Genuinely GG
Genuinely GG

Episode · 9 months ago

Masculinity Today

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Sean Penn was recently in the news pontificating his views on masculinity within our society today. GG is bothered by the stance he took and has some ideas of her own regarding the subject of masculinity. Her new co-host (sister) Leila discusses in more detail.

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Straw media. We are back for another episode of genuinely gig and the name has not changed. It is still genuinely GIG and Layla is still sitting there. It's going to change, I promise you, guys, but it's not going in no. Watch. Next time it'll be genuinely LG. You know her from Shaws of sunset. You know she doesn't hold back. I hate to say this to Sean Penn, but the new normal is going to a hundred percent be men being straight or getting wearing scortch and dresses. This is genuinely gg. So what's been going on in your life in this last week? I'm in escrow buying a house. Oh, congratulation and congratulations. Two minutes away. You're really very close to me. Yeah, close, very close. So I very close. Your ex husband like ten houses down on the same street. But that's great for the kids. It's great for the kid they could just walk. They get pissed off at one of you and they just got'm gone a mom so I'm going to dad's right. A little close, but there's nothing on the market. Absolutely nothing on the market now. It's a crazy market. It's very expensive market out there, especially for those of you who don't know what the La real estate market is like, it is fucking crazy, like our gas prices. It's nuts. It just does make sense and that's why we have so many homeless people. Not only does it not make sense and there's such low inventory, but when you find something, one house that I put an offer on had thirty five offers on it and twelve of them were casual, all cash. How do you compete? You can't compete when it's going like double the price of what it's like listed at. It's insane. I don't know how people are doing it. I don't know. And and our economy is pretty fucked up. For that matter, I don't know if it's Covid as a whole. You know more about these economic stuff more than me, but we are in a fucked up...

...place. You know, both the economy or government just as know what to do anymore. The People Society. Everyone's laid off or quitting their jobs. We've never had this money. You know, unemployment. Ever more people are homeless. More mental health is a major, Major, major issue. Mental homeless. It is. There's a lot of things that are not being properly addressed due to circumstances that we are living through by living in this country, and we live with a lot of openness. I think a lot of other countries see us out there and they're like, wow, America so progressive. I wish I can go to America, the land of the free. But with all of our openness, all of our progressiveness, we also live in a country filled with judgment and ridicule. And something that recently really rubbed me the wrong way. It was shawn pen. Sean Pen was in the news, all over the news, it was. It was fucking everywhere. That Shawn Penn says. Let me see what his words were, because, because it's this is just crazy. There are a lot of cowardly jeans that lead to people surrendering their genes and putting on a skirt. Okay, he went on to say there has been an absence of male behavior. 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 and we should become them. Okay, so this coming from a man. Didn't he beat his Madonna? Yeah, we all know about well, I don't know about the new gen but Madonna Data Sean Pan way back, way back in the day. That was like the love of her life and then, you know, there were domestic charges that he tied her up and, you know, had a bat or something. So yes, so masculinity. Maybe is that to him? Maybe, maybe that's his...

...his way of saying, I'm masculine, I dominate the woman, because we all know Madonna as being this very alpha female. So to conquer her, you have to be manipulative, to get into their heads, because she's a fucking genius. She's a genius, she is, and to get into her head and then dominate her, not just mentally but physically, that just to me shows small Dick Syndrome. Definitely, you know, definite small Dick Syndrome. But here he is, he's saying that and that raises a big conversation because we do more and more every day, have straight men, gay man, Trans doesn't make a difference, wearing skirts and dresses in public, and it's becoming less and less of a big deal. So what is your take on this? Do you think that the country is becoming feminized? No, I definitely don't. I think it actually needs more of it. I'll give you an example. My son is nine years old and he thinks that crying and he plays competitive soccer. Yeah, he does, like hardcore, and when he takes some hard hits, I mean really hard hits to where he should go to the hospital kind of thing, and he's embarrassed to cry and I keep telling him it's okay to cry. Or when we're watching a movie, he goes, Mom, are you crying? I'm like yeah, it's sad and he's embarrassed. But once I caught him crying and he wanted to like hide it from me and I'm like it's okay, yeah, it's okay. It's not a sign of weakness to cry and show emotion. And I think too many as a child, boys are taught at such a young age that to be a man, this is what you have to do right, or to be a woman, this is what you have to do. And I think, you know, in two thousand and twenty, we're in two thousand and twenty two. Come on, Yep, I don't think these strict guidelines of what people thought where the norm or should be, you know,...

...considered a norm. Yeah, but it I don't think. I think right now we're in an era where guidelines are ceasing to exist all together. I think everyone is in rebel mode and just saying fuck all the lines, all the boundaries, all the rules, let me be me, be what be me? Well, be me, but I do think a lot of people are going to extreme with being themselves. I think that there needs to be a little bit of a moderation. I think right now everyone is so openly trying to overtly express a feeling or an emotion within themselves that they themselves haven't found that. Well, I think it's because they've been suppressed for Sol John, and now society is saying it's okay exactly. And so there may be taking it to a polar opposite right, you know, and then it's going to do. Dust will settle and then we'll find a new norm. And I hate to say this to Sean Penn, but the new normal is going a hundred percent be men being straight or gate wearing skirts and dresses. It's just becomes so I mean, women were jeans, that's them. Back in the day, that's right, it was like a manly thing. You couldn't wear jeans. So I mean, what's the difference? Who cares what they wear? That it's well, it's upbringing. I think it's you know, how you're raised. I think it's what's it's taught. All these things are taught. You know, people aren't born racist or stereotypical. They are also taught. You're taught to behavior. You know, you're a product of your environment. And and I think that becomes a bigger issue when you do become a parent, is how you shape your child's life. So you have your son Niko, who's afraid to or not afraid. Sees it as cry as we allness, yes, weakness. He has to have been taught that somewhere, but that's from his father, okay. And you know like these Alpha like you know put you know must like that kind of thing. Yeah, he's a lot Alfa, he is, but I are family. I don't...

...remember there being a window of space to sit down and Boohoo. Mom. Our MOM has recently become that person at you know, after you grow up and you become a grandparents, you see things differently. But now she's like it's okay to cry, cry, she didn't you the CRAPP she doesn't want to crazy with me and cry, cry, cry, Jordan, cry, cry. I'm like, mom, what is wrong with you? It's okay, get the emotional out, good out, it's good. It's a good release, right, because she went that many years without it being okay and she ended up raising her children feeling it wouldn't be okay. So I don't feel that Um. Well, I don't know. I don't know how your situations like that were with Niko, if he know, I'm talking about with a mom and dad. I don't feel like we couldn't cry or I always felt like well, because they always coddled you. I was like the one that always got in trouble. No, no, because you played the like the I'm the innocent one. That's, Oh, got it, dawn, and and she did it. Mom, he'SI in travel. You got in trouble because you were doing bad things. No, I got in trouble because they baby you. But if they baby me, why are you getting in trouble for? Because you'd be like mom, she did it, what would I say? She did everything. And because you are now anyway. Now we're going to take a quick break, but when we come back, that is the thing. You're not less of a man. That's it. Hunder right. People started wearing pants because of riding fucking verses. It's not easy to fucking gallop with your balls just to bl blah blah, but you know, so they were some strong going back to the subject, okay, it is not okay in my opinion. This is my opinion. I don't think it's okay to pass a judgment on the way anyone way someone wants to address people, shouldn't be allowed to have that platform. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but when you are someone like Sean Paen and you use your...

...social platform to go out there and put these words out there and say that you are a part of a club that recognizes that this country has become feminized and and what week or whatever, because of of the way people are starting to express themselves, that's wrong a hundred percent. He's allowing for more chaos, he's allowing for more anger and more hey. which brings us to our homegirl, tell the Newton which jumped in and she had a lot of opinion, which I'm glad let me Seelem me tell you what her words were. She's fucking awesome, she said in these are her words. So I'm going to be and she put, you know, big, big letters and caps and all that stuff, so I'm going to say, just like her, Dude, what are you saying? Question Mark like for a real you're a gibbering, full motherfucker. You used to be sexy, but now you're just tragic. And there are a whole heapful of emoji faces. I'm sure you guys can imagine with the EMOJI's look like. But if I am so happy that she said that, you know, thank you for for first sticking up for a lot of people, because it's not cool we have people that are out there publicly putting their opinions and judging people who are vulnerable and going through situations that are not fair. We have an NBA player, retired NBA player, his name is quammy Brown, great basketball player by the way. QUAMMI made a lot of public comments about men who dresses are skirts, particularly about Dwayne Wade's, you know, transgender daughter, Zia Zia war and Kobe Bryant's Jersey, but had it designed into address to Kobe's funeral. And then Mommy...

Brown took to social media to express how insulting and disgusted he is by this happening. It's just, it's a child. Yeah, first of all, it's a chance talk about a child like that. It's a child. It's just it doesn't make sense to me. I think. Sorry, call me, but you are the fucking issue in this country. So I'll put that on all my social media platforms. But it's just fucked up. I don't know why we how we can live in a world right now that people do still view this, and they do. They do. I'm shocked. I'm shocked by Sean Penn. I'm shocked by so many people out there who judge and safe things like that. It's just not fair. I now have an almost two year old son and I don't care what he wants to wear, what he doesn't want to wear. I don't care if he's gay, straight, I don't care. As long as that heart keeps beating, as long as I'm alive and his heart still eat, I don't give a fuck and I'll protect him to the core. So, going back to Niko, I actually wanted to say so let me, let me, let me, let me cut you off first. Yeah, I remember when Niko is about one and a half. Yeah, my daughter Jordan. She was obsessed with barbies. Remember her Barbie collections. She had a thousand barbies and all she wanted every time we'd go to target, she wanted one of those nine dollar barbies. Okay, so we got one. So of course Nico, following Jordan, would want to play with these barbies. Yeah, now, the way they played with them was completely different. Jordan it to like brush their hair and put makeup on him, and Nico just wanted to bash their heads and right. But regardless, he always had a Barbie in his hand. So I remember we were at six flags Magic Mountain one day, Lord and we're in line to buy the tickets to go in and Niko had two Barbie dolls in his hand like this and he was bashing them against, you know, one of the railings and some person came up to me. It was like you let your son play with Barbie dolls? Wow, and I looked at him like, are you kidding me? Wow, it was just and he's...

...like a to it and not even to how do you? How do you even talk about a kid like that? And he was obsessed with the Disney princess movies, even when Jordan wasn't in the car. He make me put Disney princess movies on. I I I understand a little bit better now because when you saved all that the kids toys for me to have to give to Eli, I pulled out all the princess stuff and I was like why am I giving Eli, you know, princess stuff, and you're like trust me, and then I realized right there. I was like wow, I just did what that is right there. I just assumed because he's a boy, he's not going to want the princess stuff. So now what we I take them to target, he goes down the aisle whatever he wants. That's that's what is going to be his gift. Well, it just naturally happened at my house because Jordan was right and she was done playing with all those princess stuff right and he became obsessed with it. Yeah, like every time we'd get in the car he'd want to watch a prison nest movie every time. That's cute. I remember you still, Niko. Niko used to have longer hair and I remember when he first started playing soccer, he would always wear his hair and like these how a puntytails or like high ponytails, and Eli. He's his hair is really long. Eli's hair is long and carly and always in his space. He's obviously too small to pull his own hair back, so I put a ponytail and I don't know, it's the other day someone's like Oh, she's so beautiful and I said, isn't he? And then she's like Oh, I'm sorry, and she looked and looked at the hair like that. was like, Oh, yeah, I did. She's like I thought, because I was like, I'm just keeping his hair out of his face, but it was like that was it right there. But I second have a lot how it it was now, by the way, what when Jordan was firstborn? Sorry, baby, you look like a boy and Jordan, Jordan, was a total like I had. Everything was pink, from a pink bow in her hair to a pink stroller, to a pink car seat, to a pink blanket, and people will come up to...

...me and be like Oh, he's so cute. I'm like she's got a pink bone her hair. Oh, Joel, you are not you stop, baby kid, look like a little boy. Okay, but on that note, on that note, why was it so important for you to have people know that she was a girl. Well, it wasn't that important. I mean it was important. It was important just I had just had a daughter. I saw the nursery. It was all pink, vomiting pink. Well, like a very light you people are going to think it's like fluorescent pink. It wasn't. It was like a baby Pale pink with white trim. It was very mild like that. That blanket you're saying, yes, Anita, thank you. It was a lot lighter than this, but this shade really was. But that it was. And all her furniture was white. And what were you talking about then? I Remember, Oh, Jordan, it was important for you to have people know that she was a girl because she was just born and I just had a daughter. In want everyone to know I had a little girl. Yeah, but everyone thought she was a boy. Yeah, well, because Jordan had a lot of John's features, and usually when children are born. I realized this after I had a baby, that children are supposed to look like their father, because back in the day to father would eat or kill the child if it didn't look like them. It's interesting humans or animals saying we are we are animals. Technically, what human eat their kid it. You Look, look it up, you could see why they would say that's the historical theory. Those are the theory. Listen, listen. That's a whole different podcast episode. That's probably animal let's let's let's okay, she didn't look like John, by the way. Huh, she did not look like John. Her Heart, she did. Her forehead Shard and you I even have it on your delivery video. You can hear my voice saying, Oh, John, she's got your for sorry,...

Joe, you know. Okay, back to the skirts and fuck shun pain. I'm okay with it. I think that I want to say this to other people who are listening that aren't part of the new generation, because even my generation are still a lot of close minded people out there. But to the newer generations that are listening, I think it's amazing that you express yourselves. Find Yourselves first. Don't assume you are something just to be a rebel and fight against other people or other opinions. Really look deep within yourself, find what it is and who you are and then express the fucking fuck out of it, and nothing should hold you, guys back from that. We're address where a fucking scart where it's here. If you're a guy, I don't care. You're still a man. That is the thing. You're not less of a man. That's it. Hundred right people started wearing pants because of riding fucking horses. Everyone wore dresses. You look at how many countries around the world people wear dresses still, they wear skirts still all around the world. America, we modernized it. Were Westerners. We that's what we do. We had horses. It's not easy to fucking gallop with your balls, just good blow, but you know, so they were some strong, you know, some some good pants. So it's just not flopping. But that's what it is. It and then it was. It was considered being distinguished if you were the pants, because now you're a man that has a horse, who just came off your horse. You're a man, you know, you got your pants on, your wrangler denim and you know, here's Clint Eastwood modeling his you know, it's just become more and more society has said pants are for men. Right. So where your skirts and dresses and your pink Nail Polish if you want to? I'm telling you Jordan at school, she always talks about how the boys were nail polished. It's so normal. It's totally normalized like a big deal. It's not a big deal. Tattoos and Pierce, everything's become so normal. We need to catch up...

...with y'all, so we apologize for our ignorance to all of you guys in the newer generation, to the older generation and my generation. We need to fucking educate ourselves. Thanks for listening to another episode of genuinely GG. Please subscribe and, if you like this little dynamic with Laylah, if there are questions that you guys have for Layla, right it in the comments. Rate US, subscribe to us and do all that and hopefully we'll see this one back again this week. Hi Guys, thanks for listening to Geminely GIG. download new episodes every week and, if you haven't already, subscribe and be sure to leave us a rating and review and, while you're at it, check out some of the other great shows available on Straw hut media.

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