Baby, it’s Cold Outside…

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside–Zooey Deschanel

http://Baby, it’s Cold Outside–Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets

Baby, it’s Cold Outside–a complicated holiday song if there ever was one.  Is it a song celebrating the ability of a woman to overcome the restrictive sexual mores of her time and spend the night with her partner?  Is it a song glorifying date rape and a culture that still doesn’t value consent?

Maybe yes to both. You’ll hear people argue on both sides and it probably depends on how you imagine the relationship and what perspective and experiences you bring to the table.  Should you feel guilty for enjoying this winter classic?  I think not. Listen, enjoy, and remember that consent is critical.

Get a yes, stop at no.  Even if it’s cold outside.

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