LETTERS: Healthy to reassess lyrics

Editor: Re: Time for one last verse as Christmas nears, Dec. 6 column.

Editor:

Re: Time for one last verse as Christmas nears, Dec. 6 column.

I enjoyed Lance Peverley’s column.

In the age of #metoo, sometimes it’s hard to tell if things are merely playful or actually predatory. Is the musically endearing Baby It’s Cold Outside a date rape anthem?

As a social worker and Anglican priest, I have worked with many victims of sexual abuse and/or harassment.

How many times does a person [Mouse in the score] need to say no to Wolf [the man in the score who kept removing her clothes]? Does the line “what is in this drink” hint at a mickey, a date rape drug?

I welcome a thoughtful non-polarized discussion as people once listen again during this Christmas season to these complicated lyrics.

Rev. Dr. Ed Hird, Surrey

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