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The Rules of Being a Modern Woman in 1902 (Be Glad You're Alive Now)

The Rules of Being a Modern Woman in 1902 (Be Glad You're Alive Now)

Imagine if your American Girl doll grew up to be a mean girl (maybe she picked up some bad habits on that trip to the doll hospital?). Now go set your DVR for Comedy Central for Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. — that's when "Another Period," about turn-of-the-century vapid rich girls Lillian and Beatrice, premieres. It's "Downton Abbey" meets "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," and it's bust-your-bodice funny.

To celebrate the premiere of "Another Period," stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome got into character to share the rules of being a woman in 1902, when the show is set.

Spoiler alert: We've come a long way.

On female friendship
It's wonderful when your friends of high social standing die of consumption, because you can take their spots in society.

On fashion
If you can take a deep breath or sit down, your corset isn't tight enough.

On romance
Dating and love are strictly forbidden. Marriages are arranged with the mutual business interests of our fathers in mind.

On speaking your mind
Women should neither have nor express opinions. We are not allowed to vote for a reason.

On education
Reading a college-level book will shrink your ovaries.

On manners
Be very polite — to those above you in social standing. Ignore those that are below.

On career 
We are unfamiliar with that concept.

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Comedy Central