The song expresses a threatened emancipation, as the singer tells a lover that he does not own her, that he is not to tell her what to do or what to say, and that he is not to put her on display. The song’s lyrics became an inspiration for younger women and are sometimes cited as a factor in the second wave feminist movement. Gore said, “My take on the song was: I’m 17, what a wonderful thing, to stand up on a stage and shake your finger at people and sing you don’t own me.“
Above you have the version included in Suicide Squad to introduce the character of Harley Quinn in jail; it’s a cover by Australian singer Grace, with that stinking rap by G-Eazy that defiles the song. Below you have the original song by Lesley Gore, with the lyrics in English and the translation into Castilian (most recommended).