Matilda Joslyn Gage: The Coolest First Wave Feminist You’ve Never Heard Of

Friday July 14, 2023

Sure, you’ve heard of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but have you heard of their contemporary, Matilda Joslyn Gage?

“[Journalist and activist] Gloria Steinem says Matilda was the woman who was ahead of the women who were ahead of their time,” said Sally Roesch Wagner, founder and former executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation.

We’ve known some other women who were ahead of the women ahead of their time (looking at you, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott)! So, if you’ve never gotten to know Gage and her feminist work, we urge you to read about her in this BBC article by Laura Byrne Paquet.

Read “Matilda Joslyn Gage: The suffragist who defied the US government.”



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