The Yellow Wallpaper

I re-read The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman today. I felt that I needed to note that Gilman was a mind ahead of her time.

Can you imagine living a life where if you spoke your mind you were diagnosed as Ill – hysterical. And then banished to weeks of bed rest.

Last week I read Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and decided that in a Puritan society, I would have been burned at the stake ad a witch. Now it appears that two centuries later I would have been imprisoned in an institution – having been diagnosed as clinically hysterical.