Applying stasis theory to Lesley Gore’s song “You Don’t Own Me” begins with the fact and definition category. Gore’s song can be defined as a feminist song stating, not arguing, that women are individual people who are not controlled by men. The causes and effects of this song are fairly clear. Women were not being treated equally in the 60’s, and with the feminist movement growing women were starting to speak up and demand fair treatment. The song can be speculated to have had a pretty significant impact on the Women’s Right’s Movement. It was one of earlier songs of a woman demanding her rights, and it definitely helped fuel the feminist movement. On a smaller scale, it was probably one of the first times young girls were hearing someone they looked up to tell them that they deserved respect. The value of this song is already related to some of the consequences mentioned. Most people would agree the idea that women are equal is a positive thing, and that is what this song attempted to convey through a very popular medium. It was a widespread attempt at raising public awareness of issues in the current society, which would likely classify as an honorable goal. Since this is a song from the past, the action category of stasis theory is a little harder to apply. Examining this song in the past, it could be argued that the feminist movement and the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment, as well as overall positive change in public opinion, could be actions responding to the issues addressed in the song. Looking at the action category in a modern perspective, this song can highlight gender issues still present in society that could be addressed by protests, legal changes, and overall changes in public perception. Finally, the jurisdiction category of stasis theory questions who has the right to act on the issues brought up in “You Don’t Own Me.” This is a relatively open-ended question. However, one could argue that all people in general should be responsible for dealing with these issues, males and females alike, especially in the current day. Since this issue is about women, they should likely have the authority over what is the ‘right’ way to work on resolving these problems. Despite this, it is every human being’s duty to try to fix discrepancies between genders and strive to create equality in whatever way they can.