Men too face stereotypes but they are told to brush aside those comments, but we women are told to grip them but why. Our reader Romila shares a poem urging us to not think of women are objects. We need to break the superwoman concept and be real she says. @romspeaks raises many key questions on why women must fit a mould. “We need to embrace the variations because if we all are/were the same, don’t you think it might get old?”

One shape on one Globe, but why?

Her zero waist and thunder thighs

I’m stuck with having just nice eyes, but why?

That long black hair and her perfect skin

I’m trying to just get into shape, but why?

The society praises the ideal woman

Who exists flawlessly only in the magazines

We edit, nip, tuck and afflict our bodies

As we are the ‘object’, men lust about, but why?

I wish to change this interpretation as we women are not objects. When we act inside the lines of community it changes our principles, we act wickedly because that is what is expected. Men too face stereotypes but they are told to brush aside those comments, but we women are told to grip them but why?

It is time we stand up and be concerned. Every woman is different.

How can we main stream those flaunting their tall, short, skinny bodies? We may be thick bodies. It’s not one type. There’s more than one form so just take that in. The stereotypes of flawlessness are not fair. Women hurt themselves to be perfect. It is time we stand up and be concerned. Every woman is different. We come in many shapes and sizes so why do we have to make one mould? We need to embrace the variations because if we all are/were the same, don’t you think it might get old?

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