This is so interesting! In a candid new interview, Blake Lively spoke passionately about the way she and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, are raising their two daughters. In particular, the actress explained how the couple has banned one word in their vocabulary while around their daughters, James and Ines… the word “bossy.”
“My husband said, ‘I don’t ever want to use that word again. You’ve never heard a man called bossy,'” Blake told Glamour. “There would never be any negative connotation for a man being a boss, so to add a negative connotation on a woman being bossy? It’s belittling, and it doesn’t encourage them to be a boss.” Our thoughts exactly!
Blake, Ryan, James, and Ines.
The couple is also ensuring they use female pronouns when they speak to their daughters. Blake explained that, for example, if Ryan picks up a caterpillar, he’ll ask, “What’s her name? Rather than, What’s his name?”
Promoting her new project, Her Husband’s Secret — a film based on a book by the Big Little Lies author — Blake also spoke about how she wanted to bring her daughters up knowing their own strength. “We’re all born feeling perfect until somebody tells us we’re not,” she said. “So there’s nothing I can teach my daughter [James]. She already has all of it. The only thing I can do is protect what she already feels.”
This post was written by Elizabeth Bennett. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.