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Women take centrestage in this week’s trending videos

Free your mind
Wevolve, a global campaign to question gender-based norms, has been making headlines for its video, Let The Girls Be. The clip sees women across ages, sizes and professions, dressed in everything from saris to skirts. The video then shows them surreptitiously covering up their bodies, thanks to a nudge from a friend, a look from a taxi driver or a glance from a male colleague. The message is to let women be comfortable in their own skin.

Hot wheels
The video Alpha Female by UK-based indie rock band, Wild Beasts, proves that the skateboarding scene is hotting up in India. It sees India’s first female skateboarder, Atita Varghese, and a group of other ‘girls on wheels’ cruising through Bengaluru’s busy roads. What makes it tick is the way it has been filmed, and not to forget, the bright pink sari-clad woman (Atita) skateboarding like a boss.

Football fever
All eyes were on Lady Gaga at her halftime performance at the 2017 NFL Super Bowl as she descended on to the stage in a harness wearing a sparkly silver leotard. The singer began her show with a rendition of God Bless America and then sang a few of her super-hit tracks. Despite her stellar performance, she was trolled for her ‘belly rolls’ that has sparked a debate about body shaming.

— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo and Anagha M


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