Coverture held that no female person had a legal identity. At birth, a female baby was covered by her father’s identity, and then, when she married, by her husband’s.
Coverture is why women weren’t regularly allowed on juries until the 1960s, and marital rape wasn’t a crime until the 1980s. Today’s women encounter coverture during real estate transactions, as I did, in tax matters, and in a myriad of other situations around employment and housing. Encounters with coverture can be serious, but often they are just puzzling annoyances, one more hoop to jump. Still, the remnants of coverture are holding us back in unsuspected ways.
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I appreciate this reporter’s swift and honest correction of a misquote on my views of the Obama presidency. From health care to DADT repeal to the rescue of the auto industry, my appreciation of the great leadership of Barack Obama comes from a very personal place. https://twitter.com/evanhalper/status/1193852080903065600
Homicide clearance rate in the 40s.
Non-fatal shooting clearance rate in the 20s.
How does Philly police spend their time? 40,000 vehicle stops a month of almost only black drivers.
#1 excuse for search: Marijuana odor, in a city that decriminalized. https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-police-department-violence-homicide-marijuana-stop-search-20191111.html
Scientists: This is extremely alarming.
NYT: We're going to repeatedly publish unscientific deniers of your every report
Scientists: Well it was actually even worse than we warned
NYT: Ummm how did you guys get this so wrong? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/opinion/sunday/science-climate-change.html
REMINDER: Jeffrey Epstein, Donald Trump and Jared Kushner all had transactions at Deutsche Bank flagged for money laundering concerns. Bank executives ignored them. House investigators are waiting for appeals courts to determine whether they can access Deutsche’s records. 👀
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