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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3 days as a woman on twitter. Read it.
THE GREAT TWITTER GENDER SWAP EXPERIMENT OF 2019
Allison Floyd had been floating an idea around for awhile for men to change their avi’s and bios to women genders and continue to twitter as normal.
The idea was simple.
I was told I was stealing valor. Or that I enjoyed killing. The insults ran the gamut. It was demoralizing. It was heartbreaking. It was insulting. It made me feel like garbage.
I know they thought they were talking to a woman. But it was still me. Men showed their true colors.
When I talk about my service as a man, it seems like I’m perceived as coming from a place of authority. I should be listened to and that my experiences are moral stories of why violence is a thing to be avoided.
I want to see her face on signs everywhere Trump goes. “Another woman killed by Trump”
Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death. That’s a war crime. https://t.co/O5hEVQ28jt
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