Pamela Anderson, Elena Ferrante, Huma Abedin and, ahem, Bono all make our list of women worthy of a mention
When you dont have anything kind to say about a year, you probably shouldnt say anything at all. Far better instead to have an awards ceremony recognising the most memorable moments in a weird year for women.
Most monetisable laugh: Candace Payne AKA Chewbacca Mask Lady
On 19 May, Payne got into her car, took out a Chewbacca mask and proceeded to howl with verging-on-maniacal laughter for several minutes. There was a time when this might have got her sectioned; in 2016 it turned her into an internet celebrity. The Texan mums Chewbacca-chuckling was viewed over 160m times and Payne received about $420,000 (340,000) worth of free gifts in the weeks after the video went viral.
Most entertaining confusion between Fabric and Brexit: Louise Mensch
Actually, make that the only instance of confusion between the potential closure of a legendary London nightclub and Britains decision to leave the EU. In September, Louise Mensch fired off some incensed tweets that muddled up the two, much to the amusement of, well, everyone. Dont ask how or why: nobody knows what goes on in Menschs head before she tweets. Instead, take a moment to give thanks that Mensch is no longer an MP with anything to do with Brexiting.