That was my mistake!
Posted by P. Bingham on March 19, 1998 at 19:09:56:
In response to Married women..., written by Kate on March 18, 1998 at 22:33:29
I made a mistake about that date. I missed and important word that I suppose my mind was not expecting to pop there in the middle of things... FRANCE. The quote says "Comparable restrictions survive in France within living memory: 'it was not until 1965 that married women were legally permitted to publish a work or to engage in any profession without the consent of theri husbands.' They quoted this from Carla Hesse's Reading Signatures: Female Authorship and Revolutionary Law in France 1750-1850.
This astonishes me though. I thought France was more independent minded than that, I mean being the home of Joan of Arc, the French Revolution and all that. But of course I don't know much about France except that it houses the leaning tower of Pisa! For Heaven's sake I am just kidding!
Maybe that was a misprint too? Boy did it screw things up didn't it!
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