Friendly reminder that “baby it’s cold outside” is an actual song about rape.

Actually, not true as I recently found out from a friend.

Here you go:

You can’t just say “not true” as if there’s just one interpretation and that’s that. That person’s reading of it doesn’t invalidate all the others where it does come off as coercive. In fact, I’d wager there are more people who take that meaning than the other and don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. Part of the danger is in how it seems like an innocuous Christmas-y song but is very much telling men that women saying no just want/need to be convinced.