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Zoe Saldana On Why She’s Raising Her Kids In A ‘Gender-Fluid Environment

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Zoe Saldana On Why She’s Raising Her Kids In A ‘Gender-Fluid Environment

By Alanna Vagianos via

The “Guardians Of The Galaxy” actress is actively fighting strict gender roles for her three sons.


Zoe Saldana is not here to perpetuate gender roles, especially when it comes to her kids.

“When you look at parenting, the whole thing about matriarchy and patriarchy, and Daddy’s little girl and Mama’s boys ― my husband and I find that completely ludicrous and absolutely unhealthy for the upbringing of a child,” Saldana told People magazine.

The “Guardians Of The Galaxy” actress has three sons with her husband, Italian artist Marco Perego-Saldana. Saldana said she believes that when parents adhere to strict gender roles, the kids are the ones who suffer.

“You’re giving them a very distorted and limited view on what a female role is supposed to be in a family and what a male role is supposed to be,” she continued.

Saldana added that she and her husband are “raising our kids in a very gender-fluid…

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