The post-baby bodies of female celebrities: we apparently cannot get enough of them.
We either praise their super-fast return to being slim and fit or criticize them for daring to step outside the house while being a bit heavier than they were on their last pre-pregnancy red carpet stroll. Something I have learned from the media about female celebrities is that stepping outside the home after having a baby, whether it’s to buy groceries or attend an event, is done purely for the purpose of flaunting, displaying or showing off your body. It seems no one is modest enough to simply leave their body at home while they pop to the shops and any return to public life should be considered the Big Reveal, done purely for the benefit of the waiting public.
It was 1915 when Gillette first introduced a razor for women- but it wasn’t even close to the first time that women were encouraged to remove body hair. Centuries before, the Egyptians and the ladies of the Roman Empire were using all manner of methods and concoctions to rid themselves of body hair. Later on, the French, too, became known for a hair-free look. The Tudors of England took it to new extremes with hairline plucking to enhance the brow. Traditionally, it seems to have been the province of the wealthy and was often regarded as a sign of being high-class.