Chris Hemsworth's Response To His Daughter Saying She Wants A Penis Is A Great Lesson In Parenting

A great introduction to gender.

Teaching children about the human anatomy can sometimes be a little awkward, and Australian actor Chris Hemsworth isn't exempt from that. While talking about his new movie The Huntsman: Winter's War with Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show, Hemsworth mentioned that he had to have a talk with his daughter on the subject when she, being a 4-year-old, inadvertently said that she wanted "one of those things" that her twin brothers had.  

"I'm like, 'What do you mean?' " Hemsworth remembered. "She said, 'You know, the things in between the legs that you have.'" 

While scrambling to explain gender to his daughter, Hemsworth told her that "girls have breasts," a response that didn't quite do it for her.

"I don't want breasts," Hemsworth said she replied. "I want a penis!"

The Australian actor told DeGeneres:

She's 4, you know, and I was like, "You know what? You can be whatever you want to be." And she goes, "Thanks dad!" runs off to the playground — and that was it.

Hemsworth also mentioned that The Huntsman was a film he wanted his daughter to see.

"It's a very modern take on the fairy tale world; it's not the damsel in distress being rescued by the princes," he told DeGeneres. "It's me being rescued for the most of the film by these very powerful women, and I thought, 'Wow, this is something I want my daughter to see.' Women who are in charge of their own destiny, they're not waiting for the prince to rescue them, they can take over the world or lead armies."

Seems like Hemsworth is on his way to nailing this whole parenting thing.


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