22 Thought-Provoking Illustrations About Femininity By Lainey Molnar

Published 3 weeks ago

There are many challenges that the modern woman faces in terms of gender issues, body image and unrealistic expectations from society to name a few. Illustrator, Lainey Molnar depicts these challenges in her relatable comics which explore these absurd criteria women are expected to fulfil in order to feel worthy. 

Molnar’s work also aims to address various misconceptions about femininity, exposing the misunderstandings about women that are still prevalent to this day. We’ve shared a few of her most recent works in the gallery below, which the artist hopes will “ignite the thoughts and provoke the conversations” that need to happen.

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Do-nut touch da donutLouder for those in the back! :>

#2

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Do-nut touch da donutI absolutly HATE! When people say ‘thats not my job’ to things that clearly are! You chose to be a parent so it IS your job to work with your spouse to take care of your kids, its not the sole job of one or the other its a team effort… chores too

#3

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Tracy Wallic: This is also what the fat acceptance movement is about. We just wanted to be treated like human beings, the same as non-fat people are.

#4

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Tracy Wallick (edited): Men get scarily angry and abusive if you’re a woman he doesn’t want to f*ck.

#5

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Tracy WallickWas everyone an adult? Was it consensual? Then it’s none of my business.

#6

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ArodTheHorribleWell said

#7

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axisgaymtfAMEN SAY IT LOUDERRR

#8

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Sky RenderMaybe he could learn to cook for himself instead.

#9

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#11

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JBI RAISED my standards and am having the most emotionally contented time of my life chugging wine with my cats instead of being the physical and emotional punching bag for men who NEVER deserved me.

#12

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Queenly Bored: we can’t win

#13

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Goose of the AhonkalypseThis is so true. It’s important to talk about unrealistic romance expectations because they’re so present in so much media, especially in stuff that’s typically geared toward teens or women. Which is not to say there’s anything wrong with the genre so much as it needs to be talked about just like unrealistic body expectations.

#14

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#18

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Sky RenderDon’t forget the white noise generator!

#19

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SeaJaySeaLouder for those in the back! Sad this is even a thing :(

#20

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#21

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Tracy Wallick: I hated my body for many years and agonized that I could never get below 150lbs (and I only got to 150-something by starving myself and running 4-5 miles multiple times a week). As it turns out, I would have to be emaciated for that ever to happen; even when I was doing my best to starve myself, I just don’t have the build to meet modern beauty standards. The military has NOT helped things, since if you fail weigh-ins, the tape measure system is completely broken; I’d have to surgically remove part of my pelvis to pass the rope-n-choke as we call it.

#22

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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