Alexa Chung, Lena Dunham, Tavi Gevinson, And More Lip Dub ‘You Don’t Own Me’ For Women’s Rights PSA

Ladies banding together for “You Don’t Own Me” lip dub PSA.
Photo: Courtesy of You Don’t Own Me’s Vimeo Channel

With Election Day exactly two weeks away, supporters for each party are ramping up awareness and campaigns in lead-up. In response and opposition to Mitt Romney’s policies regarding women’s rights, specifically reproductive rights, filmmaker Sarah Sophie Flicker and Lesley Gore, the original artist behind feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me,” have assembled a MASSIVE band of women to create a music video PSA around Gore’s iconic song. While celebrity and media endorsements alone are no basis for a vote (unless it’s for the EMAs *WINK*), we still can’t help but sit up and take notice when a lip dub video — politically charged or not — boasts a laundry list of our favorite musicians, actresses, and fashion plates. This one just also happens to be sprinkled with information and messaging relevant to our own lives and rights.

The lineup of participants is riddled with women representing a wide range of ages and industries from Alexa Chung to Lena Dunham to Tavi Gevinson, singing along to Gore’s song. Pertinent facts and calls to action are peppered between shots of The Perks of Being a Wallflower’s Mae Whitman, singer Sia, designer Rachel Antonoff, Zoe Kravitz, Alia Shawkat, and more belting their hearts up and holding up messages of their own. Watch it for yourself below to see how many of the ladies you can name, and stick with MTV’s Power of 12 for the 2012 election news and updates!

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