Sean Penn isn't holding back at all when it comes to gender roles. He's refusing to normalize men wearing women's clothes, no matter how unpopular this makes him.
While many other actors may embrace the rise of men in dresses at all the award shows, Sean Penn is refusing to accept this as the norm. In two separate interviews recently he insisted that men in our society "have become wildly feminized."
Sean Penn Is Not on Board with Men Wearing Women's Clothes
Sean says he knows a lot of "very strong women" in his life who have no problem with masculinity or the patriarchy, and he believes no good can come out of feminizing men. In fact, he sees this new trend arising out of weakness.
“There are a lot of, I think, cowardly genes that lead to people surrendering their jeans and putting on a skirt," the 61-year-old actor bluntly said. “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 claims to be "in the club that believes that men in American culture have become wildly feminized." Sean shared his opinion during interviews about his movie Flag Day, and he shared the stage with his daughter and co-star, Dylan Penn. She reportedly "stared into space" when her father gave this answer.
These thoughts certainly aren't popular among most Hollywood celebrities, so it will be interesting to see his peers' reactions to these bold statements.