Learning Resources Bank

Masculinity and “Men’s Health” magazine

Activity one: class discussion. What is hegemony? What is hegemonic masculinity? What are subordinate masculinity? Why is it important to understand and acknowledge the diversity of masculinities? May want to use a concept map, paired discussions, think-pair-share, depending on the class dynamic, and size.

Activity 2: small groups. Each group given a collection of images from Men's Health magazine. Students sort these into categories/themes make notes on these themes/categories. What do they tell us about masculinity/masculine bodies/masculine practices

Activity three: reflections for these images. What types of masculinity are privileged, marginalised, missing? How does this relate to images of women? These question helps to lead into the topic of the body.