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This Couple Gave This Sexist Christmas Carol A Much-Needed Emphasis On Consent

A Minnesota couple reworked the holiday classic "Baby It's Cold Outside" to focus on the right to say: "No."

After bonding over a mutual dislike of the 1944 Frank Loesser song "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Minnesota couple and singer-songwriter duo Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski were inspired to give the song a fresh 2016 rework.

The classic holiday song has received a lot of flak for the questionable-at-best scenario that it sets, seemingly disregarding the female character's lack of consent throughout the tune. It definitely didn't sit well with Liza and Lemanski either. After an hour of writing and 15 minutes of actual recording, they managed to completely (and cleverly) rework the lyrics to hit a totally different chord with the public.

"It's not just a rare thing — it happens all the time, everywhere. Every day. And I'm afraid for my sister. And I'm afraid for my friends. And I hope this song gets people thinking about it," Lemanski told CNN.

Check out the full recreated lyrics below!

I really can't stay / Baby, I'm fine with that

I've got to go away / Baby, I'm cool with that

This evening has been / Been hoping you get home safe

So very nice / I'm glad you had a real good time

My mother will start to worry / Call her so she knows that you're coming

Father will be pacing the floor / Better get your car a-humming

So really I'd better scurry / No rush.

Should I use the front or back door? / Which one are you pulling towards more?

The neighbors might think / That you're a real nice girl

What is this drink? / Pomegranate La Croix

I wish I knew how / Maybe I can help you out

To break this spell / I don't know what you're talking about

I ought to say no, no, no / you reserve the right to say no

At least I'm gonna say that I tried / you reserve the right to say no

I really can't stay / ...Well you don't have to

Baby, it's cold outside

I've got to get home / Do you know how to get there from here

Say, where is my coat / I'll go and grab it my dear

You've really been grand / We'll have to do this again

Yes, I agree/How 'bout the Cheesecake Factory?

We're bound to be talking tomorrow / Text me at your earliest convenience

At least I have been getting that vibe / Unless I catch pneumonia and die

I'll be on my way / Thanks for the great night

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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