Intro to Perkins Gilman and Feminism by Paul Carron

Three Metaphors, Three Concepts”It is equally possible for a race, a nation, a class, to become accustomed to the most disadvantageous conditions, and fail to notice them. Take, as an individual instance, the wearing of corsets by women. Put a corset, even a loose one, on a vigorous man or woman who never wore one, and there is intense discomfort, and a vivid consciousness thereof. The healthy muscles of the trunk resent the pressure, the action of the whole body is checked in the middle, the stomach is choked, the process of digestion interfered with; and the victim says, ‘How can you bear such a thing?'”

Source: Intro to Perkins Gilman and Feminism by Paul Carron

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