Top definition
A social science term that describes narrow repressive type of ideas about the female gender role, that defines femininity as exaggerated feminine traits like being sensitive, emotional, having a perfect appearance, and so forth.

One can be feminine without being toxic.

Some beliefs of toxic femininity are:

- Putting your hands on, abusing, and physically assaulting men and then using your "woman card" to get out of being hit back or getting in trouble.

- Body shaming (e.g. who's butt is bigger, who's ugly, who's fat, who's too skinny, etc.).

- Giving people sex and affection in return for money ("Gold Digger").

- Prioritizing your appearance above everything else in your life.

- Jealousy towards other women
Toxic Femininity used in a sentence:

Woman: I don't need your toxic femininity to tell me how to look and that I need a man.

Toxic Femininity used in a scenario:

A woman hits a man for sitting with his legs spread, the man hits back.
Woman: Hey! You can't hit a woman!
Man: You hit me first, it was self defense.
Woman and other people: Coward!
by jimble.x January 24, 2019
Get the mug
Get a Toxic Femininity mug for your brother-in-law James.
2
The weaponization of female sexuality and or identity as a means to gain social power or status.
Toxic Femininity— She wore high heels, a short skirt and a plunging neckline to work in an obvious power grabbing display of Toxic Femininity
by Herodotus2 February 19, 2019
Get the mug
Get a Toxic Femininity mug for your friend Vivek.