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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (/???lm?n/); also Charlotte Perkins Stetson (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935), was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist and 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 postpartum psychosis.

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In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.

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Architecture might be more sportive and varied if every man built his own house, but it would not be ...

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When all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the sim ...

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Maternal instinct, merely as an instinct, is unworthy of our superstitious reverence.

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There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.

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The mother- poor invaded soul- finds even the bathroom door no bar to hammering little hands.

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When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by ...

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Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, ...

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Fine blunderers in ethics we are, so generally conveying to children the basic impression that pleas ...

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Life is a verb, not a noun.

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Love grows by service.

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[Warfare is] maleness in its absurdest extremes. Here is to be studied the whole gamut of basic masc ...

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Now why should that man have fainted? But he did,and right across my path by the wall, so that I had ...

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It is the duty of youth to bring fresh new powers to bear on Social progress. Each generation of you ...

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We all need one another; much and often. Just as every human creature needs a place to be alone in, ...

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