Divorce rates have spiked in America during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The divorce rate, normally the highest in the world, is 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019, according to the NY Post.
One Texas school teacher hoped a new lesson would help change the relationship dynamics between males and females that lead to higher divorce rates.
Titled "Rules for Chivalry", the class assignment teaches young students how to be proper ladies and gentlemen.
The rules for girls include "dress in a feminine manner to please men", "address all men respectfully by title" and "obey any reasonable request by a male".
Additionally, girls are instructed to "walk behind men", not to "criticize men" or "complain or whine".
There were also a set of rules for boys, instructing them to "dress in jackets and ties or suits", "treat ladies with respect", "show courtesy and assist women", assist ladies to seat themselves at a table, and "pay for all expenses during dates".
These rules are routinely taught to children in other cultures where the divorce rates are significantly lower than in America.
Despite the fact that the rules have proven effective in other cultures, the class was canceled due to the fierce public backlash.
The Shallowater school district released a statement saying the assignment "does not reflect our district and community values. The matter has been addressed with the teacher, and the assignment was removed."