would change.
I understand that some may work hard and get ahead but that doesn’t change the fact that the tax burden has shifted from wealthy and corporations to individuals over the last 50 years shrinking the middle class and widening income gap between rich and poor. Low pay and reduced workforce = big profits for shareholders and ceos. These are the people that can afford to do investments and make more increasing their pay. CEO pay today is 300x what the average worker gets in pay. If this was reversed to what it used to be, we would not see the income inequality we have today. Just my thoughts based on what I read from economists.
6. Still not allowed.
I was an exotic dancer through much of my 20s and 30s. All clubs (in the city where I worked) have strict rules about touching, taking pictures in the club, etc.
Women would come in and think the rules didn’t apply to them.
Like, no, Sarah, I don’t want you to post selfies of you trying to suck my t*tty in the VIP any more than I wanted the old guy who looks like my dad to. Yes, you’re getting 86’d too.
7. This probably happens a lot.
I’m a young guy.
One of my female coworkers slapped my a$s about a month ago.
I didn’t say anything because I really didn’t care too much, but if the roles were reversed I’d be out of here faster than I could say s**ual harassment.
8. Common courtesy should go both ways.
When I leave a job, I’m generally expected to give 2 weeks notice so the company isn’t left without essential things being done.
When a company decides to let me go though? No warning to start putting in applications or saving more money. You’re just gone. Total horse sh%t.
9. I mean, I have an issue.
Cigarette butts. They’re not biodegradable and it’s a fire hazard. We have issues with coffee cups, plastic bottles, etc, But we’re totally fine with cigarette butts. If you’re a smoker, make sure it only hurts you and nobody else.
10. A modern tale.
Saying COVID-19 is a hoax but being top of the list for a vaccine.
11. They always catch the second person.
Someone can treat you however they want and nobody says a word, but the minute you say anything back you’re the villain. It makes me sick!
I’ve noticed that everyone loves to tell people to stand up for themselves, but the second someone stands up to them, all of a sudden they’re offended and somehow the victim.
Or when a family member is being a drama llama and everyone just lets them do what they want and when someone finally stands up to them, they’re the bad guy, they’re causing drama.
They know cousin Karen is insufferable, why did they have to confront her! Clearly, it’s their fault, not Karen’s.
12. Loyalty is not rewarded.
Business should do whatever it takes to get ahead, but if the employee tries to make their life better, or find a new job, they are lazy and ungrateful.
13. Baking is for everyone, same as eating.
Baking is for women. I love watching baking shows and seeing the creativity. I was recently inspired to make a father-daughter pact to bake something with my five-year-old daughter at least once a week.
Next weekend, I am teaching her to make a checkerboard pattern cake (teaching myself, too). Last weekend, we made homemade bread, and she has been asking for a slice of that bread with every meal until now it is almost gone.
14. It shouldn’t be a secret.
Recently on here there was a thread about employers hiding the pay for a posted position. Most people hated it as it was a waste of time to get to the point where they are willing to tell you the pay and it’s an insulting amount.
A few people were defending it. One guy said that it only makes sense for the employer to hide this from you and try to manipulate you about pay. From the employer’s point of view they need to pay you as little as possible and if they post a salary then people who want more than that will not apply (so no chance to underpay someone who is worth more) and they will have to deal with people who aren’t good enough for that [meager] salary.
So according to this guy, really, it’s for the best that they try to screw you with hidden a salary for job postings. He’s saying this as if we’re supposed to just agree with it and not stand up for ourselves and just bend over and take it.
But us demanding to know the salary during the first contact about a job? Unacceptable. How dare we try to interfere with the company trying to screw us.
15. There’s really no difference.
Rich people getting money from the government vs poor people getting money from the government.
16. Yeah… why is this a thing?
If you owe a company money, you will be charged interest/late fees/service interruption almost immediately after the due date.
If a company owes you money, you might see it in 4-6 weeks/2-3 billing cycles.
17. A tale as old as time.
As a 17 year old I am expected to act like an adult but treated like child.
The same kind of occurs when you’re in college.
You’re basically treated like a kid who can get arrested and drink, since you’re still under your parents’ wing.
18. Definitely gets me riled.
Father here. On multiple occasions of taking my either of my children to the “parents” room to change their nappies whilst out and about, I often receive dirty looks from the mothers and have even been asked to leave once.
It’s a parents room, not mothers. I just want to care for my d*mn children the same as you.
19. There’s no reason for it.
The employee should give two weeks notice, anything else is unprofessional.
But the employer will actively obscure their intentions until the very last minute.
20. Good for you, Dad.
I’m a Dad of a 3 year old and it drives me f*cking crazy when people tell me how “great” it is that I’m “babysitting” or “watching” my Son for my Wife.
He’s my kid, d*ckheads.
I’m just as much a parent as my Wife is.
21. Nasty is one word for it.
My last boss had a nasty habit of, upon finding out that an employee was moving to a company we did work for/bought equipment from, he would call said company and tell them “if you hire x person, we’ll never work with you again.”
Then he had the audacity to tell me that it was unprofessional of me to tell him I was quitting day of.
22. Everyone is allowed to be upset.
When people tell you not to be upset because other people have it worse
That’s like saying “don’t be happy, other people have it better”
23. They’re not going to apologize, either.
Dogs can bite us but we can’t bite them.
24. What a concept.
Right now in Canada, we’re in strict lockdown but a dozen of our politicians have been found vacationing around the globe.
In other words, we can’t bury grandma at a funeral, but these politicians can go work their tan.
Thankfully, many of them have resigned in the last 2 weeks.
25. Gender flipping isn’t as popular as it should be.
Those romantic comedies with the cliché beautiful and smart woman married to the dumbest f*ck of a guy who is lucky to have her.
Swap the roles and see people flip out.
26. And it happens a lot.
you miss your bill to your internet/cable provider by a day and you pay fees out your a$s.
Your service goes down for a week…. oh well, you get jack sh%t.
27. Yeah, that’s gross.
Basically being against violence but making comments about how men will get r**ed in prison.
It’s disgusting and it’s so mainstream.
Every cop show makes some comment about prison r**e being okay.
Even shows like SVU where their entire storyline should be about protecting people.
28. The rules, though.
“No limit on sick days” policy followed by an annual evaluation where I was told I took the most sick days.
Either f*cking dock my pay, take away my vacation days, or change your policy. Dont make employees feel like a$sholes because of guidelines you laid out for them.
29. Definitely not equal.
Bis*xual women are s*xualized. Bis*xual men are shunned.
Also, a bi male is only accepted when he usually dates primarily women. A man who dates men (or even married to a man), is often quickly mislabelled as gay. Put into a stereotyped box of what gay men do. As a married guy (M/M), when with my gay friends they talk horribly about women’s anatomy. When with straight men, they say I don’t act gay, or won’t acknowledge men can be bi. I haven’t been able to find many other bis*xual men to hang out with socially. Usually they’re repressed and discreet, or only hyper s*xually minded. Dude, I want to enjoy my beer.
Women are generally not existent on the s*xual periphery because they assume I’m gay because I’m married to a man. Not all men fit s*xually. My husband and I are both tops, so have been open to playing with a third s*xually together. We’ve been married 15 years and are emotionally and mentally secure in our relationship and committed.
Further, i don’t believe a lot of bis*xuals or society feel they’re part of the LGBT community. Many believe it’s a community reserved for the overtly oppressed, mentally damaged and misfits. It’s politically correct to be accepting and an ally, but not a community that’s chosen to be a part of.
30. This never made sense to me.
If you always arrive to work late you’re in big trouble.
If work never finishes on time, “shrug, no big deal.”
31. That day will come, right?
I f*cking yearn for the day when someone going to a therapist to support your mental health is treated socially how going to the gym is for your physical health.
Like just imagine if in a room full of dudes (am a dude) someone said they really made gains in therapy and the homies were supportive.
It would legit make the world a better place but somehow taking care of mental health gets looked down on a lot.
Yeah, all of these can go straight out the door and never come back.
Is there something you would add to this list? If so, drop it in the comments!