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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I'm kind of amused by the complete reversal of the ratio of machines to displays over the past 20 years.
Amanda Gorman, speaking now, when I asked her for her first political memory:
Amanda Gorman. @staceyabrams @VP @MichelleObama @Sifill_LDF @CeciliaERouse
We are not worthy.
But we are grateful.
Always remember: the No-Fly List is composed of people we're sure are too dangerous to be allowed on a plane - but who, inexplicably, we don't have enough evidence against to convict of any crime. In other words, it's an evidence-free witch-ducking stool in the cloud(s).
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