Texas School Removes ‘Sexist’ Quote That Told Girls to ‘Act Like a Lady’

A Texas school district has removed a quote that was painted above lockers at a middle and elementary school after the quote sparked criticism online this week.

“The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman,” the quote read, according to a tweet posted by Lisa Beckman on Friday.

Beckman said the quote was found at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston Independent School District. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade attend the school, according to its website.

The quote is commonly attributed to Sydney Biddle Barrows, a controversial businesswoman known as the “Mayflower Madam.” Barrows was convicted of promoting prostitution in 1985 after being accused of running an escort service, according to University of Virginia archives.

Hours after Beckman’s tweet began gaining attention, the school removed the quote, according to a statement obtained by KHOU News.

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Source: USA Today