The School replaces ‘act like a lady” quote message by Malala Yousafzai after the outrage

A Texas high school was replaced by a “sexist” quote after there was outrage on social media.

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A Texas high school cleaned and replaced by a “sexist” quote from a hall for the first day of school, after a picture was posted on social media, sparking widespread opposition.

Houston-area resident, Lisa Beckman, tweeted the photo, writing that the quote in the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center was “sexist, mysogonitic[sic], and discriminatory.”

This is the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston ISD.
Perpetuating terrible stereotypes, shaming women, and waive any and boys of all responsibility. It is sexist, mysogonistic and discriminatory!

I am shocked. @shannonrwatts #MeToo #HISD

— lbeckman (@lbeckman) August 17, 2018

The controversial quote, which is attributed to Sydney Biddle Barrows, a businesswoman known as the “Mayflower Madam” in New York City and was convicted of promoting prostitution through an escort service in 1985, read: “the more you behave like a lady, the more he will behave like a gentleman.”

“It is perpetuating the horrible stereotypes, shaming women, and waive any and boys of all responsibility,” Beckman tweeted, with a lot of votes on social media.


The Houston Independent School District removed the quotation within 10 hours Beckman a tweet and issued a statement, saying the district “acted quickly to remove a quote from one of our schools that does not support our values. The input of our community is invaluable, and we appreciate that this is brought to our attention.”

According to KTRK, the bid was above the lockers for five years, but two days later, the school replaced by a new quote by nobel peace prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.

A new quote is now adorning the hall of the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center, attributed to @NobelPrize Laureate @Malala Yousafzai. Third-graders at the school this year will be reading from her book, “Malala’s Magic Pencil.”

— Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) 19 August 2018

Today, students come in their first day of school will walk along an even larger image, with a different message: “don’t wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It is you who can change the world.”

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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