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== Who is Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Quick Overview ==
 
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is mostly known for her work as an author and poet in the late 1800's. Writing poems, as well publishing 186 short stories in magazines and newspapers, she was an exceptional woman who pushed the boundaries and expectations of a women's role in society at that time. A leading activist in the realm of feminism, Gilman progressed into many other forms of social advocacy, the most notable being the feminist movement.
 
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| BORN ON || 03 July 1860 AD
 
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| BIRTHDAY || 3rd July   
 
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| DIED AT AGE || 75
 
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| BORN IN || Hartford, Connecticut
 
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| DIED ON || 17 August 1935 AD
 
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| FATHER || Frederic Beecher Perkins
 
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| MOTHER || Mary Perkins
 
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| SIBLINGS || Thomas Adie
 
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| SPOUSE/PARTNER || Charles Walter Stetson ''1884 - 1888 (legally 1894)'',
 
Houghton Gilman ''1900 - 1934''
 
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[[File:Charlotte Perkins Gilman c. 1900.png|thumb|Charlotte Perkins Gilman c. 1900]]
 
  
== Early Life==
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Gilman was born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut  . During Charlotte's infancy, her father abandoned the family, leaving them in poverty, as her mother was unable to support the family on her own. Most of her youth was spent in Providence, Rhode Island. she attended seven different schools, in just four years. Charlotte’s teachers were often disappointed in her because she was a poor student, though she had natural intelligence and breadth of knowledge. she unknowingly prepared herself for a successful life by frequently visiting the public library and educating herself. Most of her friends were male, as she was unashamed, for her time, to call herself a "tomboy”. In 1878, at 18 years old she enrolled in classes at the Rhode Island School of Design with the help of her absent father, and supported herself as an artist of trade cards. She was also a tutor, and encouraged others to expand their artistic creativity.
 
  
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After declining many proposals for her own personal interests, Charlotte Gilman finally wed [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Walter_Stetson Charles Walter Stetson], in 1884. In 1885 they bore their only child, Katherine Beecher Stetson. Upon the birth of her daughter, Gilman's mental state started to deteriorate. She felt very strongly that the only way for her to be well, was to break away from her marriage with Charles. The couple endured a separation for many years before the divorce was final, and in this time Gilman saw her health and mentality improving. Little Katherine lived with her mother during these years until her father remarried and Gilman sent her to live with her father. Charles Stetson's new wife was a close friend of Charlotte and was noted by Gilman to be a perfect replacement for a mother figure. Although her father was hardly present throughout her life, Gilman wanted Katherine to grow up knowing her father, unlike she had. During the time she spent away from her role as a wife and mother, she began joining various reformist groups and movements.
 
In 1900, Gilman had married for the second time. She wed her cousin George Gilman, and the two stayed together until his death in 1934. After discovering that she had inoperable breast cancer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman committed suicide on August 17, 1935. It was her belief that people had a right to end their suffering, and she expressed her opinions of it in both her writings, and the note she left upon her death. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroform Chloroform] (which was used as an anesthesia then) was the method she "chose [...] over cancer." Her death was swift.
 
  
== Her Work ==
 
While she is best known for her fiction, Gilman was also a successful lecturer and intellectual. One of her greatest works of nonfiction, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_and_Economics Women and Economics], was published in 1898. It was even used as a textbook at one time. The main themes of her writings were generally focused on the lack of social development of women in society. Other important nonfiction works followed, such as ''The Home: Its Work and Influence'' (1903) and ''Does a Man Support His Wife?'' (1915).
 
  
Along with writing books, Charlotte Perkins Gilman established The Forerunner, a magazine that allowed her to express her ideas on women's issues and on social reform. It was published from 1909 to 1916 and included essays, opinion pieces, fiction, poetry and excerpts from novels.Gilman's most famous piece is her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper", which became a best-seller of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feminist_Press Feminist Press].
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Gilman's first book was ''Art Gems for the Home and Fireside (1888)''.
 
 
 
''The Yellow Wallpaper'', a 6,000 word short-story, semi-autobiographical account is regarded one of her greatest literary masterpieces. It was published in 1892 by ‘The New England Magazine’, which went on to become one of her most influential works illustrating the 19th century attitudes towards women. The work became so popular that it has a number of adaptations in the form of paintings, audio plays, films such as ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, music and even television shows.
 
 
 
''In This Our World (1893)'', a collection of satirical poems, that first brought her recognition.
 
  
In 1894–95 Gilman served as editor of the magazine ''The Impress'', a literary weekly that was published by the Pacific Coast Women's Press Association (formerly the Bulletin).
 
  
The first draft of ''Women and Economics (1898)''. The book was published in the following year.
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In 1903 she wrote one of her most critically acclaimed books, ''The Home: Its Work and Influence'', which expanded upon Women and Economics.
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Over seven years and two months the magazine produced eighty-six issues, each twenty eight pages long. The magazine had nearly 1,500 subscribers and featured such serialized works as ''What Diantha Did (1910)'', ''The Crux (1911)'', ''Moving the Mountain (1911)'', and Herland. The Forerunner has been cited as being "perhaps the greatest literary accomplishment of her long career". After its seven years, she wrote hundreds of articles which were submitted to the Louisville Herald, The Baltimore Sun, and the Buffalo Evening News. Her autobiography, ''The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman'', which she began to write in 1925, appeared posthumously in 1935.
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Gilman lived in a time where the common role of women was subordination to men, and where their isolation from the social world was prominent. Depression, psychological stress, and mania was not unexpected in women and was often dismissed as it was usual in that day.
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As a wife to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Walter_Stetson Charles Walter Stetson] from 1884 to 1888 (legally divorcing in 1894), Gilman suffered from depression and did not fit well into the conventional position of a housewife. A brief insight into this period of her life can be found in her story, "The Yellow Wallpaper." Her point in writing this book was not only to show her own personal struggle, but the struggle of women in low solidarity positions in society. Being confined to their homes, instead of socializing would cause the symptoms listed above. The various experiences that Gilman lived with growing up, became some of the main points in her work as an author, lecturer and social reformist. For instance, growing up mostly in the presence of her great aunts (who were [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffragette suffragists] and abolitionists), Gilman would come to know of the cultural and gender hegemony that surrounded her. Not only were the view's of the higher classes universal, but more specifically those of men. Being a compelling feminist, her focus had a large part in gender stratification; the disproportionate division of what is known as [https://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/sociology/social-and-global-stratification/what-divides-us-stratification the three Ps]: power, prestige and property. This goes hand in hand with her ideology that women also need these conditions, much like men, to remain mentally sound. This once again, is evident in her story titled, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yellow_Wallpaper "The Yellow Wallpaper"]. Housework simply is not productive work. She advocated for professionalization of traditional female jobs such as cooking and childcare, thus calling for economic independence for women. Her perspectives were heavily rooted in both conflict theory and feminist theory ideals.
 
  
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Ritzer, G. (1992). Classical sociological theory. Retrieved October 20, 2016, from mheducation.com, http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072824301/student_view0/chapter9/chapter_summary.html
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What Divides Us: Stratification. (n.d.). Retrieved October 20, 2016, from https://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/sociology/social-and-global-stratification/what-divides-us-stratification
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Britanica, E. E. (n.d.). Charlotte Perkins Gilman AMERICAN AUTHOR AND SOCIAL REFORMER. Retrieved October 20, 2016, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charlotte-Perkins-Gilman
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman. (n.d.). Retrieved October 20, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Perkins_Gilman
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman.(n.d.).Retrieved October 20, 2016,http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/charlotte-perkins-gilman-5341.php
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Think Big

The root of the wiki is a community space and when you create a page in this section, it should be with a large audience in mind.

Articles that are for a specific or limited audience, such class pages or pages created as a collaborative work space for an assignment, should be placed in the Course space and not in the root of the wiki.

Think About the Greater Context

Again, the Main Space is a shared, community area. The Main Space does not allow subpages, so each page should make sense as a stand alone article on its own. For example, a page called "My Assignment" would not be a good main space page as:

  1. "My Assignment" is a page with an individual author and purpose. The Main Space is a community area where everybody is encouraged to edit additional pages.
  2. "My Assignment" does not really make sense contextually as a stand alone page. It would better fit as a subpage of a course page.

Make the Title as Concise and Descriptive as Possible

Most articles will have a simple and obvious title; however you should keep that the title should accurately reflect the content.

Add Your Page to a Category

Adding categories to your page makes it easier for others to find and also helps facilitate knowledge sharing.

Keep Making Improvements

An article seldom comes into creation as a finished piece. Don't worry about making multiple edits or coming back at a later time to add more content. If you see other pages that you can add extra content to or help out with the formatting, jump right it.

Be Mindful of Copyright

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Additional Tips

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