Lesley Gore’s extrinsic ethos was established on her age, her gender, and the fact that she was a well-known mainstream pop singer. Lesley Gore was 17 years old when she recorded “You Don’t Own Me” in 1963, in which Lesley Gore told her lover to respect her and she is independent. Teenage girls thought Lesley Gore was credible and felt more related to the song since she was about the same age as they were. They believed that Lesley Gore faced the same trouble they faced in relationship that adults cannot understand. In addition, teenagers viewed her as a role model because she was successful and popular. Since “You Don’t Own Me” was written in a woman’s perspective, Lesley Gore’s gender made the song more persuasive. The intrinsic ethos of the song was created based on some shared values among teenagers. No teenager would disagree with the lines, “I'm young and I love to be young/ I'm free and I love to be free/ To live my life the way I want/ To say and do whatever I please.” Having a powerful ethos, the song was able to gain popularity and reach to a wider range of audiences.