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Commission on the Status of Women

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December 19, 2013 | All Day View Recurrence Dates
Category: Other
Location: Medical Library, Vera P. Shiffman | Map
320 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Occurring: Daily until December, 28th 2013 View Recurrence Dates
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

During a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled "The Yellow Wall-Paper." The exhibition Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper" explores the story behind Gilman's indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women's professional and creative opportunities.

For more information about this event, please contact La Ventra Ellis-Danquah at 313.577.9083 or laventra@wayne.edu.