15 Inspiring Images Helping Women Overcome Stereotypes and Love Their Own Bodies

Lainey Molnar is a talented Dutch cartoonist. She addresses issues that lots of women have to struggle with. She speaks loud about motherhood, self-acceptance, body, sexuality and social expectations. She deals with any stereotypes and convinces girls that they can all live their own lives without succumbing to family pressure.

#1 Slim body does not mean healthy body

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Sometimes slim women suffer from nutritional disorders and the slim body they take pride in is nothing but a final effect of starvation diets.

#2 Women have different priorities and targets even if they belong to the same age group

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Not all women in their thirties want to have a child. Some of them might be more interested in travelling or cooking.

#3 The body after pregnancy

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Right after delivery women do not have the body of a model. Still, it’s not worth tormenting yourself just to get slim again quickly. Watching photos of celebrities who got back to shape is a waste of time. It is much better to let your bodies speak to you and follow its guidelines.

#4 All the faces of success

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Women define ‘success’ in a number of ways. That could be getting promoted, buying a new apartment, getting married or… getting up. Everything depends on the stage of life you are in now.

#5 Two dimensions of health

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If you’re having a physical condition, all your family and friends will be there for you ready to help. But depression or psychological conditions make a woman invisible. Many people just can’t figure out why you are not able to get up and go.

#6 All the kinds of skin

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Perfectly smooth skin does not exist. It always has got some texture and there are always some imperfections like scars, spots, pores and pimples.

#7 Being a mother is a full-time job

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There is absolutely nothing wrong in giving up a job to take care of home and look after children. This work is just as heavy as any other jobs. And it is usually a 24/7 one.

#8 Decency

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Women do not have to hide their bodies to avoid seducing men. You can wear a mini-skirt or tops showing as much of your body as you only wish. The only problem there is is the way men perceive a woman’s appearance and that leads to drastic acts, not the clothes or the woman. Anyone saying that women provoke men to do something is completely ridiculous.

#9 The breast changes

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As the years go by, our breast changes. Still, if you don’t like to wear your bra, just don’t do it! It is an absolutely optional piece of clothing!

#10 Sweat is something normal

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Various parts of our body go sweaty. In the summer you will see that on your thighs, under your breast or your armpits.

#11 Bikini

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All women can wear bikinis. No matter how slim you are (or not), how heavy or how many stretch marks you have got.

#12 Acceptable behaviors

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Somehow a man peeing in a public place does not stir as much controversy as a breast-feeding mother in a restaurant or a shopping center.

#13 Being a mother

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Some women don’t want to be mothers and we have to respect that. In fact all woman has got some fixed views on having children.

#14 Professions

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Both women earn their living by dancing. Why does one of them deserve more respect than the other?

#15 Respect

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All of us, irrespective of our social or professional status, deserves the same respect.

What is the worst stereotype about women that you have heard of?