Baby It’s Cold Outside

Cold is determined by the lack of molecular movement.  Cold is a relatively low or extremely low temperature, especially when compared to the temperature of the human body, and it is a condition that is the opposite of hot, much less than warm or normal.  Something that is icy, chilly, cool, frigid or frosty would be cold.

At the end of last year the tune ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ was seen as being sexist and some radio stations banned it from their play lists, as a long-simmering debate over the lyrics reached a boil.  There is actually no problem with the 1944 Frank Loesser song, it is the scene in the movie Neptune’s Daughter that people have taken an issue with.  Some skeptics felt the lyrics sounded like a prelude to date rape.  The woman keeps protesting, “I ought to say no, no, no, sir,” as he asks to move in closer.  “My sister will be suspicious”, she sings.  “Gosh, your lips look delicious”, he answers.  She wonders aloud what is in her drink.

Some things in this age of political correctness, just don’t make sense any more. Is this flirtatious banter between two consenting adults which may lead to love and romance, or is it a woman who is genuinely resisting a man’s advances and a man who refuses to take “no” for an answer?  Since you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, then you should also not judge a song by its movie.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – January 23 prompt.

4 thoughts on “Baby It’s Cold Outside

  1. Now that’s just wrong! (Do I mean the depictions in the second video… or the fact I laughed?) I do love the music of that song. I hadn’t seen the Menzel-Buble video before; I appreciate that. Something else I like about that song is it’s not really a Christmas song. So it just goes with winter. (At the same time, it is sorta off or questionable or red-flaggy. Caution.)

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  2. On the topic of “me-too”… I observed out-loud a possible bright side of the movement. This was after a friend of one of my sons told a story of the last time he had flown to New York (where he grew up). He said a stewardess (I’ve forgotten… attendant) kept looking at him and came up and spoke to him more than once. He kept brushing it off as her job. She finally came up and sat down next to him and asked to exchange information. She will be coming to visit. He said he felt or acted like a child. Even when she sat down in the next seat, he was emotionally resisting (or blind to) what seemed obvious to everyone else there. He was smart, it was right to be careful.

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  3. If people have an issue with this song, they need to look at the lyrics for every rap song first, along with the vids, but they won’t because they’re scared of appearing “racist,” so they pick on this old vanilla tune.

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