People Are Outraged Over This Sexist Quote Hanging In A Texas Elementary School Hallway

Parents send their children to school to get an education and open their mind to the possibilities of the world. They expect their children to come out well-rounded, intelligent individuals who can contribute vastly to society. What they don’t expect is for their children to be taught misogynistic lessons via signs in the school’s hallway.

A Houston school is making headlines after a Twitter user tweeted a photo of a quote the faculty had hanging in the hallway. Lisa Beckman shared the photo from Houston Independent School District’s Gregory-Lincoln Education Center, a school that houses students from pre-K-8th grade.

The quote reads:

“The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.”

Obviously, there is something severely wrong with this quote. Beckman tweeted:

Many people on Twitter were shocked and surprised to see that a school would actually hang this quote on a wall for everyone to see. Some claimed Beckman had photoshopped the picture for attention–but, she posted several photos to prove it was indeed real.

Since the post went viral on Twitter and people began to complain about the quote, Beckman decided to write to the school board to have it removed. After seeing the reaction online and reading Beckman’s petition, the school district has decided to remove the quote.

According to the statement given to Houston Public Media:

The quote does not align with HISD values, and it will be taken down. The input of our community is invaluable, and we appreciate that this was brought to our attention.

The district has since replaced the quote with a new one–spoken by Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai:

“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.”

Houston Independent School District

h/t: Huffington Post.

Lex Gabrielle

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Lex Gabrielle native New Yorker who supports messy buns and all things covered in buffalo sauce. She is currently a managing editor for BloomJoy and teaches English and Journalism to the youth of America.