Keoni Galt writes here:
What men bring to the table and what women bring to the table in what we now refer to as the institution of Marriage 1.0, were two different assets to be exchanged for the mutual benefit of the children created by their union.
Men’s primary marital asset was their resources and ability to labor to acquire more resources, to support the family. Men with lesser means or abilities to provide were (and usually still are) viewed as less desirable marriage material, regardless of his sexual history.
Women’s primary martial asset was their guarantee to their husbands that children born of their union where his. Women with an openly promiscuous past are viewed as less desirable marriage material because of the greater chances of cuckoldry and infidelity, regardless of her ability to be a provider.
It’s not that there is a double standard, it’s just that there is two different standards: one for men, one for women – and the standards for each are simply based on what they each brought to the table by virtue of the formerly accepted and widely understood division of labor, which was based on
gendersex. This was the essential paradigm of the institution we now refer to as marriage 1.0.
There cannot be this so-called sexual double-standard, because a man’s contribution to the nuclear family unit was his capacity to be a provider, not his sexual purity. A woman could find a willing virgin who has no provider capacity to marry her…but her own hypergamous instincts would cause her to view him as less than adequate in terms of marriage material, his sexual purity notwithstanding.
Women complaining about this mythical double-standard, would be the equivalent to men complaining that more marriages should have the women be the providers while the men stay home, keep house and raise the kids.
It kind of presents the old wine in the new (and I may say better) bottle. Instead of explaining away the double standard by differences in sexual biology of man and woman, he posits that there is no double standard at all – just different standards for men and women in the society.
It makes more sense. It is double standard when two identical beings are treated differently. However, men and women are different in a lot of ways, especially so in the sphere of sexuality. And the differences are apparent in their behavior. It is then not double standard at all if men and women are expected to live up to the different standards corresponding to their different sexual biology and nature.