Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Where's the Rape Culture Outrage In December?

Remember over the summer when Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" was blowin' up and there were folks yelling about how it was promoting "rape culture"?
Go ahead...google it if you don't. We'll wait.

Well, now that it's The Holidays...I'd kinda like to know where all the damn outrage is for one of the creepiest winter season songs, "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

The one Will Ferrell's fun-for-the-whole-family Elf made insanely repopular that one year.

I heard this version the other day and maybe it was Sammy's occasional silly voices and attempt to be overly accommodating and Carmen's stern "no, sir" that got me actually visualizing the scene the lyrics were setting:

Seriously, listen to those lyrics.
How many times does she say no?  And then he may or may not have slipped something in her drink?
All she's trying to do through the whole song is freakin' LEAVE!!


So, now JGL and Lady Gaga are promoting rape culture, but with a female aggressor. And Kermit MC'ing.
Which is more my style anyway. :)
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