Keira Knightley opens up about the b-side of motherhood that few talk about- Keira Knightley on motherhood and feminism

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The maternity It is one of the topics that has been on everyone’s lips the most since the beginning of time. Everyone sees the right to have an opinion on it and to question the decisions of each mother, many times with the only foundation given by certain clichés, taboos and the idealization to which this aspect of the life of the woman, which only generates frustration, because not everything is as beautiful as it is painted. A few days ago it was Hilary Duff who desidealizaba motherhood, recreating with a touch of humor that snapshot in which Rachel McAdams claimed the normalization of breastfeeding maternal, still taboo in our days with which society shames both those who practice it, when they do it in public, and those who do not, with the blow of breast pumps.

Has now been Keira Knightley the one who has decided to raise her voice to praise each and every one of the women What are they mothers for “the emotional and physical marathon” that being a mother means: “I don’t think we give women enough credit for the physical and emotional marathon they go through when they become mothers,” the actress declared to an acquaintance. “I come from an incredibly privileged place. I have incredible support. I have had incredible luck in my career, I can afford a good system of childcare and yet it is still very difficult for me,” he added. “And it’s okay to say so.”

And it is to recognize how hard and sacrificed What is to be mother In our society, in which conciliation is an endless search to avoid having to choose between oneself and all that this entails and her family, it does not mean that a different life is desired, it does not necessarily imply repentance and by no means does it mean that your son is not the best thing that has happened to you in the world, but logically it supposes a change, in the good and in the bad: “(Saying it) does not mean that I do not love my son, I am only admitting that the lack of sleep, the hormonal changes, the change in the relationship with my partner, it’s all the things that make me feel like I’m failing from day to day. I have to remind myself that I have not failed, I am just doing what I can do, but it is not easy. “

They shouldn’t be your own mothers those that repeat themselves the great job that they do every day to stay strong, it should be society as a whole that should recognize the effort that all woman takes place from the first minute, not only in the one that becomes a mother, but in the one that stays pregnant, giving his life for another day by day. We should acknowledge to all women that each one is the best mother she can be, but this is something that will not happen until the feminism has become a reality: “I feel like I have a responsibility to help create a more equal world. We live in a male-dominated society and it can only be helpful to talk about the full experience of a woman, in contrast to the very fine line of femininity that we normally see in our culture “, affirmed the actress, after having experienced it in Colette, his new film about the 19th century writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

But this was not the first time Keira Knightley manifests itself in favor of feminism. She has already referred to these same questions in a book of feminist essays. Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, in which he criticized the pressure that the Duchess of Cambridge suffered in particular to look perfect right after giving birth to Prince Louis.

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