So What If It’s Cold Outside, Baby   Leave a comment

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If you’re offended by “Baby It’s Cold Outside” you’re going to have a tough go of it in life. And so are your kids.

First, you are completely ignoring the fact that the song is 74 years old–when women were ladies and men were gentlemen.
Her “protest” was typical of a way a lady would speak to a man instead of just downing some drinks and hopping into bed with him.
No one seems offended by that, but you hear that crap on the radio ALL YEAR LONG.
Men actually had to court women back in those days, a subtle dance that for both men and women no longer exists. Sad but true.

Secondly, “what’s in this drink?” does not imply that she was roofied, or at least it didn’t in 1944. Get a grip.
She’s obviously deflecting her indecision toward her drink, which again, came with the times. She was not being drugged.
(Should we stop watching The Wizard of Oz because when they fall asleep in the poppy fields that means Dorothy is on heroin?)

Moreover, what are you worried is going to happen?? That people will hear this song, completely misinterpret the lyrics (as you obviously have) and then decide to go date rape someone?

Or maybe you’re worried about your children and what they will think when they hear it? Gee, maybe it’s the perfect teachable moment to actually sit down and have a conversation with your child about how men and women USED to be. Most notably, NOT offended by every stinking thing that crossed their path.

Yes, I agree, Rudolph gets bullied in the animated version of “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.” Aaaaand?? Wasn’t that the point of the whole story??
It’s the ultimate story of redemption and turning the other cheek and doing what you gotta do in the face of adversity.
He was called a bunch of names by his peers but shook it off and guided Santa’s sleigh anyway–in the fog no less!
Is there a better or more stoic way to flip a red nosed middle finger at some jealous reindeer?

What if Rudolph was just offended and cried and sulked off and went to his room and that was the end of the story? A really stupid story, that’s what.

Last but not least, have you seen violent video games or watched modern TV or listened to modern radio?
And you’re still worried about a 74 year old Christmas song? Have you lost your mind!?

If you are still offended by these things, good. BE OFFENDED.
But please don’t imply that the rest of us lack morals or good judgement, especially when it comes to parenting.

If you want to raise your kids to be on the lookout and offended at every little thing that they might not understand or agree with, have at it.
Me and my kids will be watching Rudolph when it’s cold outside.

Posted December 10, 2018 by sotpyouth in Uncategorized

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