Khloe Kardashian and Phenomenon of Baby Shaming

She looks happy, right? (Photo by Redbook)Although the world has been busy obsessing over Kim Kardashian's pregnancy (see recent bikini baby bump photos), that doesn't mean younger sister Khloe is off the hook—at least when it comes to her ovaries.

In the June issue of Redbook, the 28-year-old reality star talks about the downsides of publicly sharing her struggle to get pregnant, saying that she wishes people would stop pestering her about her fertility. "People assume I'm desperate for a baby," she tells Redbook. "And yes, I would love to have a baby. But I'm 28, and I've been married three and a half years. I love my life, but it doesn't feel incomplete right now."

So she's happy. Check. Now, can we all move on?

It seems like every day there's another celebrity whose loins are screaming to be fertilized. When Kate Middleton married Prince William, the media could no longer call her "Waity Katie" (a nickname referring to Middleton having to wait eight years to get engaged) and there were dozens of reports of a royal offspring in the making. In October 2012, off the heels of her divorce to NBA player and alleged cheater Tony Parker, there was much speculation that Eva Longoria was pregnant with then-boyfriend New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (her rep nixed rumors with an official statement). And then of course there's America's Sweetheart Jennifer Aniston who after years of fielding pregnancy rumors both while married to Brad Pitt and not, finally addressed our fascination with her uterus by way of a video spoof co-starring Jimmy Kimmel.

While some celebrities get left alone in this regard and others (Britney, Rihanna, Lindsay) are downright discouraged from procreating, the public has an obsession with certain women having kids: They're Hollywood's underdogs—Khloe Kardashian, the less famous and childless Kardashian, the ever-lonely Aniston who got screwed over for the clearly fertile Angelina Jolie, scorned divorcee Eva Longoria, and former commoner Middleton who for so long, many doubted would make it to the throne. Tabloids have taken on an overbearing mother role with these women, urging them in the direction of what the public wants for them, rather than what they want for themselves.

Sound familiar? In a way, they're also encountering what many normal women deal with every day—the frustrating notion that a marriage isn't happy, complete, or even legitimized unless there's a baby on board, evidenced by the never-ending barrage of expectant dinner party questions such as "When are you two having kids?" once a woman has a ring on her finger.

Does the celebrity baby obsession have an underlying sexist agenda? Or is it just a manifestation of our own fears and pressures?  Either way, nobody wants to be subject of baby-shaming.