The Forerunner Patriarchy

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The Forerunner was a monthly journal edited and written by Charlotte Perkins Gillman which sought to encourage women to think independently in hopes of strengthening the movement of women's rights against the predominantly male run society of the 1900’s. It ran for seven volumes, starting with the November 1909 issue and ceased publication shortly before 1917. In this article, Gillman, known for her defiant attitude towards patriarchy, reveals the motives which inspired her to write The Yellow Wallpaper where she provides background information with a sincere address to prior hardships and personal struggles with mental illness, particularly nervous breakdowns with a melancholic tendence heavily influenced by the mistreatment of a dismissive
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