Lita Poliakova “Ripening dolls”

A part of the humankind has an ability to give birth. The childbearing transforms women life being. Physiological changes conflict with beauty standards imposed by the society. Performing a “public duty”, the woman falls out of social life, impairs her career and, in some parts of the world, gets into vulnerable conditions. At the same time, the society is still not ready to understand the women enjoying their child-free lives. What is this? Privilege or norm? Duty or sacrificing? Who are they: deformed mannequins, wearing out machines, or worthy contributors? Do the women have any choice? Do they decide when they are ready for motherhood? Or is this determined neither by them nor by the society, but by the nature only?