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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Back in 2011, the same DA prosecuted a 10-year-girl as an adult for the "shaken baby" death of an 11-month-baby. Both she and the baby were in the care of a 56-year-old woman at the time the baby died.
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It is crazy that this database only exists because one man, a reporter, thought it should.
In any one year, police killings represent 5% to 12% of all killings in America. Think about it.
In all this talk about returning to school, I hope y'all are talking to your kids about it, too. Giving them a chance to talk about their feelings, their fears, their sadness, all of it.
It's a lot.
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