1. Women during this time were groomed from childhood to be docile, dutiful, submissive and obedient. Men were supposed to be strong, serious, aggressive and independent.
2. These ideas were visible in the way they dressed. Girls were dressed in stays and were tightly laced up.
3. They also wore tight fitting corsets.
4. These clothes restricted their growth and kept their mould small and frail. Women with small waist and slim figure were admired. This was not so in the case of boys and men.