These comics capture society’s ridiculously unfair expectations of women

Lainey Molnar is a 32-year-old single woman who is childless by choice. Needless to say, she is no stranger to the judgment to which women are subjected, which is not in line with society’s expectations.

“I’ve always been considered a black sheep,” the Amsterdam-based artist told HuffPost. “I have 51 tattoos. I’m constantly talking about taboos. I’ve lived out of a suitcase that’s wandered around three continents for the last four or five years. I have no education and I can not drive. My ‘normal ‘somehow evokes judgment in people, so I would process it in my own way.’

As an artist, Molnar performs her adaptation through related illustrations, which she posts her popular Instagram account.

Molnar often casts a comic version of himself in the drawings, which explores everything from how an established, talented woman looks to how exhausting it is to have to achieve the ideal “beach body” every summer.

Next to each illustration, Molnar includes a caption in which she ponders the current topic or describes her own experiences.

“We have the right to choose our lifestyle and not apologize for it,” she wrote when she posted the “established woman” illustration above. “We have the right not to settle for less, we have the right to choose what makes us whole, [whether it’s] a white fence and three toddlers or backpack around the world. Do not let anyone’s rulebook or judgment define you. ”

The comics have attracted Molnar’s more than 793,000 followers.

“Life should not just be a list of ‘two-dos’ to check,” one woman said in response to the “established woman” post. “It has to be what we want it to be.”

“I feel it here!” another woman said about the “beach body” drawing. “I made myself wear the more revealing swimsuit to show myself that I had nothing to apologize for. [for]. “

Molnar tries to read and respond to as many comments as she can.

“It’s so amazing to see woxn from all corners of the world open up about their own personal experiences and hype and uplift each other in the comments, ”she said.

Recently, Molnar has expanded her work to reflect the personal challenges and concerns that her followers have expressed in the comments, such as mental health and generational trauma and the high expectations placed on new mothers.

With each illustration, Molnar tries to find a balance between vulnerability and humor. As she puts it, she wants to leave the viewer with a simple but powerful message: “Life choices that do not hurt anyone are never ‘good’ or ‘bad’, they are simply personal.”

Scroll down for more illustrations, or go to Molnar’s Instagram page to see her work in its entirety.

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

Clarinda Molnar

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