Gavin McInnes: "Baby, It's Cold Outside Isn't About Rape"

No one is pro-rape. That much we can all agree on. But this has got to the lamest shit I have ever heard.

I get it, consent is probably a more controversial and uninformed landscape than most of us would like to admit. I wouldn't exactly call mangling a popular Christmas song a huge win in that arena though.

The fact is, people are treating this like it's a 21-year-old  in a skeezy college dorm, singing to the limp body of a passed out drunk girl- and it just isn't. 

Now I'm not saying there aren't some questionable word choices in the original version of this song- the "what's in this drink" line being the prime example. However, I think we need to put this into perspective. I don't know about you, but I don't derive my moral and social attitudes from 1940's Christmas songs- you probably shouldn't either. 

Ultimately, I think intent matters. I believe this is supposed to be about a young couple in love, not about a guy trying to get laid. If we want to over-politicize everything, we're going to miss the playful nuance in everything.

I think we need to ask if things like this re-written cover are actually helping anyone at all. If someone can prove to me that the re-writing Christmas songs is actively contributing to the lowering of instances of date-rape, then I will happily reconsider my thoughts on the matter.

In the meantime though, here's the rest of this tragic song if you feel like punishing yourself. Fair warning though, possible side effects include bouts of rage and a lowered sperm count.