The classic duet Baby, It’s Cold Outside has always been one of my most favorite holiday songs–but unfortunately it perpetuates the stereotype of men conniving women to spend the night with them even after they’ve repeatedly said “no”. Nothing screams Christmas cheer like sexual coercion, right? But I grew up listening to this song with the scent of my mother’s cookies baking and despite the message, I still enjoy listening to it. Well leave it to Lady Gaga to at least reverse the gender roles in her rendition with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. They’re both so talented–it’s just delightful (find out about the original versions here).
By the way– “‘No’ means ‘no'” is not good enough, but only “yes” means “yes”… There’s a debate on college campuses around the country on redefining the standards; read more here and help prevent sexual assault.