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The ‘Me Too’ Movement Has Changed Music!

I'm an animal rights supporter so have always been bothered with well known sayings we use: "more ways than 1 to skin a cat" is one of the most offensive, but "kill two birds with one stone" is pretty horrid too as is "beat a dead horse" but we're so used to saying and hearing them, we don't pay attention to the actual words. PETA is all over that these days as Google searches will show.

The same goes with the lyrics to songs. We sing along to them and don't often notice the words. But the Me-Too Movement has managed to draw our attention to good 'ole, classic songs that some are finding offensive.

Most recently Baby It's Cold Outside came to the attention of thousands of listeners across Canada and the United States. The CBC, amongst others, took it off their playlist after receiving complaints, but has just added it back as have many others, presumably because the lyrics to the song, while controversial, are not overtly concerning any kind of sexual assault or male pressure. Check out this article from the National Post and see if you agree?

And while you're considering objectionable song lyrics, how about "Young Girl get out of my mind, my love for you is way out of line, turn around girl, you're much too young girl." Gary Puckett and the Union Gap made their song a hit in the 70's along with Lady Willpower and This Girl is a Woman Now.

Things are changing and we're paying much more attention to who we were, who we are and who we want to be. Thank goodness

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