International soccer star, David Beckham, said that he believes in treating women with the respect they deserve and that instilling those values in his children is essential, in a Monday interview.
“I’d like to feel that I am a feminist. I stand up for many different things that I believe in,” Beckham said in his exclusive with the Independent’s Barry Egan. The interview comes after Beckham launched his new fragrance, “Respect,” in September.
He said his feminism came from his parents, mom and wife. “Having a little girl, I think that’s a big part of it,” Beckham also said.
“You know, my mum and my dad always brought me up to respect my sisters, my mum, my grandmother. I think that is one thing that I was always brought up with. It is an important part of my life. It has always been an important part of my life,” he added.
Egan asked Beckham how he teaches his sons to respect women.
“It runs all the way through the house. You know, I think at the end of the day, I have an amazing mum; I had an amazing grandmother, he told Egan. “I have amazing sisters. I have an amazing daughter, and I want my sons and people around them to respect them [women] in the way that they deserve.”
He added that he learned to respect women largely through his father and grandfather as well.
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