If a man has a one-night stand, he celebrates his victory and receives numerous high fives from friends. If a woman has a one-night stand, she either must have been looking for more than a one-night stand, and was fooled, or she made a terrible mistake.
Why can’t a woman receive the high fives the next day? Trying to picture this scenario, it’s pretty easy to tell that something is a bit awkward here. It seems that a woman celebrating her one-night stand, instead of crying or hiding her face in shame, is socially . . . awkward.
Society says that men are dominant, and that it’s up to the man to find his woman. In order to do that we suppose he should be allowed a few one-night stands. But a woman is supposed to sit around and wait for a man to find her, so for a woman to proudly admit to a one-night stand, or even to asking a man out, is socially looked down upon.
But what if we want to have a one-night stand and brag about it the next day? How can we do this without harsh judgment? In truth, we can’t. We’re going outside of social norms and that will always bring persecution from somewhere.
The only option is to live your life the way that makes you happy. And if you’re happy, who cares what someone else says?