Health·Posted on Apr 15, 2017Would You Have Been Good At Being A Woman 100+ Years Ago?Hope you're not too attached to masturbation. Or sexual desire. Or sex.by Sally TamarkinBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink So, you're clear(ish) on modern womanhood. But how much do you know about being a girl or woman in the US ~120 years ago? Retroatelier / Getty Images Now you can test your knowledge. This quiz comes from the information in the 1899 book What a Young Woman Ought to Know, a guide for girls and women on everything from diet and fitness to bathing, menstruation, sexual health, and manners, by Dr. Mary Wood-Allen.