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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:25 AM

"You Don't Own Me " PSA -Official

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Reply "You Don't Own Me " PSA -Official (Original post)
kas125 Oct 2012 OP
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #1
tblue37 Oct 2012 #3
tblue37 Oct 2012 #2
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #4
Lasher Oct 2012 #7
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #12
Lasher Oct 2012 #13
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #15
Lasher Oct 2012 #16
Astazia Oct 2012 #5
Surya Gayatri Oct 2012 #6
yends21012 Oct 2012 #8
drynberg Oct 2012 #9
DhhD Oct 2012 #10
plcdude Oct 2012 #11
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #14

Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:33 AM

1. Text from the YouTube video description ...


Published on Oct 22, 2012 by YouDontOwnMePSA

Women constitute more than half of the population. 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 color 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.

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.

This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let's get active. Let's get out every vote we can. Let's make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let's take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours!


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:01 AM

3. Thanks. I am deaf, so that helps--but I still don't know what PSA stands for.

I even looked it up on Google but found nothing that would make sense. I am 62 years old, and in my day PSA meant public service announcement, but that doesn't seem to make any sense in this context, either.

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:33 AM

2. Huh?? PSA?? Public Service Announcement?? nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:05 AM

4. Yes. PSA = Public Service Announcement.


I don't know why they used the 'PSA' for the video other than it's an important message for the public.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:21 AM

7. Public Service Announcement - Official?

That doesn't make sense. But then again a lot of things don't.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:11 PM

12. Th name of the YouTube user is: YouDontOwnMePSA


The 'Official' part means: official version of the video put out by the group/person



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:03 PM

13. You don't own me Public Service Announcement?

Do you think that makes any more sense? I don't.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:55 PM

15. Have you watched the video?


There are women that hold up 'signs' throughout the video.

A 'PSA' raises awareness regarding an issue.

In this case the PSA is regarding women’s rights which have been a critical topic in this election.

''You Don't Own Me" is the title of the song in the video.

The video was created as a PSA.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:42 PM

16. No.

Maybe I'll take a look.

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:25 AM

5. Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did except backwards in high heels!

This is a post that always bears repeating. (nt)

(I am old enough to remember when PSA was a left coast airline)

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:28 AM

6. You go girl! Loved Lesley Gore back in the day, love her

political activism now.

This song was one of the early anthems of the feminist movement.

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:55 AM

8. Great song.

Listened to it twice. I have an elementary school age daughter and I want her growing up having the same opportunities and respect as everyone else in this country, male or female.

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:51 AM

9. AM 64 AND ALWAYS LOVED THIS SONG, BUT NOW...

This song is an anthem of Women Standing Tall, and frankly saving our ragged Nation from falling into the hands of RW creeps like Willard and Lyin' Ryan. Yup, gonna be a coalition of women, people of color and a few white males to beat the asses off those RW jerks. Go Girls!

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:25 AM

10. With our VOTE we can NOW tell them what to do.

I love this song and it felt so good to sing along. Thanks.

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:48 PM

11. sent this

to my wife and daughters "right on" yes I'm old.

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Response to kas125 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:35 PM

14. Thank you, Lesley

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