Authorities in China have closed down an institution that was teaching girls how to be obedient and subordinate to men.
According to the education bureau, the school claimed to teach ‘traditional values’, but had breached socialist values.
An online video showed lecturers advising girls to ‘not fight back’ when being beaten by men, and others speaking against gender equality.
The video was posted by Pear Video, and shows teachers at the Fushun School of Traditional Culture telling women to obey their fathers, husbands and sons.
It also shows students being told to ‘stay at the bottom level’ and not attempt to have a career.
One teacher can be seen warning her students that if a woman sleeps with over three men, the semen becomes poisonous and could kill her.
Another tells a student, ‘Whatever your husband asks, your reply should be: ‘Yes, right away’.
Other “advice” from the school included never divorcing, answering back or arguing when shouted at.
A clip from the video showed women cleaning the floor and toilets using only their bare hands.
The institute reportedly opened in 2011, and authorities have now urged a wider search to find similar institutes.
“We must stop any phenomenon that violates the socialist core value,” the statement says.
BBC News reported that in an article for the Global Times newspaper, several employees of the institute protested against its closure.
They told the publication that the video was a misrepresentation of their work to promote traditional culture.
A post on the Weibo account of the local education bureau in Fushun said “the institute’s teachings went against social morality and must be closed immediately”.