Women constitute over half the population of America, and in 2008, made up over 60% of voters. Yet over the course of this current election the rights of women have been in question. The pay gap, reproductive rights and gay rights have all been under scrutiny.
To battle this and literally point out that "you don’t own me!” a multitude of women, including; Lena Dunham, Tavi Gevinston, Sia and Kate Nash have made this video, lip-syncing to Lesley Gore’s 1964 hit song, “You don't own me”. Gore also appears at the start of the video, to endorse the message. As she points out, it’s hard to believe we are still fighting for the things we were then, “Come together…vote and protect our bodies. They are ours.”
The video shows a high volume of women from all walks of life, of all ages and all sexuality pointing out that their rights are worth supporting, and that they want their daughters to grow up as they did.
The description of the YouTube video reads:
“Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights. A vote for Obama is a vote for our families. It is a vote to marry who you choose. It's a vote to start a family when you choose. A vote for Obama says that we won't stand for violence against women and that rape is rape. Our vote ensures that our daughters will grow up with the same rights that we've had. A vote for Obama sends a message: This war on women must end. We will not go backwards.”