The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

In The Yellow Wallpaper
Gilman portrays the narrator’s insanity as a way to protest the medical and professional
oppression against women at the time. While under the impression that husbands and
male doctors were acting with their best interests in mind, women were depicted as
mentally weak and fragile. At the time women’s rights advocates believed that the
outbreak of women being diagnosed as mentally ill was the manifestation of their
setbacks regarding the roles they were allowed to play in a male-dominated society.
Women were even discouraged from writing, because their writing would ultimately
create an identity and become a form of defiance for them. Gilman realized that writing
became one of the only forms of existence for women at a time where they had very few
rights. In what ways did/does/will writing afford women a right and voice?

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