American businesswoman and reality television star Kim Kardashian recently opened up about her children and their perception of gender roles.
After speaking with The Cut, Kardashian revealed that she's very open-minded when it comes to gender roles, and would always support any of the decisions her kids make regarding their lives. However, as of right now, they're following a path most would call "traditional." She and husband Kayne West have four children together—North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.
Through Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kardashian and her other siblings have been quite open about their family life. After the extreme complications that came with her first and second pregnancy with North and Saint, her and West's last two children were born via surrogate.
Since six-year-old North is the oldest, she's had the most opportunity to discover who she is and what she likes. To no surprise, she seems to enjoy a lot of the same things as her mother. This includes dressing maturely and experimenting with make-up and accessories.
Unfortunately for North, her father has stated his opinions of having his young daughter wear make-up and dress a certain way. In fact, during an interview with E! News, Kardashian explained that West has forbidden make-up until he decides it's appropriate. Although Kim suggested she's more lenient with her daughter about wearing lipstick and eyeliner, she respects her husband's wishes.
While Saint West is just three years old, he's certainly been exposed to the world of fashion. By the looks of it, he's following in his father's footsteps when it comes to clothing choices. In most of the Kardashian-West family portraits, all four children tend to wear matching items to their parents, which always leads to adorable pictures.
While Kardashian's children's interests are considered conventional for their genders, they're not unfamiliar with relatives who've discovered themselves on a different path. Discussing Caitlyn Jenner's journey, Kardashian pointed out that while her kids might not be breaking the stigma of traditional roles themselves, she has learned a lot from Jenner. It's allowed her to develop an understanding of those who are transitioning. She even declared that whatever her kids choose to be, she'll support them unconditionally.