A woman walking around in the Gregory-Lincoln Middle school in Houston snapped a photograph of a quote that was seen in the hallways. Her single complaint has lead to the sign being removed.
If you're walking around a middle school right before the school year starts and the first thing on your mind is taking pictures of signs and complaining about them on Twitter, then maybe you're the problem. This one sign in a school stated "the more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman" and it sounds perfectly fine because it reminds people to act mature. The school could have the opposite quote on the other side of the hallway and it would serve as a reminder that students are growing up to be ladies and gentlemen, not thugs, thots, and animals raised by lousy parents.
Nope. This woman complained and the school removed it. Of course, she tied in the #MeToo hashtag in her Tweet, acting like this quote was some sort of victim shaming, when it's really not. Nevertheless, she persisted.
HOUSTON - A now-removed quote on a school wall caused an uproar on social media after a woman claims the words are "sexist, mysogonistic, and discriminatory."rn
rnTwitter user @lbeckman posted the quote, which reads, "The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman."
According to @lbeckman, the words were placed on the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Houston Independent School District. The school said the quote was removed Friday evening. rn
rn@lbeckman said, "It's perpetuating horrible gender stereotypes, shaming women, and relinquishing boys of all responsibility."
The profile of @lbeckman reads, "Marketer. Athlete. MBA. Friend. Improviser. Accidental Activist. I don't hate guns, I hate guns in the wrong hands. LA-Boulder-Philly-Houston."
The quote was apparently said by Sydney Biddle Barrows, an American businesswoman, management consultant and writer.
HISD released the following statement on the matter: Please be advised that the quote on the wall of Gregory Lincoln PK-5 Education Center has been removed. Overnight, the wall decal letters were taken down, the wall was floated out, and new slab of drywall was installed and painted.
The school later said the decal was removed Friday before the end of the day
This is the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston ISD.— lbeckman (@lbeckman) August 17, 2018
It's perpetuating horrible gender stereotypes, shaming women, and relinquishing boys of all responsibility. It's sexist, mysogonistic, and discriminatory!
I'm horrified. @shannonrwatts #MeToo #HISD pic.twitter.com/UqjaDlI0ys
The funniest part of the social justice warrior activist complaining about the sign and having the #MeToo joke in her post is the fact that one of the biggest #MeToo voices was just called out for allegedly paying off her boy toy, a former child actor who apparently accusing her of some not so nice actions.
Sounds legit, right?
Would you remove the sign? What would be your reaction?