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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

Women, to get upon all fours with men in such stupid occupations, will 

have to commit spiritual suicide, which is probably much further than 

they will ever actually go. Thus a shade of their present superiority 

to men will always remain, and with it a shade of their relative 

inefficiency, and so marriage will remain attractive to them, or at all 

events to most of them, and its overthrow will be prevented. To abolish 

it entirely, as certain fevered reformers propose, would be as difficult 

as to abolish the precession of the equinoxes. 

 

At the present time women vacillate somewhat absurdly between two 

schemes of life, the old and the new. On the one hand, their economic 

independence is still full of conditions, and on the other hand they are 

in revolt against the immemorial conventions. The result is a general 

unrest, with many symptoms of extravagant and unintelligent revolt. 

One of those symptoms is the appearance of intellectual striving in 

women--not a striving, alas, toward the genuine pearls and rubies of the 

mind, but one merely toward the acquirement of the rubber stamps that 

men employ in their so-called thinking. Thus we have women who launch 

themselves into party politics, and fill their heads with a vast mass 

of useless knowledge about political tricks, customs, theories and 

personalities. Thus, too, we have the woman social reformer, trailing 

along ridiculously behind a tatterdemalion posse of male utopians, 

each with something to sell. And thus we have the woman who goes in for 

advanced wisdom of the sort on draught in women's clubs--in brief, 

the sort of wisdom which consists entirely of a body of beliefs and 

propositions that are ignorant, unimportant and untrue. Such banal 

striving is most prodigally on display in the United States, where 

superficiality amounts to a national disease. Its popularity is due to 

the relatively greater leisure of the American people, who work less 

than any other people in the world, and, above all, to the relatively 

greater leisure of American women. Thousands of them have been 

emancipated from any compulsion to productive labour without having 

acquired any compensatory intellectual or artistic interest or social 

duty. The result is that they swarm in the women's clubs, and waste 

their time, listening to bad poetry, worse music, and still worse 

lectures on Maeterlinck, Balkan politics and the subconscious. It is 

among such women that one observes the periodic rages for Bergsonism, 


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