Entries Tagged as: holiday songs

12/16/18

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Harmless Classic or Date Rape Ditty?

When I first heard about the #MeToo movement’s censure of Frank Loesser's 1944 holiday classic "Baby It's Cold Outside,” I was angry. After the fall of so many American icons, I couldn’t stomach the thought of an attack on the beloved music I’d grown up with. If Loesser was on the chopping block, who’d be next? Besides, what could be so terrible about a man and woman engaged in a dance about what’s become the lost art of flirtation?


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1 Comment     Tags: #MeToo · Baby It's Cold Outside · date rape · Frank Loesser · holiday songs · Johnny Mercer · Margaret Whtiing · Me Too Movement · Snow · Winter

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