Kate Hudson has decided to raise her daughter to be "genderless" - something that quite a lot of parents have been choosing to do in a modern parenting approach to allow their children to chose their own identities. But, there is a small sum of critics freaking out about the idea.
Parents are jumping on the trend of "genderless" kids so as to either protect them from the gender stereotypes or allow them to chose their own identity... and Hudson has recently spoken about her own choices as a mom.
The actress recently spoke to AOL about her genderless approach with her adorable 3-month-old baby Rani Rose.
"Having a daughter doesn't really change my approach, but there's definitely a difference," Kate Hudson told AOL about taking a gender-free parenting approach with baby Rani. "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 addition to parenting Rani Rose with Danny Fujikawa, Kate has 2 sons, Ryder, fifteen, and Bingham, 7, from previous relationships.
"With the boys, it was just onesies... actually, I did pretty good with the boys. But with her, it's a whole other ball game. There's some stuff that I'm like, 'I can't do that to her, because it's so over-the-top.'"
But a number of people criticized Kate for her choice in bringing up little Rani Rose.
In the past, Kate mentioned she'd love to have a daughter as that would make her gender reveal even sweeter, but then when she announced she's allowing Rani Rose chose her own orientation, people were just a little bit confused.
One person said: "Isn't she the same woman who was just soooo excited to 'finally' get her girl? Who had a gender reveal party and had all the pink flowing?" While another commented: "A child needs to know who she is, not confused by their parent's fads."
The comments just kept on coming:
"Life is tough enough without lunatic parents making ridiculous decisions. Let her be a girl as she was born to be physically if when older she wants to embrace genderless ideals it's her choice."
"If she's genderless why does she refer to her as her daughter! Male or female is what God created and intended."
But there were some strong supporters of Hudson's decision...
"Sounds to me from reading the article that she isn't really doing the "genderless" thing. Sounds more like she is going to let her choose her likes and dislikes. Sounds to me like if this baby ends up being a tomboy she will support her all the way. If she wants trucks over dolls…cool! If she wants to wear pretty dresses every day….cool! She isn't hiding the fact that she is a girl," one Facebook user ranted.
"All these people getting butthurt on how someone else is raising their kid. It's not like she's raising her child to be hateful and judgemental like a lot of these commenters are," another pointed out.