I’ve always this analogy is pretty silly… Think about it… Why do we admire Sir Edmund Hillary? Because he did something very difficult. Thus it is with this seeming “double standard”. But closer examination reveals otherwise. It is very easy for a woman to be a “slut” (not my words; someone else’s). But it is very difficult for a man to be the “stud”. When a woman goes out, she knows before she ever puts on her make up if she will spend the night with a man. A man does not know. He may hope… He may talk a good game. But at the end of the night, he just doesn’t know. The woman knows. That’s why we have this seeming double standard. We admire things that are rare and difficult. We disdain things that are common and easy.