She-Hulk Actress Critiques New Law on Parental Approval for Students’ Preferred Pronouns, Calls it ‘Absurd’ in Video Interview

Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany, renowned for her role in the Disney+ series She-Hulk, has recently voiced strong criticism against a newly passed legislation in her home province of Saskatchewan. The law, known as the Parent’s Bill of Rights, has sparked controversy due to its requirements concerning students’ pronouns and names.

“There is no need to parent your own children because actors know what is best for them.”

The contentious legislation stipulates that parental consent is required for students under 16 who wish to change their names or preferred pronouns in school. Various quarters have resisted this move, including notable personalities like Maslany.

Tatiana Maslany/Image: Video screenshot

In an interview with local reporters, Maslany expressed her disagreement with the bill, calling it “absurd” and an “overreach.” She argued that parents should not control how their children identify themselves.

“It should not be in the control of parents how a child identifies. How a child knows them self to be. That isn’t a parent’s place – it’s an overreach.”

Maslany continued her critique by stating that it was inappropriate for the provincial government to legislate such matters. She emphasized on children’s rights and their ability to understand themselves better than anyone else.

“Children have rights. Children are human beings who have knowledge and who know themselves and we should be taking cues from them.”

Following the passage of this bill in October 2023, Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill defended it by asserting that they wanted children to discuss such matters with their parents.

“We want children to have those conversations with their parents. That’s the intention.”

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