Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
July 03, 1860

Died
August 17, 1935

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper", which she wrote after a severe bout of post-partum depression.

She was the daughter of Frederic B. Perkins.

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“It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

“There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.”
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“Death? Why all this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition to life, not an evil.”
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tags: death

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