Are your folks giving you a hard time for not marrying or not having children? Well, imagine how women had it in the Victorian era.
Single women at that time were subjected to a public ridicule, but did they handle it well? Hell yeah!
Many of them grew thick skin and they fired back brilliantly.
Historian Dr Bob Nicholoson, who runs the blog The Digital Victorianist, found an interesting article while studying the 1889 edition of the Tit-Bits Magazine. Namely, the publishers offered a prize to a spinster, or a single woman, that could provide the best answer when asked why is she single – and the replies are awesome.
Check them out for yourself below, and feel free to vote your favorites in the comments.
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