Texas school removes 'sexist' sign from hallway that told girls to 'act like a lady' after uproar

Mail Online | 8/19/2018 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
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A 'sexist' sign at a Houston school has been removed after it caused an uproar on social media.

The quote, which sat above a row of lockers at Gregory-Lincoln elementary school in Houston Independent School District, read: 'The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman.'

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Many expressed their horror, saying they believed the quote was victim-blaming and perpetuating the women are responsible for men's actions.

The quote began drawing controversy on Friday when Houston resident Lisa Beckman tweeted a picture of it.

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'This is the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston ISD,' she wrote in a post accompanying the tweet.

'It's perpetuating horrible gender stereotypes, shaming women, and relinquishing boys of all responsibility. It's sexist, mysogonistic [sic], and discriminatory! I'm horrified.'

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The tweet has since been liked more than 23,000 times and has been retweeted more than 9,000 times.

She told KHOU 11 that her friend was the one who took a picture of the quote and subsequently sent it to her.

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Twitter users were stunned by the post and took to the social media platform in droves to share their outrage.

'"So remember girls, if he's treating you horribly then you had it coming. Now enjoy class!" - the people who put this up apparently,' tweeted one user.

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