Reflection

Reflecting on Toxic Masculinity

Use the questions below to reflect on the Encounter, "Toxic Masculinity". Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.

Reflecting on Toxic Masculinity

Use the questions below to reflect on the Encounter, "Toxic Masculinity". Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.


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Take what you learned from "Toxic Masculinity" and spend more time reflecting on the ideas it presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.

  • Look at the pictures of Superman through the decades. What message do you think we are sending to children?
  • How has your own play as a child affected your thought process as an adult?
  • Popular terms such as “man up,” “be a man,” and “grow a pair” send a message that men are to be only non-emotional and hyper-aggressive. How can we offer a counter narrative?
  • Do the toys you buy the children in your life reflect your values?
  • How can you counter act the hyper masculine message that many toys give?

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