219: Wife Selling

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219: Wife Selling
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In the 16 and 1700s, wife selling was a type of marital separation that people did when they couldn’t afford divorce. It was shaming, mysoginistic, and patriarchal (basically it was a terrible time to be female). BUT wife selling was an attempt to work within a crushingly unfair system and sometimes even worked to the woman’s advantage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife_selling_(English_custom)

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