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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

their sagacity, and one of the most disdained of their sex, a lady 

formerly in public life, was among His regular advisers. Mariolatry is 

thus by no means the invention of the mediaeval popes, as Protestant 

theologians would have us believe. On the contrary, it is plainly 

discernible in the Four Gospels. What the mediaeval popes actually 

invented (or, to be precise, reinvented, for they simply borrowed the 

elements of it from St. Paul) was the doctrine of women's inferiority, 

the precise opposite of the thing credited to them. Committed, for 

sound reasons of discipline, to the celibacy of the clergy, they had 

to support it by depicting all traffic with women in the light of 

a hazardous and ignominious business. The result was the deliberate 

organization and development of the theory of female triviality, lack 

of responsibility and general looseness of mind. Woman became a sort of 

devil, but without the admired intelligence of the regular demons. The 

appearance of women saints, however, offered a constant and embarrassing 

criticism of this idiotic doctrine. If occasional women were fit to sit 

upon the right hand of God--and they were often proving it, and forcing 

the church to acknowledge it--then surely all women could not be as bad 

as the books made them out. There thus arose the concept of the angelic 

woman, the natural vestal; we see her at full length in the romances 

of mediaeval chivalry. What emerged in the end was a sort of double 

doctrine, first that women were devils and secondly that they were 

angels. This preposterous dualism has merged, as we have seen, into a 

compromise dogma in modern times. By that dogma it is held, on the one 

hand, that women are unintelligent and immoral, and on the other 

hand, that they are free from all those weaknesses of the flesh which 

distinguish men. This, roughly speaking, is the notion of the average 

male numskull today. 

 

Christianity has thus both libelled women and flattered them, but with 

the weight always on the side of the libel. It is therefore, at bottom, 

their enemy, as the religion of Christ, now wholly extinct, was their 

friend. And as they gradually throw off the shackles that have bound 

them for a thousand years they show appreciation of the fact. Women, 

indeed, are not naturally religious, and they are growing less and less 

religious as year chases year. Their ordinary devotion has little if any 

pious exaltation in it; it is a routine practice, force on them by the 


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