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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Scientists warn that losing another fifth of Brazil’s Amazon will trigger the feedback loop known as dieback, in which the forest begins to dry out and burn in a cascading system collapse, beyond the reach of any subsequent human intervention or regret. https://t.co/oQquBYsM3Z
USDA headquarters is in chaos, with a mass exodus due to it moving to FUCKING KANSAS, the Secretary of Agriculture is openly antagonistic towards farmers, Homeland Security is driving away or imprisoning migrant labor, and the President is forcing the Chinese ag market away.
One thing a lot of Americans don't know about Denmark is they saved 90% of their Jewish population from deportation during the Holocaust by ferrying them to neutral Sweden.
A brave act of resistance that required the whole population working together.
"You can tell how boring a person is by the lack of fear in their eyes when someone is flipping through photos on their phone."
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