As a woman, I’m keenly aware of how female characters get shunted to the same kinds of roles in the same kinds of movie plots. It makes it so hard to imagine yourself as anything other than the archetypes sprayed across the silver screen. I had no idea it was the same for men. I’m really into how Colin Stokes explains it.
If you’re impatient, you can skip to 5:20. But give it a shot — the setup makes the payoff so much better.