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“Sharp social commentary” Chortle ★★★★
Staggered after a friend told him she purposely buys pink pens as it stops men in her office stealing them, Yianni explores the preposterous rules, double-standards and expectations society lumps on us depending on which bits we’re born with.
We’ve come a long way. We don’t bat an eyelid at short haired women or male nurses. Shipwrecks have progressed from Stone Age ‘women and children first’ affairs to egalitarian ‘push anyone down’ pandemonia. And AFL clubs clamour over each other for women’s teams. But Yianni still stifled his own tears in a darkened cinema during Les Mis, so there’s a long way to go.
Have you ever pondered a world where men share D&Ms over a tub of Ben & Jerry’s, you can rip the piss out of a bride during a wedding speech and the word vagina openly appears on chemist’s shelves rather than being alluded to in euphemistic tones? Yianni has, and strips away the concealer giving modern society an hour long #NoMakeupSelf
Rating – M
March 7-19 2017 at 6:45 pm