December 07, 2011

Now We See the Violence Inherent in the System

Debating whether or not Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is too "rape-y".

(via Althouse.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 7, 2011 03:34 PM | TrackBack

This angers me. It's a clever song from one of the great songwriters of the age of clever songs. What's more, this is how the mating ritual actually works. Are there any grown-ups left in the world?

Posted by: josh at December 8, 2011 12:41 PM

I second that emotion, josh.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at December 8, 2011 03:20 PM

There is a pretty good take on it here:’s-cold-outside/

ps, all men are Potential Rapists, if you had learned anything while attending Cal.

Posted by: Bobby at December 9, 2011 03:47 AM

Oh, yes, I remember it well. I was taken aback the first time I heard someone refer to a person in the distance as "that potential rapist over there." And of course, people I knew immediately adopted the term sarcastically and tried to fit it into as many sentences as possible. That phase lasted for around three hilarious weeks.

About the "listening while feminist" thing, it's hard to disagree with any of it of course, but there is something pretty crazy about needing eleven paragraphs of rationalization to excuse enjoyment of a song that most regular people have no trouble enjoying or understanding without anyone assuring them that it's not "not okay."

Posted by: Dr. Frank at December 9, 2011 05:46 AM
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