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  1. 1. By Pamela Rankin ENGLISH 1102- XTIV 09/T3 Professor Owens March 2, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>She wrote literary works from plays, poems, essays, novels to short stories </li></ul><ul><li>She was a supporter of women’s rights and reform </li></ul><ul><li>She lectured against women’s sufferage </li></ul><ul><li>She attacks old division of social rules </li></ul><ul><li>She fought for economic independence to bring true freedom to women and make them equal partners to their husbands </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Born July 3, 1860 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daughter of writer father and librarian mother </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abandoned by her father soon after her birth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lived in poverty with mother moving from place to place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Little Education until the age of 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only had four years of school before 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Married to Charles Walter Stetson in 1884 </li></ul><ul><li>Had a daughter Katharine Beecher Stetson </li></ul><ul><li>Onset of Post-partum depression </li></ul><ul><li>prescribed “rest cure” at the sanitarium 1887 </li></ul><ul><li>Separated from husband in1888 </li></ul><ul><li>Became involved with women and feminists groups </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Forerunner </li></ul><ul><li>Her own paper journal </li></ul><ul><li>The Yellow Wallpaper </li></ul><ul><li>The Story of The Beginning of Her Breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>The Giant Wisteria </li></ul><ul><li>A story of a woman in the middle of a breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>In This Our World </li></ul><ul><li>A book of poetry of life </li></ul><ul><li>Women and Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Relating women economics and the power they hold </li></ul><ul><li>Herland </li></ul><ul><li>A Utopian civilization built and occupied only by women </li></ul><ul><li>Concerning Children </li></ul><ul><li>Raising Children through encouragement to think </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Gilman wanted women to gain power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gilman wanted to teach women how to think, focus and study to find their own power </li></ul></ul><ul><li>She wanted them to really know what kind of power they held as women. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She wanted them to use that gained power to better themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She wanted them to better their communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She wanted them to recognize just how great they could be </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>She Walked Veiled and Sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>She walketh veiled and sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>For she knoweth not her power </li></ul><ul><li>She obeyeth but the pleading </li></ul><ul><li>Of her heart , and the high leading, </li></ul><ul><li>Of her soul, unto this hour </li></ul><ul><li>Slow advancing, halting, creeping </li></ul><ul><li>Comes the woman to the hour! </li></ul><ul><li>She walketh veiled and sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>For she knoweth not her power. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a woman among women who dared to be different and unique in fighting for what she believed in. She is to be greatly admired for the change she brought to us as strong, powerful, women of the world!