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Yianni Agisilaou: Pockets Of Equality (Yianni Agisilaou / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

Having worn his girlfriend’s jeans by accident, Yianni Agisilaou hit upon a serious problem: women’s pockets are crap. But of course the problems run much deeper than that. Agisilaou addresses the inequalities and paradoxes around gender and sexuality, making brilliantly astute observations on human nature and how we’re conditioned to accept or reject behaviours and stereotypes. There’s always a risk that a man discussing feminism could feel patronising, but not here: there’s no condescension or mansplaining. It’s just honest, genuinely hysterical reflections on femininity vs masculinity and the shit that women have to put up with, but also our hypocrisies too. He’s a great spokesperson for feminism because, seriously, we need to talk about pockets more: the struggle is real.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]



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