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Jonathan Vilma Explains Manliness On Twitter

JonVilmaIf you're confused, undecided, or otherwise uncertain about gender roles and their meaning in modern society, fear not: Jonathan Vilma, linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, has taken to Twitter to clear things up. Last night, seemingly out of the blue, he Tweeted:

Grown men should NOT hav female tendencies. Period. [sic]

This bit of wisdom was re-Tweeted by fullbacker Vonta Leach, of the Baltimore Ravens. According to OutSports, when a fan objected to Vilma's editorializing, Vilma replied:


So, that settles that.

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  1. Like I always say... thems that make the most noise are the worst offenders...

    DL anybody?

    Posted by: pdxblueyes | Dec 29, 2011 4:35:04 PM

  2. u can't judge a man by one tweet
    maybe his boyfriend had a hissy fit and he didn't know what to do

    ps buy him some flowers next time

    Posted by: just trying to help | Dec 29, 2011 4:42:45 PM

  3. Let's just shove that football into his stupid mouth!

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 29, 2011 4:48:46 PM

  4. And men with a basketball as a brain shouldn't talk too much.

    Posted by: Roman Bolliger | Dec 29, 2011 5:20:09 PM

  5. I seriously wonder why i still come on here, Andy you sure do like to make a mountain out of a molehill. If you are going to call out Jonathan Vilma for his statement you might as well call out all the thousands of gays who post more or less the same thing on their gaydar and manhunt profiles, I'm so over you!!

    Posted by: WhateverAndy | Dec 29, 2011 5:47:26 PM

  6. (a) the double standard here is interesting. Would this be the same reaction to say the white football player who prays a lot, or a gay celeb who says something offensive about trans men and women?

    (b) Whateverandy- you aren't making a case that the tweet is okay. You are making the case that the gaydar and manhunt profiles are bad.

    Posted by: facts | Dec 29, 2011 7:38:14 PM

  7. Wow another athletic primitive braindead bigot gee what a shocker!

    Posted by: Kenny | Dec 29, 2011 9:09:52 PM

  8. I think we've found an answer as to why the stereotype of the "dumb jock" persists from generation to generation.

    Posted by: Andy G. | Dec 29, 2011 10:58:49 PM

  9. Amazing. A straight, black football player makes this comment and everybody has something nasty to say. However, I have heard and read similar and worse comments from gay men. I wonder how many of the men throwing stones at this guy hold other gay men accountable for the same sort of prejudice.

    Posted by: BMF | Dec 29, 2011 11:09:25 PM

  10. BMF: I have held gay men equally accountable if not far MORE accountable when they belittle effimine gay men, or ANY man with percieved "female" tendencies. I wouldn't let anyone slide with judgment. The fact is...I WILL stand up for grown people in this country in 2012 being able to behave in anyway they deem true to themselves without backlash. And all too often in our schools, in our work place, in our society who have some feminine tendencies are picked apart, beat down and taunted. THAT HAS TO STOP. Our society was not mandated for us to all be the same, and Thank God for that. More power to effiminate men who are true to themselves.

    Posted by: BrazenHero | Dec 30, 2011 2:52:11 AM

  11. I may be what is considered "masculine" and often get people suspecting I'm straight, but my masculinity is not a trait I'm proud of. In fact, I give major props to fellow LGBT who are honest with their mannerisms, be it a butch lesbian or fem takes courage to face a one dimensional world that demands you act in a forced manner. I respect anyone who is loyal to their integrity.

    Posted by: JackLandry | Dec 30, 2011 2:55:26 AM

  12. REAL masculine men don't fixate on how feminine men live. EVERYTIME I've gone on a date with a guy who preaches his masculinity and makes degrading comments about fem men, he ends up being THE most fem dude in the room. Not by coincidence either. You often hate traits that you see in yourself.

    Posted by: Greepa | Dec 30, 2011 3:16:08 AM

  13. Other thana senile, bitter, nursing home resident.........who in this day and age really cares or has the nerve to demand people change their authentic tendencies and behavior for the comfort of others? This is the U.S. If you want to make demands on how others should walk, talk, and act, go live in a fundmentalist regime.

    Posted by: IheartRealreality | Dec 30, 2011 4:52:51 AM

  14. Color me suprised the wack job Rick and his alter ego Jason haven't made an appearance on this topic, coupled with a never ending, long winded, bat blank CRAZY tangent.

    As others have stated: a logical, rational minded human being doesn't care if a female happens to be a bit more masculine, or a man happens to be a bit more feminine. That doesn't define the content of someone's character, unless of course you are a bat blank crazy wack job.

    Posted by: JL | Dec 30, 2011 4:57:53 AM

  15. Mister Vilma, there's nearly 7 billion people on this planet. No two people were created the same, and Thank God for that. OUR country is aiming to be a place that embraces these differences, including fem men. If that troubles you, there's some scenic places in the Middle East that may be more suitable for your brand of ignorance.

    Posted by: Michelle | Dec 30, 2011 5:00:48 AM

  16. "Seemingly out of the blue"? Nah. I'm guessing he picked up a cross-dresser, made an unpleasant discovery after having his tongue down the guy's throat, THEN Tweeted.

    Posted by: Book 7 | Dec 30, 2011 11:08:28 AM

  17. Um, Jon, honey, first off, could you define "female tendencies"? I'm not quite sure I understand. And, um, Jon, dear, when is a man, uh, "grown up"? I mean, is there an age limit, you know, or something like that? So, um, I don't get your point.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 30, 2011 11:43:36 AM

  18. Just listen to yourselves. All he said is that men should not have female tendencies. He said nothing about sexuality and apparently meant nothing about it.....but you all interpreted it as being directed at yourselves. Why? Because, as I have pointed out, you have internalized society's verdict that your sexuality makes you something less than masculine and YOU therefore define your own sexual tendencies as "FEMALE" when there is actually nothing at all female about male-male attraction......and, in fact, the things most gay men like to do in bed are not the same things most straight women like to do in bed, regardless of differences in anatomy.

    So this was the perfect Rorschach test, which demonstrated just how psychologically damaged so many gay men are.....and how deeply misguided their approaches to that psychological damage is--instead of trying to re-define masculinity as being inclusive of homosexuality, you simply try to attack masculinity itself or deny its existence.......even as you lust desperately after hyper-masculine men and would drop to your knees in front of Mr. Vilma at the drop of a hat.

    And you look silly and pathetic for doing so.

    Just learn to be a man and identify with being male and all your problems will go away.....I promise.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 30, 2011 12:13:06 PM

  19. What else would you expect from and uneducated meat head football jock that has had more cuncussions than he can count. Dumb,brain damaged. He will never "get it"....period.

    Posted by: Stephen Q | Dec 30, 2011 12:22:52 PM

  20. "Mister Vilma, there's nearly 7 billion people on this planet. No two people were created the same, and Thank God for that. OUR country is aiming to be a place that embraces these differences, including fem men. If that troubles you, there's some scenic places in the Middle East that may be more suitable for your brand of ignorance"

    Oh, look, Little Woman is going to tell us men how to define ourselves, what our country is aiming to be, and where to go if we don't like it.

    Let me make something clear to you, little missy: You and other women will not decide anything and can do nothing that men as a group do not decide to allow you to do.

    And one of those things is deciding on our own identity. Now go make yourself useful and iron a shirt.


    Posted by: Rick | Dec 30, 2011 12:32:25 PM

  21. then why aren't you Out, rick? for all your "i'm a real man!" talk, you're still closeted and your father still doesnt' love you.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 30, 2011 12:45:25 PM

  22. "...I WILL stand up for grown people in this country in 2012 being able to behave in anyway they deem true to themselves without backlash."

    And there you have it. The goal of these radicals is no longer eradication of homophobia; it is social anarchy and absolute non-conformity......which is why they no longer have any credibility with the mainstream.

    Should I be able to go to the office naked if I "deem it true to myself?" There are nudists who would claim that to be the case, you know. And the answer, of course, is no, because no individual is an island and there have to be behavioral standards in a society lest it become so incohesive as to be unliveable.....and almost all behavioral standards have a legitimate reason for existing.

    I just wonder if you people realize how much damage you are doing to the gay movement with your extremism and your irrationality......or whether you have become so detached from the social mainstream that you no longer even care.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 30, 2011 1:08:19 PM

  23. post the URL to your own page/video, RICK, where you show us all what a strong empowered masculine gay male role model you are.

    seriously. URL, please. if i can do it then why can't you?

    stop being mad at gender-nonconformists for the fact that your father wishes you weren't his son.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 30, 2011 1:11:20 PM

  24. i found RICK's Grindr profile!!!!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 30, 2011 1:15:25 PM

  25. I read a interesting article in "The Journal of Sexual Medicine" stated that if we see a hyper-masculine male walking down the street , we have a 95% chance that that is a gay man.

    Posted by: Dan | Dec 30, 2011 2:25:44 PM

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