So I was involved in a conversation with 3 other females. We were talking about 4 people: Man A, Man B, Woman A and Woman B.
All except Woman B are married with kids and there was shameless flirting that had gone on between the women and the men. The kind of flirting that made the people around them uncomfortable and that had people talking.
The discussion moved in the direction of who was acting the worst in the situation in the context of each of their lives. All of us agreed that Woman B was the better of the four "evils". She wasn't married and whilst it isn't the most honest thing to flirt with someone's husband, she herself was not married and is therefore the one that should have an ok time sleeping at night.
It really got interesting when it came to classifying the remaining three. I personally felt that all three were equals in this situation. All were acting in ways that they wouldn't want their spouses to see and none of their actions were less reprehensible than the actions of the others. All had children and would cause equal disruption if their actions were to lead to marital discord.
Two of the other women involved in the situation felt that Woman A was the "worst" in this situation because she was the mother of small children. The impression I got was that somehow because she was a mother, it was worse.
I didn't have time to ask if maybe they expected worse from men than they did women thus when women act in ways that may imply infidelity it is more reprehensible. Or maybe they had other reasons. But I do not agree and I don't really understand logic behind their opinions.
Is this a common double standard? Are there more people out there that feel that Woman A was more wrong than the two men? Does anyone think that the men are more wrong or that perhaps Woman B was the "wrongest" of them all?