The weeklong event — meant to be part of the school’s “Battle of the Sexes” — has caused controversy in the past after signs with demeaning messages about women were posted on hallways throughout the school just last year. But somehow, the event was reinstated, and evidently the messaging hasn’t improved.
“Enter if you believe men are the superior gender,” and “What’s a women’s [sic] point of view? The kitchen window,” are just two examples of the messages featured in photos posted to social media.
hi I love utah but often times my home state is trash, these are signs put up in Snow Canyon High School for "men's week" pic.twitter.com/iCRWNXFYj8
— Sarah Everthreat 🔪 (@goddammitsarah) October 23, 2018
Snow Canyon High School in St. George launched a "mens week" with a focus on… yes, you go it, being completely sexist.
This isn't a joke. This is 100% real.
— Pesach 'Pace' Lattin (@pacelattin) October 23, 2018
How in today's world is this ALLOWED to happen in a public high school??? Snow Canyon HS, St. George, Ut. It was part of their "Men's Week". @Brad_Asay @rweingarten @HillaryClinton @maddow @SenWarren @maziehirono @KamalaHarris @ABC4Kim pic.twitter.com/SylyKI4nGd
— Tracy Townsend (@TracyNTownsend) October 24, 2018
However, the posters might not be the worst part.
In addition to the degrading words advertised throughout the hallways, the school also presented an itinerary of supposedly male-oriented activities throughout the week, like arm-wrestling and video game competitions. On Friday, male students were to be thrown a pizza party and allowed early dismissal.
Snow Canyon High School in St George is having a “men’s week”. Guys get to go home early, get served at a male only lunch counter & male only physical events. What administrator approved these posters? They get state funding right?@SpencerJCox @sltrib pic.twitter.com/bBBfC1lyDT
— SRJL🏳️🌈🇺🇸🙏🏻 (@Shellsgirlsrock) October 23, 2018
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Snow Canyon High had canceled “Women’s Week,” which was to be held in February 2018. Naturally, people are confused and upset that “Men’s Week” somehow continued. But the event is not new.
When I was in high school I would attend the Snow Canyon debate tournament every year and it so happened to fall in line with this. This is not new and has been happening every year that I attended school I can’t believe that it has been allowed but I’m not surprised https://t.co/6r57dPoY8Q
— Payge (@paygedurrant) October 24, 2018
Snow Canyon High School and Washington County School District didn’t immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment. However, a letter sent out to parents by its principal, Warren Brooks, and obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune states that the divisive posters were not authorized by administrators.
“Upon discovery, the administration immediately took down the banners the next day,” Brooks wrote. “The statements written on these posters were inappropriate, thoughtless and were not sanctioned by administration and the student body planning committee. The activities scheduled for this week have been reviewed and revised to be all inclusive.”
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