The news is blowing up with comments, judgments and social issues of how Miley Cyrus acted on the MTV Video Music Awards last night. The raciness of her performance with Robin Thicke has caused people to lash out with insults about her character and stability as a young woman.
What is interesting about the whole incident is that Robin Thicke, who was just as much a part of the performance as Miley, is not being criticized at all for his behavior. The double standard proves that society has certain expectations about how celebrities, based on their gender, should act in public.
This is also a reality for public figures within local organizations. The expectations of the communities we live in, our employees and the judicial systems we work with may not seem reasonable or fair. Do you think this is a double standard? Or should our community leaders live by these social expectations?