Meryl Streep does not agree with the current use of the term "toxic masculinity" to describe qualities traditionally attributed to men, such as aggressiveness and hyper-sexuality.

The three-time Oscar winner made the comments during a Q & A for the upcoming second season of Big Little Lies, in which she is a new cast member.

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During the Q & A, which was hosted by Vanity Fair, Streep said the term "toxic masculinity" is damaging to boys.

Besides, she said, women can be toxic too.

"Sometimes I think we're hurt. We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. I do,” Streep said. “And I don't find [that] putting those two words together, because women can be pretty f*cking toxic."

Streep, 69, added that labels can be harmful, even though harm is not intended. "We're all on the boat together. We've got to make it work," she said.

Toxic masculinity describes genetic male behaviors and attitudes commonly associated with men that are perceived as being harmful, such as suppressing emotion and being aggressive and hyper-sexual.

Butch lesbians, such as television screenwriter Lena Waithe, pictured top with terminated The Chi actor Jason Mitchell, mimic the same aggressiveness which they view as positive attributes.

Masculinity in general is considered harmful because it prevents men from feeling vulnerable and getting in touch with their feminine side. Masculine behavior, which is influenced by the male sex hormone testosterone, can lead to violence. And, in fact, males are responsible for 94% of the violence and rapes against women and children in America.

"One of the ways that masculinity sometimes manifests is through toxic behavior which ultimately ends in violence, and that violence either is enacted on men themselves, or on other people," said Tom Ross-Williams, who takes part in the Good Men Project, an initiative which aims to encourage an "international conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century".

Photos by Amy Sussman/Getty Images | Twentieth Century Fox

  • Yup, I said it

    Meryls got a point. Women can be awful sometimes. Men just fight and get it over with. Women are more systematic and psychological. They will tear you down mentally over time . By the time women do fight the tear down, shit talking, gossiping, mean girl, steal your man, snatch you wig, campaign has gone on for months if not years. Plus women like to turn each other against one another so they will drag other people in their beef. In short women can be messy as hell. The term should be a non gendered specific "toxic people"

  • jazmine

    Toxic masculinity started off ass a phrase to describe things like a man really liking a pink shirt or something but being scared to wear it cuz it’s “gay” or not being able to cry at least that’s what I thought. I’m not so sure Meryl understands the phrase. It really has nothing to do with how we treat each other.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Told no damn lies here Meryl ..... cause to me toxic women are far worse .

    Far worse .... ugh ....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The only way to prevent masculinity in men is to give all boys puberty blockers and turn them into eunuchs. This is exactly what liberals want. Hence, the emphasis on promoting transgenders.

  • B.Loveitt

    She's not lying and it's becoming 2 wrongs make a right. In some case women are saying he harassed me and he's gone. No proper investigation etc. Some of us have sons to raise and our poor boys our black men have double jeopardy.

  • WhoKnew

    Women are more systematic and psychological.
    ______________________________________

    Sad but true.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Toxic people ... periodt!

  • Evillene

    Wow, that was quick. Just 3 comments and you're already going in on the trannies.

  • Danny Louis

    Working with too many women or having a family with majority, you can certainly see that “toxic” women will try to destroy your life.

  • A D N

    Toxic Masculinity; never heard of it and going to ignore it. I prefer to stick to the norms I grew up with, yes, I'm "normal" lol.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    She aint lying

  • SpillyNillie

    Women can definitely be toxic...have ran across a few in my life. One was once my BFF.

  • Yoni7

    she said, women can be toxic too.
    ______________________________
    YES. THEY. CAN!!!!!!
    Told yall I could NEVER be with/attracted to a woman. The hormones are TOO high and when yall sync up, it's TROUBLE! I identify as asexual now because I'm just downright tired of EVERYBODY! I'll hopefully "desire" men again, but he gotta do some mad brain stimulation for me to even consider him.

  • A D N

    Dang! The problem is allowing a bad person to speak out and not be corrected early on. We tend to entertain bad behavior and then it spreads until it explodes.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Meryl Streep(whom I attended an ULTRA private SAG conversation screening of her movie "Florence Foster Jenkins") is one of my ALL time favorite actresses. The movie had me in hysterics.

  • A D N

    You have to be over 40 LOL!

  • Nik

    Women are more systematic and psychological.
    ******************************************************
    Exactly! Women live in their emotions more so they can't get over ish even after it's supposedly squashed. I learned how to resolve conflict working with athletes. They went in on each other then afterward shot hoops. Over and done. Women...forgeddaboutit. Drag ish on for years.

  • Nik

    She seems like she is the real deal in person. I've always liked her.

  • Renee26

    She told no lies... Toxic is toxic no matter the gender

  • Nik

    Glad it's past tense.

  • Guest

    Where is the lie?

  • Yup, I said it

    That is true. If you call that devil by its name it stops but the problem is alot of women love to be in some mess. They don't want it to stop until it's spiraled out of their control. Alot of women have that "last word" obsession they will keep beef going so that they can have the last word.

  • Guest

    Far, far worse.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    He was accused of harassing someone on that Netflix movie. They investigated him and that's where the fall out came from. Tiffany Boone also accused him of harassing her on The Chi. I'm more disappointed that Lena Waithe a sista, didn't think another sista was important enough to believe. Smh

  • TriniHarlem

    These same toxic women rear children, abuse, sexually molest and cry wolf when we have sorry ass boys posing as men. Thanks Meryl for the conversation

  • Applebootay

    If you don't believe her go watch the new Netflix series Jailbirds.....CHIIIIILE...#toxicfemininity at it's finest.

  • JV

    Big Little Lies season 2 gonna be good. All I got today.

  • Karen Brady

    Where's the lie?

  • Karen Brady

    When does it start please?

  • The Art

    And a lot of women pass on those attributes to their sons, especially when there is no real masculine influence around to counter it.

  • Karen Brady

    I wrote this same thing before scrolling down.

  • JV

    June 9, like 2 weeks.

  • Topic Influencer

    Love Ms. Streep most of the time. I agree.

    I also will add that I got the cliff notes and watched part of that TBC interview with Lena just a few minutes ago and I hate her now.

    In the words of one of Meryl's ICONIC characters/Miranda Priestley..."thats all"

  • Applebootay

    I ?? Can't ?? Wait??

  • Karen Brady

    "cause to me toxic women are far worse". You said a MOUTHFUL Jenie.

  • Karen Brady

    FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Karen Brady

    Can't wait.. :-).. Thank you

  • Neva RuthLess

    I’m tired of the lies. Yes women can be toxic. But men are literally an entire different beast. So are we suppose to pretend men don’t commit and are responsible for the vast majority of rape murder hell even genocides? Women are no where as close as violent and evil as men.

  • Applebootay

    ?A few Chiiiile...my Momma and my sister are toxic....hell, friends, family, neighbors, co workers, bus drivers (women public bus drivers are thee worst), etc...

  • Topic Influencer

    I have toxic people in my family and my mother doesnt agree with me cutting folks off to perserve my own sanity. If you are toxic to me you gotta go. IDGAF if you are my (insert relation here). You gotta save your damnself out here. Glad you got rid of her Spilly. Truly am.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I agree to an extent. During times of war, as far back as recorded history goes, men have used rape as a weapon against women and children. That is toxic masculinity.

  • Guest

    Meryl always keeps it 100.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Amen.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Amen!

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Amazing actress and She seems like a real one . Toxic is toxic and this Metoo movement has so many up in arms about any and everything these days.

  • Applebootay

    Well, I heard it was Showtime that kept him on, not her...but we're going to let another woman take the fall...Think about it...ALL OF IT...was previously reported to HR...which means THEY knew...it wasn't up to Lena...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Applebootay

    Masculinity.....I don't have a problem with...it's ANYbody toxic...toxic femininity, toxic masculinity, toxic beastality...toxic bugs...toxic birds....etc...???...

  • Topic Influencer

    It starts with the women. Everything starts with us. You have a toxic woman and she births a son, his ass most likely gonna turn out to be toxic too.

  • Applebootay

    we're far worse to each other....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Say that ..... I could never sleep with a female on this planet ..... just nasty ..... Chile when hell freezes over no shade to anyone that like women but as for me shid ! ........ and hell to da No!

  • Applebootay

    They're passed on to both sons and daughters equally...TRUST

  • Applebootay

    What's it called when women rape men?

  • Applebootay

    Why do numbers matter? Is it fair to generalize all men this way?

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Rape. But if you don’t like that, I’m sure you could come up with something else. Statistically speaking rapes by men during times of war are exponentially higher than rapes by women. Genghis Kahn, Boko Haram and DRC are a few examples that show how common it is for men to rape women and children during times of war. It makes sense to me to call it Toxic Masculinity because RAPE by men during times of war is and has been a common occurrence and has been engrained in many societies.

  • Topic Influencer

    Holy CRAP Apple. Not sure WHY you listed that. But bay-beeee...Women bus drivers. I rode commuter bus for 3 days out of the week for a few months after my accident. Til March. Female bus driver is what took the cake and I lost it SO DAMN IT BAD I was in TEARS of anger by the time babe picked me up downtown that day. I called IN the next morning and went STRAIGHT and bit the bullet and got a car. I would probably still be on the bus had it not been for her. Or in JAIL.

  • Neva RuthLess

    No stop the foolishness. Misogyny is gross. What about Hitler did his mom raise him to hate and execute Jews? What about white slave masters are we going to blame mommy too for their crimes against black humanity? It starts and ends with men.

  • Applebootay

    I don't disagree with facts, I'm just not down with these generalized labels..

  • Neva RuthLess

    Numbers are everything. Nobody is saying all men are monsters, but most monsters are men. Men are natural predators, even they will admit it. Ask a man to let a strange man babysit his newborn baby girl.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    But if rape by men during times of war is and has been a generalized occurrence then why cant it have a generalized label?

  • Truth Or Die

    The backlash against the Global Elite sponsored Liberal Agenda will only grow stronger as more people (especially BLACK people) wake up and see what its really about...

  • Applebootay

    Because she was saying she ran across only a few innher lifetime...maybe she hasn't lived long enough. And you know I listed women bus drivers for a reason....most of those bishes are mad toxic...I was in a situation where this white guy paid my fee because my card wasn't working and this bish was not moving the bus until I either got off or came up with something. I cuuuuuusssssed her azz out too. Everyone was mad at her azz....A man has NEVER done that to me....I mean I was dressed in my business work attire...same damn bus everyday not looking like I can't afford $2.50....like you...I'm getting mad just thinking about it....let me go to another post...having flashbacks....???

  • Gloria

    Yes toxicity is not found in strictly men. Members of both genders can be toxic. But toxic masculinity is more discussed because well, let’s be honest: This is a man’s world and toxic masculinity is more prevalent. From mainstream misogyny to the historical and current oppression of women’s rights through legislation and societal pressures.

  • Applebootay

    Because 2 wrongs don't make it right.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I don’t see anything wrong with the label

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Correct. The poor behaviors have been normalized in society at the expense of women.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Is there a toxic femininity??? no...Because women are seen as the "weaker" sex and have been made to be that way by male counterparts literally since the beginning of time ...I love Meryl but she is far removed from society and honestly I wish the reporter followed it up with..."Well is Trump considered a man that exhibits toxic masculinity?" She would have went nuts and backtracked...

  • Topic Influencer

    I absolutely agree. It is disgusting. But I feel that nurturing (or lack thereof) plays a role. Whose role is it to nurture a child? Normally that falls to your MOTHER.

    Far as Hitler he was very abused during his childhood and his mother AND HIS AUNT, assisted. So maybe he is not a good example.

    Most monsters/abusers were themselves abused and Maleah Davis mama aint the first complicit mama or the last.

    After that chapter is closed in finding Maleah, I reallllly want those remaining BOYS/SONS/BROTHERS to get intensive counseling.

  • OvertheMississippi

    No lie told! Like saying only whites are racist!

  • Gloria

    i don’t get why people blame women for male toxicity. “It’s how the mother raised him!” As if there is not another parent who has the shared responsibility of raising the male child. But as usual, the burden of everything has to fall on us women.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You know I always ride with you but all of this starts with men....think about Idi Amin and other dictators whose goals were to instill fear in the hearts of others...they were backed by men...this is a fight women didnt win because our thoughts and feelings were cast aside in times of crisis, wars and other atrocities... Women weren't even aloud to vote until 1919 (some countries far after that date) which shows we were nothing more than a pretty puff to be screwed on occasion and to make a meal with a martini every night for our men. Our opinions were not important back then and it seems like its going that way now with this heartbeat bill ish...There is no way you can blame the shit horrible men have done on their mommas...In all honesty I think Adam bit the apple first...Chile...

  • Mielle Downey

    I agree and people in your life have expiration dates.

  • Applebootay

    We just need 2: toxic masculinity and toxic femininity..that's all.

  • Topic Influencer

    This lady drove on Wed. I work from home Tuesday's and Thursday's.So only rode M, W, F. Well every damn it Wed the bish would miss my stop. I would ring the bell for my stop WAY in advance. This bish used to blow right past it. First two times I was like okay maybe she didnt hear it. 3rd time I was like ummm why didnt you STOP? After that I just used to ride til the end and have babe pick me up from the station vs our meeting spot in downtown. Basically that LAST Wed I had to walk in the RAIN bc of her shit. I cussed that lady out so fuking BAD the other regular riders had to restrain me. I also reported her ass.

  • Neva RuthLess

    What woman isn’t instructing her 5 year old son to grow up beat rape kill women when he gets older and to abandon his children? No mother that’s who! It’s disgusting how the world blames women for men disrespecting and killing us.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Ok women are abused by their fathers and women usually don’t grow up to beat kill and rape men. Let’s call a thing a thing. Many male traits are beyond toxic their deadly.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You are so right...

  • Neva RuthLess

    Thank you! Black people especially love blaming black women for black men’s foolishness. No bus grow up to be men who follow society’s standard of manhood. Men literally grow up and choose to be murderous rapist and dead beat fathers. It literally has NOTHING to do with women.

  • Gloria

    It’s goes back to that same ideology of “boys will be boys” nonsense. Saying that women are the root cause to toxic masculinity is a form of victim blaming.

  • Topic Influencer

    I never said I didnt agree with that. A monster is a monster. I think our discussion right now is how did he ended up being one. Some is indeed GENETICS.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Thank you. So as women are we suppose to close our eyes and pretend that men are not a potential threat? The biggest threat to women and children, is and always will be men. This is a universal thing.

  • Topic Influencer

    I mispoke. Not root. But again as below, I truly feel like genetics and nurturing play a role. I do.

  • Topic Influencer

    I aint blame BLACK WOMEN. Where I say BLACK at baby? Point me out

  • Neva RuthLess

    Name toxic feminity that threatens men’s and children’s lives. Go!

  • Topic Influencer

    Nurturing too

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Whatever floats your boat

  • TransMichelle

    That's why they have the franchise "The Real House Wives....(you name the city.) It would never work with men. Women can be just as toxic, cruel, violent, two-faced, sexually deviant, and worse.and all the rest. Men better get back hold of this country and stop letting women take over. We're NEVER get sh&t straightened with a bunch of crazy azz women trying to run things. All these identity politics is because of women and emasculated men. Women shouldn't be ruling men..PERIOD!

  • Neva RuthLess

    You know black people love blaming the community ills on black women. Whenever we have an honest discussion about toxic black male behavior. Everyone just says well who raised him? Don’t play dumb.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Your a goofy. Bye now.

  • Topic Influencer

    Did I say black women or women in general? Did I not just sit up here and say Hitler mama and aunts were monsters? They black?

  • Neva RuthLess

    Women aren’t ruling men. Look at how corrupt power makes men.women and men should have a balance of power it only makes sense. Any tribe or nation that leaves men in complete authority will always be rampant with corruption, abuse, murder, rape, etc.

  • Topic Influencer

    So there is not a link in genetics/DNA of serial killers? Genetics play a role. It takes two sets of genes to make a person. You are a nurse. You dont believe in genetics? MAOA deficiency is linked to violent behavior. It is proven. Medically.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Hitler still had not excuse doing what he did. So how were blaming women and mothers for the holacaust? Blocked.

  • Topic Influencer

    Bye

  • Topic Influencer

    Thank god.

  • Gloria

    Judging by this person’s username and what they have said so far, they don’t care. They might desire to be a woman but can’t even understand the plight of real women.

  • Topic Influencer

    Not all of it Single. But studies have shown these serial killers, most were abused and some of it is bad ass genes.

  • Indies beauty

    She has a very interesting perspective. She makes some really good points.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Thank you! Women can be just as misogynistic as men as shown in this very post. I’m disgusted with Meryl Streep and the delusional in denial women in this thread. I think it’s time for me to leave.

  • Topic Influencer
  • Neva RuthLess

    She’s an idiot trying to get a brownie point from males. Males who will continue to beat, rape, and murder women and children. But oh well toxic feminity... give me a break!

  • Applebootay

    Go...watch Jailbirds and shows alike....it definitely exists, its just not trendy....yet...it doesn't get the same media time... Monster starring Charlize Theron is the first that comes to mind....I don't debate the numbers, but I'm also not going to pretend it doesn't exist <>

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yeah but people are abused everyday...it also shows that serial killers are mostly white men too...so what is the correlation between white abused people that kill and black abused people?? I believe in the nuture effect but in this day and media age the monsters that we fear are white men in suits coming for our ovaries and our right to choose (yet again it starts with men)..

  • Guest

    And women don't beat, rape or murder?

  • Topic Influencer

    But the law in Alabama on the right to choose was signed by a WOMAN. She aint JUST AS toxic?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    No she is influenced by toxic masculinity...this is just like when people say black people cant be racists...the oppressed never have a right to change into the oppressor...

  • Chicagowise

    The agenda to emasculate men has reached a new low. They won't be satisfied until every man is an effeminate, weep-eyed sissy.

  • TransMichelle

    Sorry to disappoint you but my name stands for TransMichelleObama. You'll have to talk to Odumba about it. I'm not a trannie..! LOL

  • Topic Influencer

    DId you say bugs? Im CRINE

  • Gloria

    MAOA deficiency does not indicate who will be a serial killer and who won’t be though. There are many killers and predators who don’t have the deficiency and those who do have the deficiency but do not have a history of aggression or murdering others. So genetics really isn’t a reliable indicator, at this point, to determine who will be a toxic aggressor. I get what you mean though. Human actions are multifactorial. Of course of upbringing shapes us to be the adults we grow up to be, to an extent. But a man really has to take responsibility of his own actions and do whatever he needs to do to overcome toxic attributes.

  • TransMichelle

    Men can destroy and bulit sh&t back up. Women destroy and go on to the next thing like they throw away an old pair of shoes. Name one society that women have built. Women don't built societies but if they gain power they will destroy them. Look at Merkle in Germany letting in millions of un-vetted migrants. Look at killer Hillary just as deceitful and corrupt. Childless women in power are the worst..! Like I wrote that's why they have The Real Housewives of...(fill in the blank). It would never work with men because women are batshit crazy..!

  • Gloria

    ? You really think Michelle is a tranny? Serious question. I’ve heard that rumor before ?

  • Indies beauty

    I see what your saying about men committing crimes but her comments about female toxicity is more subjective. I think she's trying to make her opinion as ojective as she can by leveling women and mentioning women can be toxic. I thought it was interesting she pointed out the other side.

  • Topic Influencer

    here are many killers and predators who don’t have the deficiency and those who do have the deficiency but do not have a history of aggression or murdering others.
    ^^^^^
    I agree with this too. One study had the Chinese tested, and they had the LEAST present, less than any other group on earth I think I recall. HOWEVER, they ALSO have the least crime etc. So you are absolutely right. It can and it cannot.

    I think EVERYONE should take responsibility for ones actions. Toxic or not. Male or female.

  • TransMichelle

    Well, I'll put it this way. I think 85% she's not; however, Odumba is such a big freak you never know. LOL

  • Coffee1st

    My thoughts EXACTLY.
    The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Men have power but women have INFLUENCE.
    Anyone who doesn't realize this needs to live a little longer and read a lot more.

  • TheFlow

    Thank you Meryl

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile... There are “mothers” who are willing to sell their children to men for pleasure and for money... There was a couple in GA who just got convicted of beating, raping and torturing the womans 15 yr old daughter then helped the boyfriend dismember her just for sh!ts and giggles?. Woman can be Trifling too!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Dont feed the Trolls

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Lot of these regular jobs have gays in positions where they tell a lot of other men what to do if the feel like you got a issue with sissfiedness it will be hell to pay

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    That show is SO GOODT!!!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Me neither Karen!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Yeah... I couldnt mess with a woman even if I were paid to do so! Some chicks are NATURALLY bat sh!t CARAZY https://media2.giphy.com/media/26BkO5fkr0Kh7RhHG/giphy.gif

  • DOUBTIN THOMAS

    true

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Interesting topic, speaking of toxic. Weinsteins dream team of lawyers put together a financial settled with all his accusers. This doesnt stop any criminal charges or prosecution but it makes it much more difficult because their silence has now been purchased. Weinstein had insurance that covered these these types of scenerios.Its a pretty good bet that he is gonna walk on this, with little to no jail time, one of his two charges was already dropped.The media buried this story of course and has long since moved on from bringing any further attention to his case.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    WOW! My Best friend is a bus driver but she is the sweetest! So sorry you had that experience but not all of them are like that! She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it! Tampa Fl

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    My MIL, and my SIL! Bitter chicks! Dont like to see ANYBODY doing better than them and they not reap the benefits.. Chile https://media2.giphy.com/media/SoORkRp9Gj7dm/giphy.gif

  • Chicagowise

    I'm gay. I'm in a position of leadership. I work for a major corporation and there are strict rules governing workplace behavior. I don't have a problem with effeminate men and I don't have an issue with men who are extremely masculine. All I ask is that my employees respect each other and behave in a professional, courteous manner.

    However, I don't appreciate people trying to emasculate men and trying to shame them for behaving like... well... men!

  • Madashelle

    Hmm. Interesting. I happen to agree with a lot of what she said. Personally, I'm sick of society labeling everything. I much prefer a manly-man than a lot of these men that have become sissified and muted because they are in fear of saying or do the wrong thing.

  • T Willis

    I love Meryl. ‘Tis all...

  • Madashelle

    I believe she's got something there on female toxicity. Years ago i worked with a bunch of broads with no male on site. Worst job ever! Where i work now there are predominately(sp) men, except for the HNIC. Much better environment for me. For me, women are too catty and get on my nerves. Men have their own set of issues too, but i have worked around some toxic females, and the experience wasn't pretty for me.

  • speakinmymind

    You lack even a small degree of objectivity on the matter, and clearly you are a survivor of abuse and/or rape. Women are not these helpless, weak victims and can be just as toxic or more so than a man.

  • speakinmymind

    Take your toxic ass on then. Typical toxic behavior...resort to name calling, condescension, throw a tantrum and leave when someone disagrees with you.

  • Topic Influencer

    Anyone who doesn't realize this needs to live a little longer and read a lot more
    ^^^^^
    That poster is only 24 yo.

  • Topic Influencer

    Girl. I hope so

  • Topic Influencer

    It's clear. And I'm sad I didn't see that.

  • Panther Charleston

    Hellz to the yes! Thanks, Meryl.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Y’all being obtuse. We’re you in danger of being harassed raped or killed? Catty behavior vs violent anti social behavior. Come on.

  • Jersey Girl

    That part ??

  • Parent

    I love masculine men. Not toxic ones though.

  • Guest

    This is what I'm saying. We have women in the news cutting open and killling other women and taking their children. They are recruiting men to help them get rid of the bodies in some cases. Women can be just as irrational and violent as men. They have proven they can for centuries. I don't trust nobody.

  • Guest

    Correct. Women have brought down entire kingdoms. Women are emotional and that is the very reason why we are so dangerous.

  • Junkanoo

    Why dont more people say thank you when you hold the door open for them no home training , am going to quit trying to be nice

  • B.Loveitt

    I'm not talking about this guy. It's countless of other cases where she he didn't and he's gone because whatever production house/ company don't want the lawsuit...not cool! 2 wrongs now make a right apparently.

  • Missy
  • Madashelle

    I try to go above and beyond to say thank you to a man holding the door for me to make up for the people that don't day thank you. Taught my boys too. Now on the other hand, when my husband holds the door for a person and they dont say thank you, he cusses them out.

  • Calikush

    ????Yaaass, Meryl! Keep it real! If it’s “Toxic Masculinity” then it’s “Toxic Femininity” too! I’ve had a few homegirls and a ex that I cut off who were toxic. A bunch of crazy mofo’s! My life’s been great ever since! HA!!!! https://media1.giphy.com/media/B1EFR6aJVdaT9BwVWv/giphy.gif

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm not sure what she's talking about but I know one thing for darn sure. She is going to turnout in Big Little Lies. That show is fire!

  • dontgetblocked

    Many if not most women are driven by envy. I fell victim to a "friend" who tried to destroy me with lies and drama. I was shocked to learn that she secretly hated me and had been the cause of the only real problems in my life. Cut her real quick. I'm glad I never told her any of my deep dark secrets. Keep your circle of friends small and positive. Trust your instincts.

  • Topic Influencer
  • Madashelle

    Harrassed? Yes. Every damn day! Wanna know why? Jealousy. I still had my pretty little figure after having 3 kids in those days, and those bitches couldn't handle the fact that my husband would pick me up every day. They couldn't handle the fact that i was making less money than them, but was able to come to work everyday looking good. They talked about me like a dog and one woman who was in power made the mistake of admitting that she wanted to get me fired.
    The dumb bitch didn't know that everything she was saying and doing was coming right to my ears because the person that she was telling it to was my smoking buddy.

  • EMILY POST

    Hollywood is promoting toxic feminism.
    So they hate men whatever . so what does Hollywood do they unleash women who imitate extreme version of masculine men.. exhibiting the same behaviors they claim is toxic.

  • Junkanoo

    Good for him I don't blame your husband it should be automatic or is it going out of style. That's a good example to teach your sons and nice of you to acknowledge other peoples courtesy. I will still hold the door open for folks I do it without thinking.

  • Jussjess25

    Thanks Ms. Streep. ?? fuck outta here with this fake toxic masculinity

  • Coffee1st

    Lawwd....I remember thinking I had everything figured out too.
    She just don't know, by the time you get a few answers - they change thr questions.

  • Topic Influencer

    YUP!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I get what Meryl is saying. Society has overlooked the misconduct of powerful men, and now with this vague-azz “me too” movement,” and labeling, we’ve solved the problem!

    Can’t even question a victim’s story because it’s then “victim shaming!” “Toxic People” vs “Toxic Masculinity” is what she is saying!

    Gender labels or generalizations are falsehoods, they target and define an entire group! Don’t have a woman or alleged victim of violence lie on your son, brother or husband, then it’ll make more sense!

    Yes, most rapes, violent crimes against women and children are men! With children, many women are complicit, if only by looking the other way!

    And, female bosses or persons of influence CAN be quite toxic and scary, your worse nemesis, a living nightmare, and mentally and emotionally surpass your average domineering, toxic man, based on MY experience!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Yeah, while they’re hoping Bill Cosby never sees freedom, and R. Kelly gets life!

    No more mention of Kevin Spacey either!

    Weinstein will live a quiet life with his offshore accounts, and enjoy his kids!

  • missmiami305

    THBIC has spoken ??. Totally agree with her legendary arse.

  • The Chosen One

    Lmfao

  • SpillyNillie

    I agree with you 100% I'm always cutting people off! Self preservation is absolute KEY! My mom says the same thing...you can't cut everybody out of your life. My response...why I can't?? Once you show me who you truly are I have no problem showing your ass DA DOOR!

  • Yoni7

    Yep. How can you tell? LOL

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This morning I was on the bus we get to king drive and we stop there for a few minutes. The guy goes hey ms. ct why are we waiting, she goes ct? And she was quiet, he was like why can’t you answer my question. Her silence. I she had to do was say we are going to be here two minutes because I’m early. She said nothing, I don’t know if she was mad because he called her ct instead of cta but no one knows your name.

  • AListDiva29

    June 9th!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I didn't go in on anyone. I'm simply pointing out an established fact.