Manners Don’t Encourage Good Behavior, Just Class Discrimination

When we consider having manners a virtue, we exclude social classes that weren’t in on the arbitrary rule-making process.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Jul 8, 2019
social etiquette
Manners signify class; society welcomes those who have them and shuns those who don’t. But do these social etiquette rules mean anything?
AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.