It’s that time of year again, when feminists and other SJWs go on the rampage against beloved Christmas songs. This time, they’ve not only butchered a classic tune, but grossly misunderstood it.
From Heat Street:
“Everyone has a different opinion on which Christmas song is the absolute worst. For most people, the pendulum swings between Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” Paul McCartney’s “(Simply Having A) Wonderful Christmas Time,” and Band-Aid’s “Do They Know it’s Christmas,” which is ridiculous because of course they know it’s Christmas, they’re hungry, not stupid.
For feminists, though, the traditional worst Christmas song is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” a classic crooner duet featuring a man trying to convince his young date to stay the night, even though she has to get home to her family or rumors will start to spread about her decorum and lack of mid-century mores.
Luckily, a duo has re-written and “updated” the horrifying ditty into a holiday themed ode to consent.
In this version, while the woman struggles with whether to go home in the freezing cold, the man, who is worldly and modern, pressures her to follow her heart out into the snow and make the trek back home.
When she says “I’ve got to go home,” for example, he answers, “baby, I’m fine with that.” He continues by telling her that “I’m hoping you get home safe,” offers to give her directions back to her apartment, and reassures her that, “you reserve the right to say no.””
The problem with this view of the song’s meaning is that it lacks historical context. This song isn’t rapey, it actually was originally an anthem for progressive women.
You’ll notice she never says anything against the idea of not staying the night, but rather her objections are more about concern for her reputation, since an unmarried woman staying over at a man’s house was considered scandalous. Lines like “my sister will be suspicious” or “my maiden aunt’s mind is vicious” are actually showing a battle between his wooing and how others will view her character.
Some might say, “Yeah, but what about the line ‘Say what’s in this drink’?” Well, that used to be a popular rhetorical question people would say to jokingly blur their responsibility for their actions. she’s not genuinely asking if he drugged her, she’s trying to find justification to do something that wasn’t considered proper.
If you look at it this way, the song is actually advocating for female sexual liberation, not a jingle supporting “rape culture.”
If you want to listen to this assault on sanity, you can hear it here:
H/T: Heat Street