The idea of bringing an end to the Code of Personal Status Code (CPS) seems « foolish », « improbable », and against the grain of the country’s political and constitutional consensus. Why shake up Pandora’s box? And do away with the CPS to replace it with what? In truth, « bringing an end to the Code of Personal Status » is not as absurd idea as we might think. The idea is not, of course, to disown the text’s virtues or to minimize its legal achievements and social performance. It is instead to show how, today, as Tunisia undergoes a socio-demographic and democratic transition, the code has exhausted its historical functions. The CPS has in fact become a glass ceiling, blocking women’s access to full and complete citizenship and preventing them from enjoying all of their human rights, a normative cap pushing them down them into positions of subjugation and inferior status. The code is, in effect, hostage to its « sacro-patriarchical » paradigm, from which it cannot be liberated except on the condition of doing away with what we have observed over the course of centuries and has continued to our present day as being THE personal status in Muslim countries.