In an emotional essay published in Cosmopolitan, Channing Tatum contemplates what life will be like for his 3-year-old daughter Everly when she becomes a young woman.
"I don't want her looking to the outside world for answers," he writes. "My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be."
The actor also notes that he is excited for Everly to grow up in a society that is becoming less conformed to gender stereotypes.
"We live in a society that has trained men and women to play certain kinds of roles for a long time, and the beauty of this amazing moment we're living in is that we're finally starting to break free from those roles," he notes "Women, especially, are realizing that they no longer have to conform to certain standards of social and sexual behavior, and this changes what they need from men and the role of men in general."