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Rutger Bregman. The Two Popes. Anthony McCarten. Midnight in Chernobyl. Loosely based on Gilman's own experiendes it tells of a young mother suffering from a temporary nervous depression.

John, her husband, is a physician, who doesn't believe in supernatural things. He has ordered her to "rest" in the bedroom of their rented house. There narrator records her psychological torment in a secret diary. The patterns of the room's hideous yellow wallpaper start to haunt her.

She sees a woman creeping around it, as if she wanted to get out. In Gilman separated from Stetson they divorced in , and moved to California. Gilman's first book was In This Our World , a collection of satiric poems with feminist themes.

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During the next two decades she gained fame with her lectures on women's issues, ethics, labor, human right, and social reform. These themes were dealt also in her fiction. From to Gilman edited and wrote her own feminist paper, The Forerunner , in which most of her fiction appeared.

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The magazine had nearly 1, subscribers. Gilman was active in Nationalism, a reform movement which predicted the fall of capitalism and was inspired by Edward Bellamy's utopian socialist romance Looking Backward. This work also influenced her utopian novel Herland Women's Press, In the story three young men discover a peaceful, lost civilization, populated entirely by women who reproduce parthenogenetically.

There are no wars, no disease. To compare the history of two thousand years, to see what the differences are—between us, who are only mothers, and you, who are mothers and fathers, too. Of course we see, with our birds, that the father is as useful as the mother, almost. But among insects we find him of less importance, sometimes very little. Is it not so with you?

Benigna Machiavelli was reissued by Bandanna Books in Gilman's best-known contribution to feminist theory is Women and Economics , in which she attacked the old division of social roles. However, she refused the title "feminist," arguing that "feminism" should be retitle "humanism. According to Gilman, male aggressiveness and maternal roles of women are artificial and not necessary for survival any more. The brain is not an organ of sex.

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As well speak of a female liver. In Concerning Children Gilman advocated professional child-care.

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Annoyed with life in a metropolis, she moved in with her husband from New York to Norwich, Connecticut, and wrote there His Religion and Hers , in which she planned a religion freed from the dictates of oppressive patriarchal instincts. In she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her husband died suddenly from a cderebral hemorrhage in , she returned to California to live near her daughter. Gilman died on August 17, , in Pasadena, California - an advocate of euthanasia, she ended her own life by taking an overdose of chloroform.