Is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Kind Of Rapey?

It would be nice if this discussion had words with more nuance

Dave Gutteridge
From the Gutt
Published in
8 min readDec 6, 2022

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A man in a suit holds a woman close while she’s shocked at his actions.
Apparently these are scenes from the movie the song first appeared. They’re probably copyrighted by someone. Used without permission, please don’t sue me.

In a slightly drunken conversation at a Christmas party, a woman I was talking to offhand mentioned how the song Baby It’s Cold Outside is “kind of rapey.”

It’s not a song I particularly care about or enjoy, but I always thought that claim was a little over the…

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Dave Gutteridge
From the Gutt

I don't post often because I think about what I write. Topics include ethics, relationships, and philosophy.