Monday, December 05, 2016

Since this affirms the narrative that the tendrils of sexism and white power reach into the most innocuous cultural celebrations...

....this doesn't count as "fake news."

//‘Tis the season, and we all know what that means: being inundated with the unmistakable tune of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” on the daily. What is also unmistakable are the lyrics, now considered to be extremely problematic, that highlight a woman being put in a uncomfortable and coercive situation by a man. I mean c’mon one lyric is actually “Ought to say, no, no, no sir” to which the man responds “Mind if I move in closer?” It’s mindblowing that the world ignored lyrics like these for the near 60 years that this song has been out.

In 1944 when this song was written, marital rape wasn’t an idea that crossed people’s minds. Men were allowed to treat women like this and it wasn’t given a second thought. But today in 2016, more people are catching on to the issues brought up by this archaic song. One couple decided to act on it.

Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski of Minnesota crafted their own version of the song, titled “It’s Cold Outside”, all with lyrics highlighting consent in relationships. The lyrics highlight the importance of consent in all romantic interactions. Liza says one of her inspirations for writing this was how common interactions like the one in the song play out.


Anonymous said...

"The tendrils of sexism"

Exhibit 1 - Donald Trump, Billy Bush, September 2005, Access Hollywood Bus, two men being themselves in private conversation.

File it under:
"If only billionaires were allowed to get married three times and cheat on all three wives."

Peter Bradley said...

Old Conventional Wisdom - Some men talk raunchy when it is "just guys."

New Conventional Wisdom - Flirtatious Christmas song is actually all about rape.

But you think that Leftist PC scores a point off of banality of the first and the idiocy of the second?

That's why your candidate lost.

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