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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

first giving me chloral. Some of the chief stateswomen on show, in fact, 

were so downright hideous that I felt faint every time I had to look at 

them. 

 

The reform-monging suffragists seem to be equally devoid of the more 

caressing gifts. They may be filled with altruistic passion, but they 

certainly have bad complexions, and not many of them know how to dress 

their hair. Nine-tenths of them advocate reforms aimed at the alleged 

lubricity of the male-the single standard, medical certificates for 

bridegrooms, birth-control, and so on. The motive here, I believe, 

is mere rage and jealousy. The woman who is not pursued sets up the 

doctrine that pursuit is offensive to her sex, and wants to make it a 

felony. No genuinely attractive woman has any such desire. She likes 

masculine admiration, however violently expressed, and is quite able to 

take care of herself. More, she is well aware that very few men are bold 

enough to offer it without a plain invitation, and this awareness makes 

her extremely cynical of all women who complain of being harassed, 

beset, storied, and seduced. All the more intelligent women that I know, 

indeed, are unanimously of the opinion that no girl in her right senses 

has ever been actually seduced since the world began; whenever they hear 

of a case, they sympathize with the man. Yet more, the normal woman 

of lively charms, roving about among men, always tries to draw the 

admiration of those who have previously admired elsewhere; she prefers 

the professional to the amateur, and estimates her skill by the 

attractiveness of the huntresses who have hitherto stalked it. The 

iron-faced suffragist propagandist, if she gets a man at all, must get 

one wholly without sentimental experience. If he has any, her crude 

manoeuvres make him laugh and he is repelled by her lack of pulchritude 

and amiability. All such suffragists (save a few miraculous beauties) 

marry ninth-rate men when they marry at all. They have to put up with 

the sort of castoffs who are almost ready to fall in love with lady 

physicists, embryologists, and embalmers. 

 

Fortunately for the human race, the campaigns of these indignant 

viragoes will come to naught. Men will keep on pursuing women until 

hell freezes over, and women will keep luring them on. If the latter 

enterprise were abandoned, in fact, the whole game of love would play 

out, for not many men take any notice of women spontaneously. Nine men 

out of ten would be quite happy, I believe, if there were no women in 


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