Sexism In 'Not Crazy, Just Misunderstood'

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“Not Crazy, Just Misunderstood” Helplessness is both the lowest form and the most inspiring level of humanity. When someone requires assistance, the first reaction is usually a quick pan around the room in search of the person responsible for supplying help, but instead of labeling humans as creatures of comfort, a more fitting label would be as beings of necessity. Effort is required to shine importance on something, especially when everyone is too afraid to say anything. For centuries, writers have utilized their craft to bypass the awkwardness of persuasion by allowing the public to view their ideas from a comfortable level of familiarity. At a time when the male patriarchy had no expectations of a female reformation, bringing the controversial misogynistic aspects of society into the spotlight of discussion required careful craft worthy of analysis while disguising itself as another innocuous fictional short, and while it cannot be considered harmless, Charlotte Perkins Gilman portrays a disturbing synecdoche in her famous feminist short “The Yellow…show more content…
She uses the narrator to comment on her views of sexism as an untreated societal deformation that requires reform. Fast forwards to the present day, and the feminist effort to solve gender inequality can be seen as a successful work in progress, but stretching beyond the limitations of feminist literature, Gilman’s short will remain a harrowing portrait of the past and a powerful message to anyone in a position of weakness. We are all trapped behind the wallpaper, but time and time again, those willing to break free of the mold will understand what it means to overcome. Hopefully, the smell won’t rub
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