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Kate Hudson slams headlines saying she’s raising kids ‘genderless’

February 12, 2019 GMT

Actress Kate Hudson on Monday slammed headlines that said she’s raising her daughter with a “genderless” approach.

Media outlets seized on Ms. Hudson’s comments to AOL earlier this month when she used the word “genderless” to explain how her approach to raising her 4-month-old daughter has been different than with her two older boys.

“I think you just raise your kids individually regardless like a genderless [approach],” she said in the Jan. 18 interview. “We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as. I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds and her way. It’s very different from the boys, and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes.”


In a post on her Instagram page Monday afternoon, Ms. Hudson said the framing of her comments is “silly and frankly doesn’t even make sense.”

“Dear all my friends, fans and others who read this,” she wrote. “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 continued. “I raise and continue to raise my children, both my boys and girl to feel free to be exactly who they want to be.

“Me saying a ‘genderless approach’ was a way of re focusing [sic] the conversation in a direction that could exist outside of the female stereotype,” she said. “It just felt a little antiquated to me. Not all girls want to be a princess, some want to be king. And that’s fine by me. I realize some want to take the headline earnestly as if I have some new age method of raising my kids and I really 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.”