Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a distinguished American feminist, author, and social reformer. She was born in an affluent and highly influential Beecher family but she had a difficult childhood. She was part of a broken family and had to move around which affected her education. Gilman had faced a major post-partum depression after the birth of her daughter and went through a lot of difficulties as the society didn’t approve her disease. This experience inspired her short story “The Yellow Wall-Paper” which turned to be the most eminent work of her life. She separated from her husband and moved to Pasadena where she actively organized social reform movements. She became a well-known lecturer, which constituted a major part of her income. Her career in lecturing gained a sudden boost when she started giving speeches on nationalism. Her feminist nature inspired a majority of her non-fiction books which encouraged women to be economically independent. Out of these books, the most noted one was ‘Women and Economics’, which solidified her position as a social theorist. She also served as a delegate and represented California in the ‘Suffrage Convention’ and ‘The International Socialist and Labor Congress’. We bring to you a compilation of most famous sayings and quotations by her which have been excerpted from her writings, thoughts, work and speeches. These revolutionary quotes and thoughts on feminism by Charlotte Perkins Gilman will enlighten you towards the much-needed equality by women.
John doesn't know how much I really suffer. He knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him.
It is getting to be a great effort for me to think straight. Just this nervous weakness I suppose.