10 Everyday Things That Were Once Considered Scandalous

Grabbing a coffee while dressed in a business suit and rushing to a meeting might seem like a common thing now. But there was a time when two of these things were frowned upon. Take a look at these 10 everyday things that were once considered scandalous.

#1. Reading in Bed

reading in bed

During the 19th century, reading in bed was considered immoral and dangerous. A newspaper called it an accident waiting to happen because if you fall asleep while reading, those candles could burn down your house.

#2. Mass printed books

The moment books started to be mass printed, scholars started worrying that they could hamper the growth of society and lead to barbarism if their access wasn’t checked. Things like book reviews and bibliographies were created as a response to that.

#3. Coffee


As much as we love coffee today, it was not a smooth sailing for coffee. In the 16th century Mecca, it was prohibited as it was believed that the drink could cause political thoughts and rebellion. Not only this, one century later, European clergymen called it ‘the devil’s drink’ due to its Islamic origins.

#4. Women tuxedo

Wearing suits is a necessary dress code in every business today but when these suits were introduced for women, the society did not accept them.

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