Video Fix: You Don’t Own Me

In the wake of all the multi-million-dollar TV ad buys thrown at the the presidential and congressional races by donor-rich Republicans and their Super-PAC buddies, the Dems have to get creative. Check out this no-budget video featuring Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Carrie Brownstein, Justin Bond, Alexa Chung, Karen Elson, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Sia, and Tavi Gevinson. Karaoke-style, they lip-sync to the 1964 radio hit You Don’t Own Me, sung by Lesley Gore (no relation to Al) when she was a tender-but-tough 17 years old. With all the pro-feminist swagger of the song, the video—introduced by Gore herself—lays out the reasons why anyone concerned about women’s rights should vote Obama… 


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