What is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” truly about?!
It’s nothing to do with the #MeToo movement!
I’m a victim of the #MeToo Movement but when people start going crazy and eliminating classic music from an era long gone, I think it’s time to look at the accusations that we are throwing out and determine if they truly represent the movement. Perhaps we need to evaluate our own motivations for making the accusations as well.
The song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” was written in the 1940s and is NOT about the #MeToo movement.
It is about a couple, who are having a conversation deliberating how to navigate the social pressures of their time. Social pressures, that I must add, did not permit women to be sexually active or to make decisions based on their own wishes and desires. Instead, they are fearful of any repercussions or fall out from spending one evening of passion with a man.
This was an era when couples were not permitted to live together before taking vows of matrimony. This was a period in our history before birth control when ladies were ostracized as whores if they were ever caught waking up in a man’s bed without a gold band around their left finger. Even boarding houses and college dorms had very strict rules to protect a girl’s reputation.
The woman in the song is truly pondering the effects of following her heart. Good for her!! I hope she stayed and told the neighbors to kiss her cute little behind.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Oh I hope so!
About The Author
April Kirkwood, LPC is a vetted therapist, published author, and TedX speaker providing innovative methods untiling Eastern and Western practices with researched based counseling theories. Her one of a kind content is creating a movement that wakes up others from their drab sleep state to a new awareness and vitality for seeing their story with joy and gratitude. She is an advocate for others who have been affected by early childhood exposing its effect on adult romance. Her philosophy and treatment is a refreshing blend identifying the mind, soul, and body connection through practices of awareness, awakening and play therapy. Her podcast, The April Kirkwood Show ‘Soulfully Yours’, is on Stitcher, Itunes, and SoundCloud, and Buzzsprout debuts July 2019. The inspirational handbook, The Guide to Living in the Now can be purchased at www.AYRIAL.com. Her memoir, Working My Way Back To Me, is an inspirational tale that sheds light on universal struggles involving love, sexuality, addiction, and mental health. April’s reckoning with an emotionally destructive relationship that harkens to her early childhood, and the women pushing and pulling behind her gives insight to others about their lives. It is a story in which April refuses to see herself as a victim but instead tries to summon the courage and resilience to reinvent herself. She works with TedX and her topic, The Brutal Reality of Believing Your Own Fake News shares how to break free from the lies we tell ourselves that create lives of that are unfulfilling.