“Before it was amended in 2016, the DRC’s Family Code of 1987 indicated that “the husband is the head of the household” and that the wife “must obey the husband”. It further indicated that the wife “cannot appear in court on civil matters, acquire, sell or undertake commitments without the authorization of her husband,” and that “the wife is obliged to live with her husband and follow him wherever he sees fit to reside.”1 Using this law as a case study, discuss how the status, temperament, and sex roles assigned to men and women in the law reflect the ideology of patriarchy. (In the past, some students have asked to write instead about laws of regional countries, which is fine