Academy Award winner Sean Penn is really concerned about ‘masculinity’ these days and isn’t shy about sharing his thoughts.
Sean Penn: “Men have, in my view, become quite feminized… There are a lot of, I think, cowardly genes that lead to people surrendering their jeans and putting on a skirt.” https://t.co/n4vFAXft1u
— Variety (@Variety) January 28, 2022
“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:
If putting on a skirt means your manhood is in question it was pretty fragile in the first place
— Mad 🕶 (@Madsp4) January 28, 2022
Presented without comment. pic.twitter.com/SfMw4QM0cY
— Derlis A. Gonzalez (@DerlisAGonzalez) January 28, 2022
— Sarah Burgess (@sunkist111) January 29, 2022
It sounds as if a dude in a dress recently made Sean feel insecure about his manhood
— Christopher Thomas (@Chris37Thomas) January 29, 2022
Wow. He’s looking at this in entirely the wrong way. We ALL have a portion of feminine and masculine energy. We ALWAYS have. It’s just now that some of us are comfortable expressing those portions as we’ve realized they are an inevitable part of our being.
— Jorge Suarez (@TheJorgeSuarez) January 28, 2022
This is what Sean Penn looked like
— Family friendly trans person (@NashRomi) January 29, 2022
What Sean Penn is expressing- an apparent aversion to anyone/anything that defies gender norms- is at the core of homophobia, and it is something that Harvey Milk (who famously called himself a queen) would vehemently oppose. I know what I’m talking about. https://t.co/nXvxiqTqn1
— Yves’ Pinned Tweet (@AdamantxYves) January 29, 2022