`` The Yellow Wallpaper `` And `` It 's A Girl ``

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Cheris Kramarae, a theorist involved with the idea of the Muted Group Theory, which investigates unbalanced power – related conflicts in society, said “The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl’”. These are extremely powerful words as they concisely point out the secularization that women face even before they are born. Women of all ages, culture, and religion face this injustice. Every once in the while, in a field of trampled flowers, one robust plant stands and over time grows into a strong tree that protects the other mangled flowers, helping them flourish. In the 19th century, one of these strong plants was Charlotte Perkins Gilmans, who wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” to challenge the ideals of society and their treatment towards women. Gilman, faced with the discriminatory and prejudiced challenges of her gender, her childhood shadowed and pelted on with poverty, and her mind plagued with the constant, deafening humming of nervous postpartum depression, unambiguously determined that she was going to raise her voice against constant chattering of chauvinist values. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a direct echo of Gilman’s contest with the rest cure and the stifling confinement associated with it that drove her to the edge of falling into a chasm of madness. “The Yellow Wallpaper” revolves around Jane, a woman who is forced to live in solitary confinement as a way to cure her depression by her husband. She is

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