After revealing her appreciation for motherhood last week, “Transformers” actress Megan Fox then defended her decision to let her 6-year-old son Noah wear dresses to school.
Speaking with “The Talk” last Thursday, Megan Fox said that her son sometimes wants to wear dresses to his “liberal, hippy” school, and she allows him to pick the outfit he desires despite the ridicule he faces from other boys.
“Sometimes, he’ll dress himself and he likes to wear dresses, sometimes,” Fox said, as reported by Fox News. “And I send him to a really liberal, hippy school, but even there – here in California – he still has little boys going, ‘Boys don’t wear dresses,’ or ‘Boys don’t wear pink.'”
“So we’re going through that now, where I’m trying to teach him to be confident no matter what anyone else says,” she continued.
Fox went on to say that her son stopped wearing dresses for a while before resuming the practice again. She claims it stems from his profound love of fashion.
“He had stopped wearing dresses for a while. He just wore one two days ago to school, and he came home and I was like, ‘How was it? Did any of the friends at school have anything to say?'” Fox said. “And he was like, ‘Well, all the boys laughed when I came in, but I don’t care, I love dresses too much.'”
“He designs, he draws outfits. He’s very talented,” she continued. “But he’s still six so, when I do fittings, like, I did one recently and I had this really beautiful yellow dress on, and he kept draping it in a way where he’s like, ‘If we do it like this, it looks like a diaper! I was like, ‘That’s not what we’re going for this time, but maybe next time!'”
Fox’s reveal about her son’s dressing habits comes just one day after she praised motherhood while speaking with Entertainment Tonight while noting that feminists don’t often accept her even though she identifies as one.
“Even though I consider myself a feminist, I feel like feminists don’t want me to be a part of their group,” she said. “What is supporting other females if there [are] only certain ones of us we support? If I have to be an academic or have to be non-threatening to you in some way? Why can’t I be a part of the group as well?”
“Being a mother is not something really respected in this industry. If anything, it’s considered as a handicap,” she said. “And that’s unfortunate because it’s not acknowledged, what we’re juggling, what we’re doing.”
During the #MeToo movement’s height, Fox remained silent. She claims that this was not due to a lack of a #MeToo moment in her life. In fact, she would have gladly come forward with her own story, but feared that she would not be seen as a “perfect victim.”
“I just didn’t think based on how I’d been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim,” she told The New York Times in December of last year. “And I thought if ever there were a time where the world would agree that it’s appropriate to victim-shame someone, it would be when I come forward with my story.”