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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let's order strange things from NIST! first up is this jar of reference peanut butter. it's only $881 per jar!2
oh my god so i signed up to this organisation thing where uni students studying french get paired with old people in france who are lonely to have conversations over skype and i just had my first one and it was the most WHOLESOME thing 🥺🥺🥺
This is the most upbeat and positive tweet I've read all year.
Only 18 days until we start having more daylight each day.
Percent of wages currently subsidized by governments due to COVID:
Japan: 100% for small businesses; 80% for large firms
Netherlands: Up to 90%
Norway: Up to 90%
Germany: Up to 87%
France: Up to 84%
United Kingdom: Up to 80%
Canada: Up to 75%
United States: 0%
@jsher88888 I had polio at 2, 70 years ago. walked agan but had many childhood illnesses and surgeries, and now I endure postpolio syndrome. I worry that 70 years from now, there still will be sufferers of postcovid syndrome.
Antivaxxers are fools.
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