Matilda Joslyn Gage

(Matilda Electa Gage)

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As civilization advances there is a continual change in the standard of human rights. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Do not allow the Church or the State to govern your thought or dictate your judgment. Freedom & Liberty
During the ages, no rebellion has been of like importance with that of Woman against the tyranny of Church and State; none has had its far reaching effects. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Government has recognized woman's worth as a worker by placing her in various departments at Washington, and her service are now rendered in the general Post Office Department, the Treasury Department, and the Department of the Interior, and we have the testimony of the highest officials as to her capability and honest in these employments. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
In newspaper literature woman made her entrance at an early period and in an important manner. The first daily newspaper in the world was established and edited by a woman, Elizabeth Malet, in London, March, 1702. It was called The Daily Courant. Media, Journalism & The Press
In not a single State of the Union is a married woman held to possess a right to her earnings within the family; and in not one-half of them has she a right to their control in business entered upon outside of the household. Should such a woman be successful in obtaining a patent, what then? Would she be free to do as she pleased with it? Not at all. She would hold no right, title, or power over this work of her own brain. She would possess no legal right to contract, or to license any one to use her invention. Neither, would her right be infringed, could she sue the offender. Copyrights, Patents & Intellectual Property
Personal liberty stands first in order of all rights. Without the control of one's own person, liberty of conscience is impossible. Without the control of one's own person, education is impossible; mental growth is impossible; without the control of one's own person, the opportunities of the world, which are only means of development, cannot be used Freedom & Liberty
The inventions of a nation are closely connected with the freedom of its people … Inventors must not only possess full freedom to exercise their powers, but there must also be a certain welcome and protection to their ideas. Deprived, as woman is, of political power, she has to face contempt of her sex, open and covert scorn of womanhood, deprecatory allusions to her intellectual powers,—all tending to hamper the expression of her inventive genius. Copyrights, Patents & Intellectual Property
The protection of the writ of Habeas Corpus is denied married women in every State of this Union, notwithstanding the Constitution of the United States declares it shall not be suspended except when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety demands it. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
There is a word sweeter than Mother, Home, or Heaven; that word is Liberty Freedom & Liberty
This setting of State laws above the guarantees of the National Constitution is one of the forms of 'State Rights' which has already wrought so much evil to the country. Unless the United States is held as superior to States, we have no nation; we are merely a confederation of States… Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
While so much is said of the inferior intellect of woman, it is by a strange absurdity conceded that very many eminent men owe their station in life to their mothers. Families, Children & Parenting
Women are now in the situation of the mass of mankind a few years since, when science and learning were in the hands of priests, and property was held by vassalage. Discrimination & Prejudice