Kate Hudson has addressed rumors about whether or not she is raising her daughter to be genderless, saying she feels that the question in itself is ‘antiquated’.
The actress first addressed this rumor on Instagram on Monday. She talked about whether or not she was raising her daughter Rani Rose Fujikawa Hudson with a ‘genderless approach’.
She said, “Recently someone asked me something along the lines of if having and raising a girl is different from boys. My response was simple. Not really. This whole click bait tactic of saying I’m raising my daughter to be ‘genderless’ is silly and frankly doesn’t even make sense.”
She said that saying she was raising her daughter with a ‘genderless approach’ was a way of “refocusing the conversation in a direction that could exist outside of the female stereotype.” She added, “I raise and will continue to raise my children, both my boys and girl to feel free to be exactly who they want to be. To feel confident in their life choices and feel loved and supported no matter what.”
She reminded readers that “not all girls want to be a princess, some want to be king” which makes this question kind of “antiquated”.
She also shared, “I recognize some want to take a headline earnestly as if I have some new age method of raising my kids and I really do hate disappointing people but I don’t. I just try to raise my kids to be good people with the best tools to face this big crazy world.”
She also made clear that she does not want to impose any kinds of boundaries on her kids, and that they are free to explore their own genders as they grow up. She said, “If they grow up and identify with something different than what others want to identify them as…mama’s cool with it!”
Hudson gave birth to Rani Rose on October 2, 2018.