Friday, January 2, 2015

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie on Shiloh's Gender Identity


Celebrity super couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have let their oldest biological child discover her gender identity over the years. This fact was also noticed when Shiloh, a female, was seen wearing a sharp suit during the premiere of "Unbroken" which she attended along with brothers Pax, Maddox and father Pitt.
Celebrity super couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have let their oldest biological child discover her gender identity over the years.

Jolie was unable to attend the premiere of her second directorial venture due to an alleged bout of chickenpox. But Pitt was on hand together with his mother, father and three of his six children.

In 2008, Pitt revealed on Oprah that Shiloh preferred to be called "John." Jolie had said in an interview with Variety that Shiloh wants to be a boy. "We had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything as she thinks she's one of the brothers," Jolie said.

Advocate.com, a leading LGBT magazine, reported that Pitt and Jolie are supporting their child in her effort to find her "true gender", describing this as a healthy response.

The Telegraph reported that the parenting method adopted by Pitt and Jolie is recommended by some psychologists.

One such psychologist Linda Blair said: "It is important that parents do not overreact and jump to conclusions" when a child expresses a desire to be a member of the opposite sex. Blair also stated that "children with older siblings of the opposite gender, normally want to copy them and be like them, and it's a normal phase for a lot of kids."

However, some psychologists note that right now as Shiloh is only eight, nothing needs to be done, as many kids go through this so-called phase to explore the difference in genders.