‘You Don’t Own Me,’ A Feminist Anthem With Civil Rights Roots, Is All About Empathy

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem. There’s a certain kind of song you just want to crank up after a bad breakup or a rough day at work. In 1963, a young singer renowned for a hit about getting ditched at a party unleashed just such an … Continue reading ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ A Feminist Anthem With Civil Rights Roots, Is All About Empathy