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Halle Berry teaching son Maceo, 7, to rethink gender stereotypes: ‘I challenge him all the time’

Halle Berry has revealed that she’s constantly challenging her son Maceo, seven, to rethink gender stereotypes. 

The John Wick – Chapter 3 Parabellum actress spoke during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s panel, Women Breaking Barriers: An Industry Shift, as part of the Sundance Film Festival.

Addressing the issue of sexism, Halle explained: ‘I have realised what my job is in raising him. If we want to have a future that’s different, that is where it starts.

‘You made me think of how many conversations I’ve had with him, say, since he’s turned five years old, about the differences in boys and girls, and I see how he’s taught to feel like he’s superior, at five, than girls are.’

The Oscar-winning actress continued: ‘I’ve had to really break that down for him and give him a new perspective, and challenge those thoughts and ask him to identify where that comes from, and if he believes that or not and challenge what he’s subconsciously getting from somewhere.

‘I can tell that because we’re having those conversations he is going to grow as a deep thinker on the subject. He’s going to be determined not to just accept it.’

She added: ‘I keep challenging him all the time, like “Well, why is that a “girl colour?”’

Halle, 54, shares Maceo with ex-husband Olivier Martinez and is also mother to 12-year-old Nahla from her relationship with model Gabriel Aubrey.

Last year, Halle was forced to defend Maceo against trolls after she shared a photo of him wearing her high-heeled boots.

Hitting back at the critics, Halle said: ‘Harmless fun. Tryna survive right now. You feel me?’

When another commented ‘she’s having the time of her life lol’, Halle replied: ‘Well it’s a he and he is having a ball. Tryna cope the best he can. Laughter helps a lot right now!’

She continued: ‘It’s tight on these kids right now. Let’s have a laugh and some compassion.’


Credit: Original article published here.

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