Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Published: 1898
Women and Economics Synopsis
Delve into Charlotte Perkins Gilman's groundbreaking work 'Women and Economics.' This influential book challenges traditional gender roles and advocates for economic independence and equality for women. Gilman's insightful analysis explores the intersection of gender, labor, and societal structures, shedding light on the economic disadvantages faced by women. Through a blend of historical context, socio-economic critique, and visionary ideas, 'Women and Economics' remains a thought-provoking text that continues to inspire discussions on gender equality and women's empowerment. Gilman's vision of a world where women are free from economic constraints remains relevant, making this book a must-read for those interested in feminism, economics, and social progress.
Excerpt from Women and Economics Online Book
Since we have learned to study the development of human life as we study the evolution of species throughout the animal kingdom, some peculiar phenomena which have puzzled the philosopher and moralist for so long, begin to show themselves in a new light. We begin to see that, so far from being inscrutable problems, requiring another life to explain, these sorrows and perplexities of our lives are but the natural results of natural causes, and that, as soon as we ascertain the causes, we can do much to remove them.
About Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent figure in American literature. Born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut, Charlotte's early life was marked by tragedy. Her father abandoned the family when Charlotte was only a baby and her mother struggled with providing for the family. Despite these difficulties, Charlotte persevered and became an acclaimed writer and social reformer.
At age 22 she earned her bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College for Women (now called the University of Rhode Island) and quickly began to make a name for herself as an outspoken advocate for women's rights. In 1892 she published her most famous work, The Yellow Wallpaper – a short story which offered insight into the struggles of Victorian-era women who were forced to remain under their husband's control. This story has since been recognized as one of the earliest pieces of feminist literature in history. Find out more about Charlotte Perkins Gilman at sevenov.com.