Meryl Streep Doesn’t Like the SJW Term “Toxic Masculinity”
By Tess Farrand, Staff Writer
**Please note: We have edited some foul language from Streep’s comments, but the first letter remains.
If you think that acclaimed Hollywood actress Meryl Streep has some warped views, prepare to be surprised. In a recent press conference for her upcoming debut on season two of the HBO series BIG LITTLE LIES, Streep took a stand for men, particularly young boys, and peoples’ negative comments toward them.
“We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity,” Streep said. If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, it’s used predominantly in a politically correct setting against men, or negative behaviors leftists believe are attributed to traditional masculinity. However, instead of pointing the finger at a specific gender, Streep offered a counterpoint, “women can be pretty f****** toxic …. It’s [actually] toxic people.”
The conversation began when her co-star Nicole Kidman recalled a male fan who expressed his love for the female-driven series. Streep is an advocate for women in the industry, and a strong proponent of feminism, so it’s surprising and refreshing to see her fight back against negative stereotypes many in her industry use. The Oscar-winner actress continued, “we have our good angles and we have our bad ones. I think the labels are less helpful than what we’re trying to get to, which is a communication, direct, between human beings. We’re all on the boat together. We’ve got to make it work.”
Some activists are already declaring that Streep has become a conservative. One popular activist, Titania McGrath tweeted, “I thought Meryl was one of us. Alas, she has turned. She’s even now questioning the truth of toxic masculinity.”
Although this may not be an outright goal, one of the negatives about all the current women’s movement is that they oftentimes communicate that men are solely the problem. That’s why Streep’s comments are such a breath of fresh air.