Someone Wrote A Feminist Defense Of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" And I Don't Know What To Feel
Whatever, I'm still skipping it on Spotify.
Despite its use in one of the best Christmas movies ever, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is one of the most divisive Christmas songs ever written.
While some consider it a classic, others find the dynamic in the song to be...problematic.
Funny or Die even went so far as to turn the song into a very, very dark sketch with Casey Wilson and Scott Aukerman.
However, a 2016 Tumblr post is making the rounds again ('tis the season), offering a feminist defense of the song.
TL;DR: Within the context of the era in which it was written, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is actually about a woman trying to exercise sexual agency.
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So, do you buy this explanation for the song?
vote votesSure, makes sense to me!
vote votesNah, this song always has been and always will be hella creepy.
vote votesOK, this may have made sense at the time, but it's 2017 and this song should be retired.