A great double-standard from Napoleon's civil code

  1. The husband may demand a divorce on the ground of his wife's adultery.

  2. The wife may demand divorce on the ground of adultery in her husband, when he shall have brought his concubine into their common residence.
(source: French Civil Code, Book I. Title VI. Chapter I. "Of the Causes of Divorce". http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/government/code/book1/c_title06.html)
Written on August 28, 2014