In the midst of it all, both boys and girls face double standards regarding how peers react to sexual experiences, new Penn State research shows. Derek Kreager, associate professor of sociology and criminology, and a team of researchers discovered the gender inequities after analyzing close to 1, adolescents from the PROSPER project, a longitudinal study of 28 school communities in rural Pennsylvania and Iowa. Kreager and his team followed the sample of students from sixth grade through the end of ninth grade. The students were asked to complete self-administered surveys twice per year during school hours.
Sex Roles. The purpose of the present research was to compare men's and women's perceptions of female contraceptive behavior and investigate the relationship between sexual experience and these perceptions. They were then asked to rate the female on several behavioral and personality measures and to complete a sexual experience scale. Results showed differences in the way men and women perceived the female target. A positive correlation was also found between sexual experience and more favorable perceptions of the sexually-prepared female. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
The many gender specific double standards that exist are big topics of debate among people across the world. Both men and women are constantly arguing over who is targeted more and who has it the hardest. Double standards have existed for a long time, and it is only now that people are trying to drop the barriers and move away from these standards we have imbedded into our society.
In , comedic legend Bill Cosby preformed in Denver. Politically, he had the courage to disagree with the entertainment elite, daring to say that African-American men should care for their children, clean up their speech and stop blaming others for their ills. Huge mistake for him. A few months later another beloved alleged serial sexual predator came to town.