Supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran on TV between 1997 and 2003. Many praise how the series 'challenged' gender hierarchy, citing the main character's super strong persona.
Writer Montana Crossman and avid Buffy fan notes how Buffy is a highly skilled fighter yet still wears skirts and heels while slaying vampires. Crossman said while she is "bad-ass" she is still "feminine." She wrote:
While this may seem as a "Well, duh!" moment, I think this actually super important as well as subtle. Most women who join the military, who work as construction people, or really any job that is a "man's", are typically desexualised, or neutered in some cases
Crossman claims that this notion stabs at societies idea that 'feminine' does not equal strength.
A number of other celebs have spoken out about gender-inclusive parenting. Singer Adele was pictured with her son Angelo dressed in a Disney princess costume. She has been very vocal about her parenting even though she prefers to keep her son out of the media. She previously explained:
I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be… whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what.
Will Smith has also spoken out, defending his gender fluid son Jaden after he was trolled online. Speaking to BET, the actor said that the greatest gift he can give his children is "the freedom to be who they are."