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.
Home is Where the War Is: Taster
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The Republicans aren’t trying to treat this disease, they’re weaponizing it.
* U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY SAYS ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT CUT FEDERAL EDUCATION MONEY BUT WILL ALLOW FAMILIES TO USE FUNDS ELSEWHERE IF THEIR SCHOOL REFUSES TO OPEN - FOX NEWS
the mayor blaming pandemic spikes on citizens having “too many BBQs” only a week after re-closing restaurants is like arresting citizens 2 hours after alerting them to a curfew: wait a minute
@birdpoems And then THEY bring friends and the friends bring friends and they stop being cool and then you realize, oh shit, this is a Nazi bar now. And it's too late because they're entrenched and if you try to kick them out, they cause a PROBLEM. So you have to shut them down.
Me: Time to relax and get into bed!
The Internet: Wanna read something upsetting first?
Me: Yes, obviously.
NEW via @propublica/@nbcnews: In Houston, one of the nation's fastest-growing coronavirus hot spots, more residents are dying before they can get to a hospital.
Experts say the trend means the virus’ toll could be even deeper than official tallies show. http://bit.ly/3eboNv1
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