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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

turmoil and corruption that it involves, and resentful of the invasion 

of liberty underlying it. Being realists, they have no belief in 

any program which proposes to cure the natural swinishness of men by 

legislation. Every normal woman believes, and quite accurately, that the 

average man is very much like her husband, John, and she knows very well 

that John is a weak, silly and knavish fellow, and that any effort to 

convert him into an archangel overnight is bound to come to grief. As 

for her view of the average creature of her own sex, it is marked by a 

cynicism so penetrating and so destructive that a clear statement of it 

would shock beyond endurance. 

 

 

 

 

32. The Woman Voter 

 

 

Thus there is not the slightest chance that the enfranchised women of 

Protestantdom, once they become at ease in the use of the ballot, 

will give any heed to the ex-suffragettes who now presume to lead 

and instruct them in politics. Years ago I predicted that these 

suffragettes, tried out by victory, would turn out to be idiots. They 

are now hard at work proving it. Half of them devote themselves 

to advocating reforms, chiefly of a sexual character, so utterly 

preposterous that even male politicians and newspaper editors laugh 

at them; the other half succumb absurdly to the blandishments of 

the old-time male politicians, and so enroll themselves in the great 

political parties. A woman who joins one of these parties simply becomes 

an imitation man, which is to say, a donkey. Thereafter she is nothing 

but an obscure cog in an ancient and creaking machine, the sole 

intelligible purpose of which is to maintain a horde of scoundrels in 

public office. Her vote is instantly set off by the vote of some sister 

who joins the other camorra. Parenthetically, I may add that all of the 

ladies to take to this political immolation seem to me to be frightfully 

plain. I know those of England, Germany and Scandinavia only by their 

portraits in the illustrated papers, but those of the United States 

I have studied at close range at various large political gatherings, 

including the two national conventions first following the extension 

of the suffrage. I am surely no fastidious fellow--in fact, I prefer a 

certain melancholy decay in women to the loud, circus-wagon brilliance 

of youth--but I give you my word that there were not five women at 

either national convention who could have embraced me in camera without 


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