Posts Tagged ‘the wizard of oz’

Gage isn't featured in this photo, but it's a classic and I love it.

Gage isn't featured in this photo, but it's a classic and I love it.

In honor of women’s history month last March I wrote a couple of blog posts for Jerk and Feministing.com about Matilda Joslyn Gage, an unknown suffragist who greatly contributed to securing women’s right to vote but ended up getting screwed over by her “friends” and left out of history books.

I still haven’t forgotten about this kick-ass lady, and in order to honor her this year I wrote Ms. Gage a letter explaining why I think she rocks.

Dear Matilda,

I have now spent over one year of my life studying you and being aware of your awesome existence. I had the opportunity to be taught all about your life’s work from Sally Roesch Wagner, another amazing woman who has dedicated her life to restoring your name in history. (more…)

Although a little disturbing for hardcore Dorothy fans, this Youtube clip offers a pretty straight forward alternative to the original plot of The Wizard of Oz.

Check out more alternative endings at HowItShouldHaveEnded.com.