Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Law Male?

Carol Smart's (a feminist writer)article on the Man of Law, says that the Law is Male and that Male is white,it really got me thinking ,i could actually say Law is Male as to whether that Male is white is for another day.

Why is it that once a widow marries again the estate of the late husband ceases to devolve around her.This quote would make any woman cringe from Williams Commentaries on the Laws of England.
"By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband: under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs every thing; and is therefore called in our law-french a feme-covert; is said to be covert-baron, or under the protection and influence of her husband, her baron, or lord; and her condition during her marriage is called her coverture"
Is Law Male