Listen up: Taapsee Pannu has a message about sexual consent for boys — and girls
It’s simple, really – ‘Yes’ means yes and ‘No’ means no.
However, for decades, movies have shown that pursuing a woman relentlessly, irrespective of whether she is or isn’t interested, is the only way to win her affections.
Thank God for Shoojit Sircar’s Pink, which has finally brought to the fore the idea that a woman’s consent is necessary and men should respect it.
Taapsee Pannu, who top lines the film’s cast, has featured in a video titled 'Yes Na Yes No Naati No' which drives home this point. Her Pink co-star, Angad Bedi too has joined her in the song.
In keeping with the movie’s message, the video (produced by Culture Machine’s digital channel Put Chutney) highlights how a woman’s consent is paramount to a relationship or sex.
While Bedi voices the misogynistic yet popular view that one should pursue the girl of his dreams even if she turns him down, Pannu challenges the notion.
The interesting bit is how Pannu has a message for girls too, putting the onus on men and women alike. “When you play hard to get and say no when you actually mean yes, you end up confusing men.” If you’re interested, just say it – is her advice.
Watch the video here: