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Published On: Tue, Aug 21st, 2018

Texas school removes ‘Act like a lady’ sign after being called ‘sexist misogynistic and discriminatory’

A Texas school has taken down a quote posted over student lockers for five years after a few critics claim the remark is “sexist, misogynistic, and discriminatory.”

A photo went viral on the Internet, stoking the ire from social justice warriors, offended by the statement: “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.”

“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,” Lisa Beckman wrote in the caption of the picture. “It’s sexist, misogynistic, and discriminatory! I’m horrified.”

The quote can be attributed to Sydney Barrows, a businesswoman and former owner of a prominent escort agency in Manhattan, New York before she was arrested in 1984.

A representative from the Houston Independent School District sent Teen Vogue a photo of a new quote on the wall, one from Nobel prizer winner Malala Yousafzai.

“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world,” the freshly painted portion of the wall now reads, as seen in a photo the school district sent over.

A rep from the school district also told Teen Vogue in an email that students at the school will read Malala’s book, Malala’s Magic Pencil, at school this year.

 

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