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Why are men angry all the time? And since when was pink a masculine colour? with co-host Ryan O’Connor

In the Victorian era, pink was considered a masculine colour – so when did it come to represent femininity? And what are the consequences of this?

The problems with a black and white (or pink and blue) society…

As the world evolves people are becoming aware of age-old beliefs that are limiting and sometimes even harmful. Gender roles are a big example of this. While there is still a lot of stigma around this – more and more people are breaking down barriers and transforming the concept of “gender”.

However, there are still many subtle reminders in everyday life that try to put you into a “gendered” box. I know something that I hear often is “good girl” – just the other day, I was doing a random breath test and after I had done it, the police officer said “good girl” afterwards… flattering I guess and also slightly patronising considering he wouldn’t dare say “good boy” to a man.

Join Ryan O’Connor and I in this light-hearted and thought-provoking conversation about gender roles, assumptions and stereotypes.

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About Today’s Guest Ryan O’Connor

Award Winning Actor, Director and Playwrite

Co-founder and executive director of Someone New Theatre Company, the winner of the 2019 Grace Marion Wilson Trust Award for Playwriting, and an acclaimed actor and director throughout NSW and Victoria

Ryan J O’Connor is a Geelong-based writer of original, alternative plays and prose.

He also has a thriving business that creates Dungeons and Dragons maps and characters.

He is also an excellent baker, a trained stage-combatist, a terrible gardener, and a moderately talented poker player.

He does his best writing while trying to avoid his responsibilities, but loves to tell ‘alternative’ stories: romantic comedies about Death, coming-of-age stories about old men, and science-fiction tales about mythological creatures, just to name a few.

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