Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Jack E Riggs

  • Charlotte Gilman, Weir Mitchell, and “The Yellow Wallpaper”

    Jack RiggsMorgantown, West Virginia, United States Charlotte Perkins Gilman lived a complex and controversial life.1 A prolific writer and lecturer, she advocated for the social, economic, and civic liberation of women.1 She was also a nationalist, eugenicist, and white supremacist.1 Despite her prominent feminist role, “today, Charlotte is primarily remembered for her haunting story [‘The…