Masculinity In The Massey University Gymnasium

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Analysis:
1. Building – Massey University Gymnasium
This photo was taken in the Massey University gymnasium parking lot from the best possible position in order to capture the front of the building while also acquiring as much as possible. The photo was taken from this position in order to capture both the size of the gymnasium and also the gym’s name printed along the top of the roof with the few images next to it.
This photo represents masculinity based on the fact that males used to be the only ones who designed buildings based on masculinity. One of the first females to both design a building and have it built known as Sophia Hayden had her building referred to as the ‘woman’s building. This was based mainly on the fact that the building
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This photo was taken from this position as the photos were taken from in the gym themselves advertising what can possibly be performed by those that want to. Due to the fact that three posters were able to be captured, both a form of male and female masculinity is able to be presented. This way, they are able to be both compared with the differences …show more content…
The second poster, which is advertised by a female ‘POWER starts here’, is advertising a free weight exercise which is at the moment primarily performed by men. This would encourage women to try out using a free weight and perhaps other masculine exercises that were first designed for men. The third and last poster on the right advertises a skill (agility) that not many people including both males and females would be able to perform unless they are quite skilful when it comes to agility. The difference between the past and the present is that masculinity in a sport man or women’s own society depends crucially on exerting a physical presence when necessary (Hill, 2005). This basically means that they personally need to make themselves aware of themselves by increasing physical activity when

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