Here’s What People Thought Of Keira Knightley’s Criticism Of Kate Middleton’s Post Baby Look
What did you think?
Keira Knightly spoke out against Duchess Kate Middleton this week, for her seemingly perfect post baby style.
The Love Actually star wrote in feminist essay collection Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies), a piece called “The Weaker Sex,” explaining how she felt William’s wife looked a little bit too perfect when she greeted the press just hours after having her three kids, George, Charlotte and Louis.
Have a read of the excerpt below:
“We stand and watch the TV screen. She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on. The face the world wants to see. Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful, look stylish, don’t show your battleground, Kate. Seven hours after your fight with life and death, seven hours after your body breaks open, and bloody, screaming life comes out. Don’t show. Don’t tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers.
“My vagina split. You came out with your eyes open. Arms up in the air. Screaming. They put you on to me, covered in blood, vernix, your head misshapen from the birth canal. Pulsating, gasping, screaming. You latched on to my breast immediately, hungrily, I remember the pain. The mouth clenched tight around my nipple, light sucking on and sucking out. I remember the s—, the vomit, the blood, the stitches. I remember my battleground. Your battleground and life pulsating. Surviving. And I am the weaker sex?”
Now, we’re all for everyone having the right to their opinion, but did the actress go to far in her criticism of the much loved Royal – simply because she had a curly blow dry after labour?
Here’s what Twitter thought of the whole debacle.
Some women prefer to keep their shit to themselves. The ideal of feminism is that we women are independent, autonomous beings who cannot be controlled by any other person or group. Including other women. Quit shaming cause she’s different from you. https://t.co/NaYJ4cvsCT
— Velveeta Cheetah (@VelveetaCheetah) October 5, 2018
Keira Knightley came off so foolishly criticizing Kate Middleton for dressing up right after childbirth. She is royalty it's kind of her job. Also, how did that belittle the act of childbirth? SMH. pic.twitter.com/0USQtYIdLV
— Jess (@dazzle715) October 6, 2018
I appreciate what Keira Knightley is saying here. After such an experience as giving birth, mere hours later Kate Middleton is dolled up, hair curled, mascara put on for press photographers. That must be excruciating. https://t.co/B6xBO7sblp
— Mallory Busch (@yeamal) October 5, 2018
Was it a step too far?
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