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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This is so damn geeky cute.
I’d marry him!
This is one of the worst videos to ever come into existence
I’m watching my train leave in 5 mins and I’m not on it because I apparently didn’t arrive early enough for staff to get the ramp.
I’m late because the bus I was on let everyone (20+ people -full bus) off before deploying the ramp for me.
Everyone on that bus made their train.
My 12 year old came home today and told me he got into a disagreement with his Social Studies teacher
He said Trump was impeached, she said he wasn’t, and the senate won’t impeach him
He said Mom, I told her as respectfully as I could she was wrong but she didn’t believe me 🤦🏻♀️
At this point I'm down to, "He's an alien here to terraform our planet for his own species," like Arrival. https://twitter.com/johniadarola/status/1220227599034507264
Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands https://nyti.ms/2Rm0nHg
Coolest use of contemporary Vuitton: https://twitter.com/jezebel/status/1220238548571430918
This woman used a Louis Vuitton purse to make a prosthetic leg https://trib.al/eFiDH5Y
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