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Toxic femininity and toxic women are two different topics, both worth understanding. They are often grouped together, yet they are not similar.
Here we break down toxic femininity & toxic women, and list the traits involved.
What Is Toxic Femininity
Toxic femininity refers to societal expectations for women to be sensitive, cooperative, nurturing, passive, submissive, gentle, and beautiful. Women are expected to follow a set of standards that men find pleasing.
These expectations are taught at a very young age. As men and women’s roles change, so do societal expectations.
Toxic Femininity Traits
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Toxic Femininity Examples
- “Don’t use weights at the gym, you want to maintain a feminine body.”
- “When the bill comes, don’t say anything, let the men figure it out.”
- “Marry a guy with a good, stable job.”
- “You’re single, you must be so lonely.”
- “That heavy girl makes me look good.”
Toxic Women Meaning
Toxic women cause harm to you and your relationships. They play the victim and want you to feel bad for them. They often play games. They are insecure, immature, and always in competition. Toxic women suffer from excessive jealousy, and tend to be selfish & controlling. Their behavior generally results from deep emotional trauma.
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Toxic Women Traits
2. Lack Empathy
3. Jealous & Possessive
4. Manipulative & Unfair
5. Only Happy When She Gets Her Way
6. Always Finds Something Wrong
More Info: Psychology Today
Toxic femininity will always be in your life. You need to understand and manage it otherwise it can lead to increased stress levels.
There is no place for toxic women in your life. Cut them out!
Great Resource: Verywell Mind