It’s 2019 and the world is shifting its perspective regarding gender and long-standing gender stereotypes. Kate Hudson has recently spoke out about her decision to raise her new daughter as “genderless.” The award-winning actress recently welcomed her third child, daughter Rani Rose, along with her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa. The 39 year old star is also the mother of sons, Ryder and Bingham. The outspoken actress recently shared in a magazine interview, “I think you just raise your kids individually regardless — like a genderless [approach]… We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as.”
Hudson recently shared an Instagram post commenting on the controversy sparked by her comments surrounding her parenting approach. “I raise and continue to raise my children, both my boys and girl to feel free to be exactly who they want to be,” the post shared. “Me saying a ‘genderless approach’ was a way of re-focusing the conversation in a direction that could exist outside of the female stereotype.” She concluded, “I just try to raise my kids to be good people with the best tools to face this big crazy world.”
The Almost Famous star is one of many celebrities who have been public about their unconventional choices surrounding the upbringing of their children. Angelia Jolie and Brad Pitt have long been candid about their daughter, Shiloh’s, non-conforming gender journey. Jolie told Vanity Fair magazine in a 2010 interview that her daughter has been exploring her gender identity since she was a toddler. “She wants to be a boy,” the actress said. “So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.” The gender neutral parenting approach, regardless of divisive public perspective, remains a growing trend.