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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Reveals How She Plans to Raise Her Son Jack

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Reveals How She Plans to Raise Her Son Jack

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gets her close up on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 30-year-old model had to share with the mag:

On growing up without social media: “I’m really pleased I lived pre-all of this. I have my teenage years, my early twenties. I was wild and out there, I was doing my thing and there was no social media, there was no paparazzi. I had those years to be free. Everyone is taking pictures now and it’s so funny for me to see a 10-year-old girl who knows how to pose…I think it can be cringe-worthy.”

On her advice to young female models: “Not to compromise! This is your career. Unfortunately, when women are tough, they’re deemed as difficult. When they have an opinion, they’re deemed as being tricky to work with, or when they’re strong and speaking firmly, they’re a b***h, and I think that’s really disappointing. I know men don’t get that. Men are tough and it’s like, ‘Oh, we respect him as a businessman.’ There’s this sense that you can’t be feminine and tough at the same time and I think that’s incredibly sexist.”

On how she wants to raise her son, Jack: “I think it’s so much about raising boys and girls the same. I love the book by Chimamanda Ngozi, ‘We Should All Be Feminists.’ I saw her TED talk and it was very inspiring. It’s about raising girls and boys with the same values; communication and respect. That’s how I was brought up, it’s how the people I love were brought up, and they are the values I hope to instil in my loved ones. You can’t just wear one hat in life. Well, at least for me, anyway. I feel lucky to have gotten this far with my work and I’m still enjoying it.”

For more from Rosie, visit HarpersBazaarArabia.com.

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