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Austria changed a part of its National Anthem from "You are the home of great sons" to "You are the home of daughters and sons"
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2 years ago #9496583        
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One inference: -- that the sons aren't so great any more?
Another: -- The daughters weren't so great, so they didn't mention them?
Lastly: --Equality might actually mean mediocrity ? :-)

Perhaps the sons lived at home because they were unemployed; the daughters had jobs, but lost them and had to move back home with the sons. [Cue: sibling bickering over laundry duties]
The National Anthem says nothing of the Parents' opinion of this.

Kezarim

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2 years ago #9542820        
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Actually, it's not correct.
The new line is:
Heimat großer Töchter und Söhne,
Which translated to:
Home to great daughters and sons
If not trying to be an extreme asshole, the "great" is interpreted as refering to daughters and sons alike. So, the "great" is still in there, they only added daughters to it. If you are interested, here is the original line:
Heimat bist du großer Söhne
translated:
You are the home of great sons.


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LtD

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2 years ago #9497010        
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The same goes for Canada too - they changed part of its national anthem from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."


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Mixu

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9 months ago #9743395        
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Hah. My Language doesnt use gender words. Yes you can say girl or boy or man or woman, but you cant say she or he, only hän. You germans (Not germany but german languages) Should learn that.
Edit: Point is that we can just say lapsiemme Which Means our childs.


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2 days ago #9802893        
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Love it when this happens. I don't get why people complain about it by arguing that references to sons is supposed to be a shorthand for all people. Even if that were true (which it's not, it's just a really shitty post-hoc excuse; oh yeah, sons is "symbolically" gender neutral, sure, funny how no one uses the word like that outside of national anthems that were coincidentally written before gender equality), the only thing the change does is make the "intended" meaning more explicit—you should be happy.

12 days ago #9801263        
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Yay for gender equality and neutrality!

9 months ago #9747235        
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awwww

9 months ago #9740825        
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...now in Germany too...

I.m.h.o. the changes are ok...
...but o.t.o.h. aren't there more serios topics...?
(e.g. 'Dieselgate' / Brexit / Terrorism / Syria... etc.)

A more 'gender-neutral' antheam might be nice 2 have,
but i.m.o. it's not THAT high on our priority-list...!
We have more important problems...!

10 months ago #9735027        
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Not something that would go over too well here in the States.

10 months ago #9734082        
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That's.... I'm happy... I feel so happy right now. This World is turning better. Maybe there is hope for humanity?


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10 months ago #9731418        
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Good to know, thank you.

2 years ago #9637302        
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Wauw this is so interesting! Thanks for posting (and thanks for the comment on Canada as well)


2 years ago #9592818        
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And yet the world is still not sure what Conchita Wurst actually is...


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Karen

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3 years ago #9495861        
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Seems legit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_der_Berge,_Land_am_Strome


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