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A lawmaker in the State House of Representatives of Massachusetts wants a sign to be removed from the State House because she calls it a double entendre.

Michelle DuBois says that the sign leads to teasing for women who enter through it. In a tweet, she makes mention to the #MeToo movement, saying that issues about a “woman’s dignity” need to be considered as well.

The sign is a reference to Civil War General Joseph Hooker, who also has a nearby statue. DuBois requests that the sign be taken down, but that the statue remains.

Massachusetts Governor Baker, when asked about the issue, said, “I think many people consider (General Hooker) to be part of the team that delivered freedom for slaves in this country. But the name over the building itself obviously carries with it a connotation that, if the legislature and others think is an appropriate thing to change, that’s certainly something we’d be willing to talk about.”

Source: Lawmaker Wants ‘General Hooker’ Sign Removed State House « CBS Boston

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