Captain Kirk Destroys #MeToo Movement For “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Criticism
“Star Trek”‘s Captain Kirk, William Shatner, gave his thoughts on the whole sudden uproar over the hit Christmas song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.
As you may know already, many radio stations have refused to play the song anymore, saying that it is antifeminist, sexual misconduct, and misogynistic at best.
Then on the opposite side of the spectrum, you have radio stations that decide to put their put down and say that the whole situation is a load of crap and play the song for two hours non-stop.
Enter William Shatner.
Shatner also believes it’s a load of garbage. He had the following to say about the song,
“It’s just offering an invitation and presenting an argument for not leaving, you’re not saying, ‘I’m closing the door and you can’t leave!’ It’s not force, it’s verbal persuasion, which works in the act.”
He added, “In 2018 we have the #MeToo movement, which I think is great, that these hidden forces are exposed and not to be allowed and women have equal rights, “I’ve got three daughters, I’m all for that. But if you look back at things that were written and said 20, 30 years ago, it’s a different context, and you’ve got to judge it by that context.”
“Rape and pillage, absolutely not — those are crimes against humanity. But saying ‘Would you make love with me?’ and the opposing party says ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ I can’t fathom what’s wrong with that,” he said.
He then said this putting it into perspective, “It’s like saying, ‘Would you have dinner, would you like to write a song with me, would you do an interview?’ I’m not insulted by you asking me to do an interview. Maybe it’s my mindset based on the years I’ve lived, but I’m trying to be fair and I don’t see the problem.”
And neither do we normal people who aren’t looking for something to cry about and find something so that we can feel oppressed.