why is the stimatizing different for men and woman.

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    floodmartinaposted 7 years ago

    why is the stimatizing different for men and woman.

    why is it that when a woman dates a married man she is considered a home wrecker but if a man dates a married woman he is considered just a cheater.

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    wychicposted 7 years ago

    My guess is that this started because women who had families were the cornerstone of their household, it was assumed they would not work outside the home and their entire life would be devoted to their husband and kids. Today a large percentage of women work outside of the home while there are the previously unheard-of stay-at-home dads, so it's not necessarily tearing apart the home. Add to that, there has always been a double standard in every culture that I know of where it is somehow more acceptable for men to cheat than it is for women. In fact, in many cultures it has been considered perfectly acceptable for men to keep mistresses but a mortal sin for women to have lovers outside of their marriage.