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Controversial sign removed from girls’ locker room

Posted: 1:01 PM, Aug 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-19 14:01:34-04

HOUSTON (AP) – A sign at a Houston elementary and middle school that sparked criticism on social media has been removed.

The Houston Independent School District says the sign that read, “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman,” was removed Friday night. The wall was patched and repainted.

The sign was above a row of lockers in a girls’ locker room at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center, a school covering kindergarten through eighth grade.

The sign drew attention on social media after a Houston resident posted a picture of it on Twitter. Critics on social media called the sign “victim-blaming” and misogynistic.

Here’s the original tweet:

Classes have not begun for the semester. According to the district’s website, the first day of school is Aug. 27.

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