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Introduction
The Feminine Mind-1
The War Between the Sexes-2.1
The War Between the Sexes-2.2
The War Between the Sexes-2.3
Marriage-3.1
Marriage-3.2
Marriage-3.3
Marriage-3.4
Woman Suffrage-4.1
Woman Suffrage-4.2
Woman Suffrage-4.3
Woman Suffrage-4.4
The New Age-5.1
The New Age-5.2
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. INTRODUCTION
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-1-2
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-1-2
OF SEXUAL UNION-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-6-7-8
OF SEXUAL UNION-10-11
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-3-4-5
ABOUT A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-3-4
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-5-6
ABOUT COURTESANS-1-2
ABOUT COURTESANS-3-4
ABOUT COURTESANS-5-6
ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF-1-2
CONCLUDING REMARKS

the small minority that is intelligent, agnostic and self-possessed--say 

six women to one man. Thus, out of their greater instinct for reality, 

they will make democracy safe for a democracy. 

 

The curse of man, and the cause of nearly all his woes, is his 

stupendous capacity for believing the incredible. He is forever 

embracing delusions, and each new one is worse than all that have gone 

before. But where is the delusion that women cherish--I mean habitually, 

firmly, passionately? Who will draw up a list of propositions, held and 

maintained by them in sober earnest, that are obviously not true? (I 

allude here, of course, to genuine women, not to suffragettes and other 

such pseudo-males). As for me, I should not like to undertake such a 

list. I know of nothing, in fact, that properly belongs to it. Women, 

as a class, believe in none of the ludicrous rights, duties and 

pious obligations that men are forever gabbling about. Their superior 

intelligence is in no way more eloquently demonstrated than by their 

ironical view of all such phantasmagoria. Their habitual attitude toward 

men is one of aloof disdain, and their habitual attitude toward what men 

believe in, and get into sweats about, and bellow for, is substantially 

the same. It takes twice as long to convert a body of women to some new 

fallacy as it takes to convert a body of men, and even then they halt, 

hesitate and are full of mordant criticisms. The women of Colorado 

had been voting for 21 years before they succumbed to prohibition 

sufficiently to allow the man voters of the state to adopt it; their own 

majority voice was against it to the end. During the interval the men 

voters of a dozen non-suffrage American states had gone shrieking to the 

mourners' bench. In California, enfranchised in 1911, the women rejected 

the dry revelation in 1914. National prohibition was adopted during the 

war without their votes--they did not get the franchise throughout 

the country until it was in the Constitution--and it is without their 

support today. The American man, despite his reputation for lawlessness, 

is actually very much afraid of the police, and in all the regions 

where prohibition is now actually enforced he makes excuses for his 

poltroonish acceptance of it by arguing that it will do him good in 

the long run, or that he ought to sacrifice his private desires to the 

common weal. But it is almost impossible to find an American woman of 

any culture who is in favour of it. One and all, they are opposed to the 


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