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:
This is the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston ISD.
It’s perpetuating horrible gender stereotypes, shaming women, and relinquishing boys of all responsibility. It’s sexist, mysogonistic, and discriminatory!
— lbeckman (@lbeckman) August 17, 2018
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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