Gilman was a pioneer in the field of speaking on gender inequalities especially for those of women. Considered a humanist, Gilman brought about the argument that the role of women in society was archaic and dated. No longer in a prehistoric setting, Gilman argued that gender changes were necessary for women to become autonomous.
In the video we saw in class about women’s roles in society, I found it ironic that women are completely divided when it comes to what kind of agenda they wish to push. For instance, some feminists push for independent work and equal treatment of men, but in the video, we clearly see that the goal of some working women are to live a lavish life in which they don’t have to work. This paradox of wanting autonomy but at the same time yielding it creates an issue with gender inequality because of its split agendas.
I feel in order to complete their individual agendas, there should be two parties of feminists that fight for different reasons. If one party represented the upper class feminists and one party represented new wave feminists, both parties could benefit from a united in their efforts to fight for their agendas.