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BYU poster for Women in Math causes outcry of possible 'satire' with all-male photos

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A poster on the campus of Brigham Young University caused a social media litany of responses after people questioned why headshots of four men were prominently placed at the header of an announcement for "Women in Math." (Photo: Steph Driggs / Twitter)

(KUTV) -- A poster on the campus of Brigham Young University caused a social media litany of responses after people questioned why headshots of four men were prominently placed at the header of an announcement for "Women in Math."

One Twitter user with the account name, Rat Girl, tweeted "... is this satire?" Her single tweet had more than 9,800 people commenting and more than 26,000 likes.

BYU responded to the social media outcry with a Facebook post that said the poster featuring pictures of four its department faculty was "done with good intentions but with poor judgment."

The post went onto say that the poster was not intended to be satire, but the math department itself enjoyed "a good laugh."

"The posters have been replaced with a more appropriate message. We very much value the Women in Math organization," the Facebook post stated.

BYU's Women in Math club meets every other week to provide networking opportunities and to support women in completing their math majors.

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