“O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee”
These are the words to the Canadian national anthem and it seems that some feminists want the Canadian Parliament to review the lyrics to the anthem.
From what I read on the internet, they are objecting to the line "true patriot love in all thy sons command," and want the Canadian Parliament to review the "original gender-neutral wording of the national anthem" and change the line to “something more inclusive”.
Maybe it’s because I’m Asian and from Singapore but rather amazingly (to me), the Canadian government is taking the proposal seriously!
Now I know I have no place to talk about Canadians changing their national anthem but I laugh my guts out when I read this. I have some idea that women rights is very powerful in the West but to be able to change the wording of the national anthem?
Wow! Now that’s power.