Category Archives: Coverture

The 100 Year Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

In traditional societies men are the guardians of women; men being the guardians of women being pretty much universal say 200 years ago and prior. Men being the “guardian” of women means men take care of women, men protect women, … Continue reading

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The Rationale of Father Custody under Coverture

Body Crimes said in the comments section of the “Gynocentrism, Fairness, and Morality” post at this site: “Judithann, are you aware that it wasn’t until the late nineteenth century that women were able to get custody of their children? In … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage in London in the Later Part of the 15th Century

The era of coverture in England can be dated from 1188 to 1870; from the Tractatus of Glanvill to the Married Women’s Property Act of 1870. In 1955 in England and Wales the out-of-wedlock birth ratio was 4.7%. In 2012 … Continue reading

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