Lesley Gore, whose song "You Don't Own Me" in 1964, became a rallying cry, proclaiming that men did not own women, "so don't tell be what to do". "The power of women just saying that phrase together: "YOU. DON'T. OWN. ME." Not to our special someones ... but to our government. Until now! Dayum! Gauntlet thrown!" (Upworthy). Gore died on February 16 after a bout with cancer.
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Is the human rights movement just a couple of big Northern organisations? The emancipation of women has to be one of the big all time human rights issues, but Meredith Tax says experts still think they can answer these questions without taking women's human rights work into account