69-year-old Oscar-winning star of “Mamma MIA” and “the Devil wears Prada” Meryl Streep, who often makes statements on maintaining gender equality, a year ago launched a major campaign to protect women from harassment and discrimination. In its public statements the actress primarily supports humanism, not speaking against men.
The celebrity gave an interview timed to the release of the new season of the TV series “Big little lies”, which criticized the definition of “toxic masculinity”. This writes the newspaper The Guardian.
69-year-old Meryl Streep stood up for the men and said, calling the courage toxic, we hurt them.
Toxic masculinity is a sign of stereotypical male roles, which limit the types of emotions allowed guys and men.
Sometimes we are able to inflict pain. We hurt our boys, calling courage toxic. Women can also be toxic. Labels hurt everyone. People have both bad and good traits. And the labels only put obstacles in the way of normal communication, – said Meryl Streep.
Additionally, in January 2019, the Gillette company has introduced a new promotional video, which replaced the famous slogan “the Best a man can have” “the Best who can be a man.”
The video showed footage of bullying, sexual harassment to women, sexist, and aggressive behavior of men, showing that men are responsible for their actions and their behavior affects future generations, and the above-mentioned attacks of aggression, violence and inadequacy should be discouraged by society. Later in the advertisement show examples of good behavior: men prevent such actions, which are open to the public and solve problems without aggression.