At the heart of Gilman’s lifelong interest in physical culture, the idea of movement, which she also conceived in geographical terms, became increasingly intertwined with her belief in the progress of the human race. This essay explores the contradictions of Gilman’s thought about the “mobility” of the female body as the Victorian “somatistic” approach held enduring sway over her emancipatory project.
Vellucci, S. (2011). "As near flying as one gets": corporeità e movimento nel pensiero di Charlotte Perkins Gilman. LETTERATURE D'AMERICA, XXXI(134), 89-108.