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Under the Napoleonic Civil Code there is very little difference between a women and a child In the event that her husband wants to move she is obligated to follow behind him She will be obedient follow him from place to place and answer to her husbands beckon call The code expressions that a wife should remain silent in the ream of public business For the most part she is beneath her husband the code makes it sound as if she is loyal dog and the husband is her master He has control over their finances She is unable to act without his permission if she needs to sell any property shell have to seek her husbands approval She is always his responsibility except in the event that she makes a mistake the authority of the husband is not necessary when the wife is prosecuted in a criminal matter or relating to the police Then very conveniently she becomes independent of him In fairness it should be said the she may act as a public traderwithout the authority of her husband when her business is separate from his Therefore in this instance she does have some control but it is only given because it doesnt doesnt place her at equal footing with the man The majority of early 19th century wives were not businesswomen taking part in industry or commerce So more than likely their property was in community of the marriage Again the women had no control The husband could sell it and hed never need the permission of the Mrs If he is found guilty of wrongdoing in a suit her property can be taken and shell just have to be compensated It is the husband that has management of all the personal property of the wife as states in article 1428 A woman doesnt have the right to take charity or acquire anything She is his child and he is to
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