Sean Penn Says ‘Cowardly Genes’ Lead Men To Wear Skirts

Academy Award winner Sean Penn is really concerned about ‘masculinity’ these days and isn’t shy about sharing his thoughts.

“I am in the club that believes that men in American culture have become wildly feminized,” Penn told iNews earlier this month. “I don’t think that being a brute or having insensitivity or disrespect for women is anything to do with masculinity, or ever did. But I don’t think that [in order] to be fair to women, we should become them.”

He doubled-down on that sentiment this week when The Independent asked him to clarify.

“I think that men have, in my view, become quite feminized,” said the 2-time Oscar winner. “I have these very strong women in my life who do not take masculinity as a sign of oppression toward them. There are a lot of, I think, cowardly genes that lead to people surrendering their jeans and putting on a skirt.”

Folks on Twitter had some thoughts of their own regarding Mr. Sean Penn:

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