I am curious to know what Gilman would think of gender inequality and gender roles in today’s society. Gilman would probably be amused at the way gender roles have switched today. Gilman wrote about the dysfunction of wives staying home and being trophy wives while men worked. Today, many men stay home and take care of the children and house while men work. I think she would also find it comical how some men pamper and take care of themselves like the women back in her time would have done.
Even though gender inequality is still present in today’s society Gilman would be proud that now women hold higher positions in labor and many are independent. A lot of women in today’s society have a social status that they earned themselves not from their husbands which is something Gilman fought for.