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Keira Knightley Pens Essay Criticizing Kate Middleton's Post-Birth Appearance For Hiding The Reality Of Childbirth

By Dana Levinson

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth to her third child this past April. She made multiple appearances outside the Lindo Wing of Saint Mary's Hospital, one right after giving birth. Of course, she looked flawless in each of them. It helps to be a member of the royal family.

But now, Oscar nominated actress Keira Knightley is pushing back at these photos for giving women "unrealistic expectations" of what they should look like after giving birth. Knightley penned an essay entitled "The Weaker Sex" for a collection called Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies), curated by Scarlett Curtis, who co-founded The Pink Protest.

Knightley writes...

"We stand and watch the TV screen. She [Kate] 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."

But some were not here for what Knightley had to say...