Understanding and Applying Gilman’s Feminist Critique
Gilman’s critique at the time highly emphasized economic dependency of women. Obviously, this was in the early 20th Century when women did not have many opportunities to work outside the home. But today, the vast majority of women in the U.S. participate in the labor force. Some women are the primary breadwinners for the family. Does it mean that her theory is no longer applicable to today’s society? Or you think there is still economic gender inequality today, which make women still economically “dependent”? Defend your answer with data or concrete examples.