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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

self-immolation; the most she genuinely desires in that direction is 

a spectacular martyrdom. No woman delights in poverty. No woman yields 

when she can prevail. No woman is honestly meek. 

 

In their practical ethics, indeed, women pay little heed to the precepts 

of the Founder of Christianity, and the fact has passed into proverb. 

Their gentleness, like the so-called honour of men, is visible only in 

situations which offer them no menace. The moment a woman finds herself 

confronted by an antagonist genuinely dangerous, either to her own 

security or to the well-being of those under her protection--say a child 

or a husband--she displays a bellicosity which stops at nothing, however 

outrageous. In the courts of law one occasionally encounters a male 

extremist who tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the 

truth, even when it is against his cause, but no such woman has ever 

been on view since the days of Justinian. It is, indeed, an axiom of the 

bar that women invariably lie upon the stand, and the whole effort of 

a barrister who has one for a client is devoted to keeping her within 

bounds, that the obtuse suspicions of the male jury may not be unduly 

aroused. Women litigants almost always win their cases, not, as is 

commonly assumed, because the jurymen fall in love with them, but simply 

and solely because they are clear-headed, resourceful, implacable and 

without qualms. 

 

What is here visible in the halls of justice, in the face of a vast 

technical equipment for combating mendacity, is ten times more obvious 

in freer fields. Any man who is so unfortunate as to have a serious 

controversy with a woman, say in the departments of finance, theology 

or amour, must inevitably carry away from it a sense of having passed 

through a dangerous and almost gruesome experience. Women not only bite 

in the clinches; they bite even in open fighting; they have a dental 

reach, so to speak, of amazing length. No attack is so desperate that 

they will not undertake it, once they are aroused; no device is so 

unfair and horrifying that it stays them. In my early days, desiring to 

improve my prose, I served for a year or so as reporter for a newspaper 

in a police court, and during that time I heard perhaps four hundred 

cases of so-called wife-beating. The husbands, in their defence, almost 

invariably pleaded justification, and some of them told such tales of 

studied atrocity at the domestic hearth, both psychic and physical, that 


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