TED 2020 MainStage Talk: “Why We Must Stop Dancing To The Sound of Our Own Oppression” By Madame Gandhi Crosses 1 Million Views


Kiran Gandhi (Madame Gandhi) presentation at the TED MainStage night, as part of TED2020: Uncharted. Photo courtesy of TED.

Popular music is often riddled with misogynistic lyrics that objectify and demean women …so why are we listening and dancing to it? Performing a sample of her original song “Top Knot Turn Up” and sharing clips from her female-directed music video of “See Me Thru,” activist and musician Madame Gandhi explains why she’s making sex-positive music that doesn’t contribute to anyone’s oppression — and calls on music lovers to get down to tunes that empower everyone. Gandhi is one of the 20 TED Fellows in the Class of 2020. Meet the fellows here.


Watch Madame Gandhi’s full TED Talk here.

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