Was 2016 a good year for women? Sofia Ashraf and Prashanth Oliver tell you

Good or bad A musical year-ender that sums up what 2016 meant for womenSofia Thenmozhi Ashraf/Facebook
Social Gender Friday, December 30, 2016 - 19:56

Set in a 50s themed teal-coloured café, '2016, We Need To Talk', takes on a musical note and talks about the ups and downs that sparked debates on gender roles this year.

Performers Sofia Thenmozhi Ashraf and Prashanth Oliver sing along and debate the incidents that grabbed the headlines.

While Sofia in a waitress costumes sings about the injustices done to women, Prashanth counters her take with achievements made by women this year.

This year sparked outrage when shocking incidents of misogyny were reported by the media.

From the Neeya Naana Namitha meme scandal to the regressive Sunny Leone interview, the brutal murder of Swati in Chennai to Qandeel Baloch’s killing and the misogynistic ads of 2016, all find a mention in the video.

A happy-go-lucky Prashanth, the café’s ‘cook’, dances and debates Sofia’s claim pointing put achievements.

Beginning with the Women’s T20 cricket team this year followed by acid attack victim, Reshma Qureshi, walking the ramp at the New York Fashion Week, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik’s Olympics win, the Unfair and Lovely campaign and Nike’s Da-da-ding ad, 2016 has also seen many victories.

The video ends with the musical’s chorus “Baby think about the good times”, sung on repeat, suggesting that 2016 had indeed been a year with good things to reminisce about. 


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