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3 Illustrations Capture The Absurd Double Standards Women Face Today

3 Illustrations Capture The Absurd Double Standards Women Face Today

Today women are faced with a ton of unnecessary pressure and may feel they need to conform to the way our seemingly liberated society deems fit. London-based fashion illustrator, Daisy Bernard acurately illustrates how women are judged and labeled in every aspect of their life. She says she was inspired to create the series after news of a Muslim woman in France was forced to remove clothes on a beach by police back in August. Originally the post was published to a UK website, The Tab, and it had gained quite a bit of attention thereafter.

The main message Bernard tries to get across is that a lot of times women disregard the judgement projected on to them and brush it off as that is just the way it is. However, it should be called out and addressed because it is unnacceptable. Bernard says, “It’s stuff that we often dismiss because it’s just ‘the way of life’ – which it really shouldn’t be.”

It’s very important for women to not fulfill the expectations society imposes on them. It is impossible to please everyone, and trying to do so can lead to depression and an overall feeling of worthlessness and unhappiness. Below, take a look at the creative illustrations by Bernard that created so much hype:

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    Not only do women deal with the “glass ceiling” issue where they are often thought to not be qualified enough as a man to hold powerful positions within a company, they also deal with the judgement of their appearance and how they conduct themselves.

    It’s important for a woman to dress in a way where she feels most herself, empowered, and comfortable. When faced with these issues, it’s advised to address them with human resources. No woman should be treated differently or disrespectfully because of the way she chooses to dress herself. If you never speak up, there will most likely never be a solution.

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      Relationships are tough in general. How many times do you hear “she’s crazy” or “she’s boring”? And that’s not even cracking the surface. It seems that women are judged more harshly than men in relationships because they tend to be more driven by their emotions.

      There is nothing wrong with that. When someone throw these things in your face, maintain your composure and sense of self. Embrace being a woman, you are more powerful than most want you to believe. You know exactly who you are, remember what you deserve and more importantly what you don’t, and do not change who you are to fit in to what seems “acceptable”. Someone will love you and accept you for exactly who you are, crazy mood swings and all.

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        The one that sticks out to me the most here is “you’re too high-maintenance”. However, I’m sure a lot of you have heard most, if not all of these things before. You’re always going to be too much or not enough for someone. That is not something you can control. What you can control is how you view yourself. Love who you are, dress how you want to dress, love what you do.

        As a woman, you all have days when you want to throw on sweats or leggings, an over-sized tee, and a hat. Sometimes you don’t want to shave your legs for a week because I mean, who really wants to spend an extra 20 minutes in the shower only to discover you missed a spot when you’re already in bed? Man, I hate that. Other days you want to dress up and feel beautiful. You want that perfect highlight and contour, perfectly waved hair, perfect outfit, you get what I mean.

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        Don’t let someone decide what kind of person you are based on how you dress. You are beautiful no matter what!

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        Last Updated on October 9, 2018

        27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

        27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

        Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

        If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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        1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
        2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
        3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
        4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
        5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
        6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
        7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
        8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
        9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
        10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
        11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
        12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
        13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
        14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
        15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
        16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
        17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
        18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
        19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
        20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
        21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
        22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
        23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
        24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
        25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
        26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
        27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

        Remember:

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        It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

        If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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