As a woman, it is usually tough to know what advice to follow when all of it is so contradictory.
What to wear is one of the typical unreasonable advice women get but isn’t the only case of the unreasonable advice women are forced to go through daily. Women are regularly set conflicting expectations on how to look (wear makeup but look natural) or how to behave at work (act like a lady, think like a boss) or in relationships (don’t be a slut but don’t be frigid). These ridiculous expectations are created usually by men, and in many cases by other women too.
These illustrations show the conflicting expectations women face every day
The office is one of the most notorious places where women are told how they should be.
Women are constantly judged for how they look, or should look.
Fight your case and you’re a psycho, jealous bitch who’s got your man whipped. But keep quiet and you’re under the thumb, a pushover who should stick up for herself more. Either way, you’re a joke.
Women who forwardly initiate sex are dismissed as sluts who aren’t worthy for relationships, while others are labelled frigid or prudes.
Illustrations by Daisy Bernard Art.