Georgia Tech students are demanding a change to the college's fight song, saying that a key line in the song is sexist against women. They have started an online petition that has garnered over 1,000 signatures.
According to the petition, the lines "Oh! If I had a daughter, sir, I'd dress her in White and Gold, And put her on the campus to cheer the brave and bold" is sexist.
"These lyrics," the petition says, "do not reflect the significant achievements of women at Georgia Tech, who make up a growing fraction of students and faculty alike."
Instead, write the students behind the petition, the song should say, "Oh! If I had a daughter, sir, I'd dress her in White and Gold, And put her on the campus to join the brave and bold."
"This initiative," the petition reads, "has the support of the Deans of the College of Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, College of Computing, Scheller College of Business, and Ivan Allen College."
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