“You Don’t Own Me” Mitt Romney!

So, in just three days we will discover who will be the next leader of the United States of America. I have already posted Sandra Fluke’s inspiring speech, in which she presents two very different futures that could impact American women. I know I am not an American woman, but I am hugely ware how the outcome of this election will have a huge impact on the rest of the world.

According to the “You don’t own me” PSA official site, in 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of colour and undocumented women make less than white citizens. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn’t want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment.

Now, this doesn’t sound like the kind of future I want for my American sisters. We should be moving forward, not stepping back.

Lesley Gore’s 1964 hit “You don’t own me” has been recreated with a political, anti-Mitt Romney twist. Lena Dunham from “Girls” along with Carrie Brownstein, Miranda July, Karen Elson, Leah Siegel, Alia Shawkat, Zoe Kravitz—and Gore herself all participate in the video, lip-syncing along with the lyrics. Gore says in a narrative after the singing, “I recorded ‘You Don’t Own Me’ in 1964 and it’s hard for me to believe we’re still fighting for the same things we were then. Yes, ladies, we’ve got to come together, get out there and vote, and protect our bodies. They’re ours. Please vote.”

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/51940856″>”You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user14231652″>You Don’t Own Me</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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One thought on ““You Don’t Own Me” Mitt Romney!

  1. lauradel says:

    Reblogged this on Laura Delarato and commented:
    This is awesome. Have you not seen this? You should.

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