Human Work

Sevenov November 10, 2022

Human Work by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Published: 1904

Human Work

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About Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known for her feminist writing and activism. Her works and contributions to the women's rights movement have been hailed as some of the most influential of the early 20th century.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 3rd, 1860, Charlotte was a dedicated scholar from a young age. She attended private schools and studied literature in college with studies such as Latin, Greek, philosophy, science and economics under her belt. She wrote essays on topics such as economic independence for women and eventually published her first book ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ in 1892 which brought attention to mental health issues often faced by women at that time. After she divorced her husband in 1894 she moved to California where she continued to write extensively about social reform; this included marriage reform, economic justice and reproductive rights– all of which remain relevant today. Find out more about Charlotte Perkins Gilman at