21 March 2010

Michelle? A Giveaway?

I bet a lot of you have read the story "The Yellow Wallpaper." If not, you definitely should read it (you can find it online here). If so, I bet most of you haven't read other stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. So, as an apology for not posting very interesting things very often, and as a way to get a lucky person to read more of Gilman's works, I'm giving away this book:

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Stories

There are three requirements:

  • Comment by Friday, March 26th.
  • In your comment, tell me who your favorite feminist or female writer is.
  • After you have read the book, pass it along to someone else!


  1. I love Gilman's Herland--a feminist utopia book published in 1915. I used it in my 9th grade English classes until a parent complained. I tried to get it approved by the district book selection committee--composed of SAHM mothers in Sandy, UT. No dice. The allusions to marriage without consummation, the sci-fi notion of human asexual reproduction, population control and, most of all, the idea of equal access of economic resources scandalized these good Mormon mothers. I was obviously a Feminazi trying to corrupt the youth of Zion.

  2. I've been reading your blog for a while, but never commented before- I hope you don't mind.

    I really like Susan B. Anthony, she was such a strong woman.

    Also, I'm sure you already know this but CJane mentioned you in her most recent blog post. (http://blog.cjanerun.com/2010/03/sucker-i-tell-you.html)

  3. I haven't read "The Yellow Wallpaper" but would love to!

    To answer you question: I love the writing style of Tracy Chevalier. A lot!

    If I am privledged to read this book I'll be sure to pass it onto my Mom who is also a ferocious reader.

  4. I've never heard of that book but I'm always on the lookout for new reads. I took a comparative literature class in my last year at the U and it ended up being more of a feminist middle-eastern lit class. Which was fine... interesting. I loved Persepolis, the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. It tells about her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Very fun and interesting read. I think they've made it into a movie now. I would definitely recommend it.

    By the way, I saw that Cjane mentioned you on her blog today. You're famous!

  5. Just wanted to let you know that you were mentioned on CJane! That is so cool!

  6. I'm going to read it...believe it or not....Eliza R. Snow was a great feminist. We were visiting the church history museum a few years back and there was a quote by her that I thought remarkable for one of that century...something about true feminists being strong women and not being men haters.