Powerful photo shows 'Happy International Women's Day' being erased from university steps

From Mashable - March 9, 2018

An image showing security guards ordering a cleaner to wash away the words "Happy International Women's Day" written on the steps of a building at Oxford University has sparked outrage online.

The image, which was tweeted by Dr Sophie Smith, an associate professor of political theory at Oxford University has been retweeted 10K times and liked by 12K.

The photo shows a female cleaner using a mop to clean off the message, which had been written in chalk on the steps of the Clarendon Building at the university. Four male security staff members stand behind her.

The photo sparked a great deal of anger online, with some saying it had the makings of "one of those truly iconic images."


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