Victorian Etiquette Rules That Are Now Completely Outdated

The way people behave and what we consider to be polite changes across time. What was considered rude a hundred years ago is now considered to be completely nice and normal. Also, what was considered good and polite all those years ago might be considered rude or improper now.

A lot has changed since the Victorian Era: Women are in the workforce, children are valued more, and people aren’t as conservative as they used to be. Keep reading to find out more about the crazy things people used to do out of politeness.

It Was Considered Impolite For A Woman To Raise Her Voice

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In the Victorian era, women were supposed to be meek and quiet. If a woman spoke too loudly or too coarsely, it would be difficult for her to find a husband. Any time a woman raised her voice, it was considered rude and unladylike.

While yelling still isn’t the most polite way of speaking, women are now allowed to speak in whatever tone of voice they’d like. Women who stand up for themselves still receive a lot of hate both online and in person, so maybe not that much has changed…