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Why doesn’t anyone talk about the fact that Baby It’s Cold Outside is basically about date rape?
I SAY THIS EVERY CHRISTMAS SEASON omfg like people think it’s a cute song to duet to as a couple and I’m all “um no dude that’s like the blurred lines of christmas carols no”
a) this is a topic of discussion in every basic women’s studies course and it’s all over tumblr every year; people talk about it constantly, analyze it constantly, and discuss it constantly
b) while it’s important to analyze the implications that could be behind the song, what it’s actually more likely really about is the societal norms that were prevalent in the 40s/50s; i.e. that women were not to be unchaperoned at men’s houses after dark, as it was considered indecent. “what’s in this drink” refers to alcohol, not fuckin’ rohypnol, and can be interpreted as date rape in the most sinister analysis applicable, but was probably actually written as a flirtation, a “hard-to-get,” a coy game between two lovers/ a girl who wants to keep her reputation but is also eager to be sexual with a man
not to mention “date rape” was not a term back then, and was not something that people were writing about as an lololololo joke.
when we discussed this in my women’s studies course, it was not to condemn the song as the rapist anthem of christmas, but to consider what might be implied in subtleties, and my professor (who had a doctorate in gender studies) agreed that it more likely than not was not written with any sinister intent, but flirtations undertones