A social science term that describes narrow repressive type of ideas about the female gender role, that defines femininity as exaggerated femininity

Holding or embracing traditional feminine attributes like empathy, passivity, patience and tenderness in order to prioritise caring for others to the detriment of their own health while minimising their own struggles.
She always puts her husbands feelings first and it’s really taking a toll on her mental health, I told her she could tell him he also has to change his attitude to save their relationship but she called me a cold woman for even suggesting that. Toxic femininity at its finest
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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
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The idea of toxic femininity refers to extreme/toxic personality traits that many women develop based on how females as a whole are treated/taught how to act by society. These personality traits usually revolve around a heavy sense of entitlement and failure to take responsibility for one's own actions. Many societal double standards exist in favor of women(don't argue with a woman, don't hit a woman back, the man should always be the one to pay, etc) which further influences this type of behavior. The media mainly focuses on the concept of toxic masculinity but refuses to acknowledge the existence of toxic femininity.
Examples of toxic femininity include:

1. Women who bring nothing to the table yet expect a man to fully support all of their needs.

2. Women who overly sexualize themselves while passing it off as empowerment/expressing themselves(Megan Thee Stallion, City Girls, Saweetie, and pretty much every other modern female rapper promotes a load of toxic femininity in their songs and music videos)
3. Women who claim to want "equality" but refuse to take charge when put in a position to do so
4. Women who frequently bash the physical appearance of other women
5. Women who blame men for all of their problems
6. Women who act weak, helpless, or squeamish (like a damsel in distress) to get what their way
7. Women who only seek men for financial support
8. Women who want to normalize the emasculation of males
9. Women say "men are trash"
10. Women who refuse to acknowledge societal double standards
by TheUncommonOne July 20, 2020
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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
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A bunch of women existing in an echo chamber of toxicity.
"He aint shit"... "Yes Sisssss"... "Purrr"...

You see them practicing toxic femininity.
by Robeezy May 28, 2021
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