Olivia Wilde has revealed the gender of her baby, and she did it to make a statement that will strike a chord with mothers across the U.S.
Wilde, 32, is expecting a baby girl with fiancé Jason Sudeikis — a little sister for 2-year-old Otis Alexander. The actress made the gender reveal on Twitter, but this was no simple, “Hey! We’re having a girl!” post. It was also an opportunity for Wilde to further endorse presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Vinyl star is a staunch Democrat who has supported Clinton since she announced she was running for president, partly, she revealed in April 2015, because Clinton “feels the plight of women and girls as the most important issue of the 21st century.”
The video clip posted by Clinton, captioned “When Donald Trump speaks about women, our daughters can hear him,” features young girls of all races looking at themselves in the mirror or taking selfies as sound bites from Trump’s interviews and comments play in the background. “I would look at her right in that fat, ugly face,” Trump can be heard saying when he was referring to Rosie O’Donnell in 2006. He also remarked, “A person who is flat-chested, it’s very hard to be a 10,” and laughed when an interviewer asked if he treats women with respect. The video ends with a question: “Is this the president we want for our daughters?”
Gender equality is clearly hugely important to Wilde. She revealed in July that she’s been raising her young son to be a feminist because she wants to “promote the idea that the definition of feminism is equality, and it’s something that’s not difficult to teach children, because they are born with that sensibility.”
In a matter of weeks, the United States will have a new president. Wilde may be a Hollywood star with a global platform to air her views, but she’s really not so different from any other mom. We all want what’s best for our kids — whether or not they’ve already been born.
Wilde hasn’t revealed her due date, but it’s possible her first daughter may arrive just in time to witness this year’s presidential election.
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