Actress Kim Cattrall Says It’s Offensive to Call Her ‘Childless’ Even Though She Has No Children

Actress Kim Cattrall Says It’s Offensive to Call Her ‘Childless’ Even Though She Has No Children

We continue to live in a crazy world where lunatics run the asylum, insisting that up is down and right is left. The latest example of a crazy person trying to pretend that words don’t have meaning is Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall, who says she’s offended at being called childless even though she has no children.

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The Sex And The City star, who has been married three times, said she finds the term ‘childless’ offensive.

Miss Cattrall, 59, believes that although she is not a biological mother, she is still a parent because of the role she plays in the lives of young actors, actresses and her nieces and nephews.

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Speaking as the guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, in an episode that will air today [Mon], she said: ‘I am not a biological parent, but I am a parent. I have young actors and actresses that I mentor, I have nieces and nephews that I am very close to.

‘There is a way to become a mother in this day and age which doesn’t include your name on the child’s birth certificate. You can express that maternal side, very clearly, very strongly. It feels very satisfying.’

She said that she ‘didn’t change nappies’ but she did help her niece though medical school and sat down with her nephew when he was going through ‘a very tough time’ to join the army.

The actress added: ‘And those are very motherly things to do, very nurturing things to do. So I feel I am a mother of sorts.’

… The actress told the show how she dislikes the term ‘childless’.

She said: ‘It’s the ‘less’ that is offensive – childless – it sounds like you’re less because you haven’t had a child.

‘I think for a lot of women from my generation it wasn’t a conscious choice. It was a feeling of, ‘Well, I’m on this road and things are going really well, I’m really happy, I’ll do it next year, I’ll do it two years, I’ll do it in five years’.

‘And then suddenly you’re in your early 40s and you think, ‘Maybe now?’ And you go to your doctor and she says, ‘Yes we can do this but you have to start to become a bit of a science experiment here because we have to find out how you can stay pregnant’.

‘And I just thought, ‘I don’t know if I want it that much’.’

Yes, childless women can still be caring and nurturing, and can still play an important, meaningful role in people’s lives — it does not, however, make them the same as actual mothers. Kim Cattrall has no children, and therefore she IS a childless woman, and saying so is not a value statement; it’s simply a statement of fact, and the only thing offensive about this entire situation is Cattrall’s ridiculous attempt to co-opt motherhood without actually becoming a mother.

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