This Explanation of Why Christmas Classic 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Is Actually a Feminist Anthem Is Amazing | 22 Words

This Explanation of Why Christmas Classic ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Is Actually a Feminist Anthem Is Amazing

By Namina Forna

In this era of the Harvey Weinsteins, James Tobacks, Russell Simmonses and Matt Lauers, rape culture is being scrutinized more heavily than ever before. Things that were once given a pass before are no longer allowed the same type of latitude, and for good reason. Now America is waking up to the fact that we have an insidious, deeply rooted problem – one that will likely take decades and no small amount of elbow grease to fix.

This scathing cultural gaze has even turned to that most hallowed of traditions – Christmas songs.

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