In 2020, we find ourselves in an awkward place regarding etiquette. It’s either an obsolete curio from the halcyon days of misogyny or something that we’re sorely lacking. So, which one is it?
Yesterday’s abhorrent treatment of novelist Roxane Gay proves one thing: we treat guests in our country appallingly.
Again in purgatory we sit, trawling through the tasteless catacombs of Reddit, which this week features eyebrows on infants and the merit of straight talk.
Victoria Cotman sees the incoming flood of rudeness washing away all traces of etiquette, as she tries to make us see the warning signs.