Woman, Church and State by Matilda Joslyn Gage

Webinar Session 7 (10/23/18): Woman, Church and State











October 23, 2018

8:30 – 10:00pm EST

Presented by Kathleen Bishop


Kathie will discuss the most crucial writings and work left to us today in Gage’s feminist classic, Woman, Church and State, which was originally published in 1893. This work was so controversial that the local school library would not allow the book on their shelves, and Anthony Comstock threatened to arrest anyone who allowed young people to have access to it. These writings continue to be controversial today but are central to why women have not gained full rights as predicted by Gage. She understood that is was far more than gaining the right to vote but also included awareness and changing of the power the church and state had over women then (and still do). As an additional feature, Kathie, who is an antique collector, will present her experience of hunting for treasures for the Oz room and the importance of the antiques that she found.