The Margin: What feminists are singing this Christmas

From “Frosty the Snowman” to “Silent Night,” it’s the most wonderful time of the year — for equality.

Women — and some men — are taking to Twitter to revamp popular Christmas songs using concepts such as equal pay, mansplaining and catcalling.

Cartoonist Gemma Correll first sent out the call on Tuesday, when she tweeted, “You better watch out/ Better not cry/ Better not pout/ I’m telling u why/ Patriarchy discourages men from displaying emotions.”

Later, she asked: “Can we make #FeministXmasSongs a thing? I need some entertainment on this rainy evening.”

Hundreds have since joined in. About 70% have been women, according to data from social media tracking company Keyhole.

Playing off “Do You Hear What I Hear,” one woman tweeted out, “Said the female worker to her male cubicle-mate, “Do you earn what I earn?”

And in a “Silver Bells” riff, a Twitter account for a webcomic sent, “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, where no one tells you to smile. In the air there are no catcalls this Christmas.”

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