I just did a live chat with the Times of London and lemme tell you, to a one, the guys who participated affirmed what I think most of us already know: That the pressure to look perfect 30 seconds postpartum does not come from regular guys so much as tastemakers in the media and our own internalizing of media silliness.
What I loved about this chat was how thoughtful the comments were. I wish I had the tech savvy to do something like that here.
Meantime, please continue the conversation below in comments, if you feel passionate about it. I’d love to know from anyone who has lived in the UK if the pressure to be “hot” is, in fact, greater here. Here’s the link to the chat.