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Table of contents
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

analysis, whatever she sets before him, and his lack of intelligence 

makes it easy for her to shut off his academic criticisms by bald 

appeals to his emotions. By an easy process he finally attaches a 

positive value to her indolence. It is a proof, he concludes, of her 

fineness of soul. In the presence of her lofty incompetence he is 

abashed. 

 

But as women, gaining economic autonomy, meet men in progressively 

bitterer competition, the rising masculine distrust and fear of them 

will be reflected even in the enchanted domain of marriage, and the 

husband, having yielded up most of his old rights, will begin to reveal 

a new jealousy of those that remain, and particularly of the right to a 

fair quid pro quo for his own docile industry. In brief, as women shake 

off their ancient disabilities they will also shake off some of their 

ancient immunities, and their doings will come to be regarded with a 

soberer and more exigent scrutiny than now prevails. The extension of 

the suffrage, I believe, will encourage this awakening; in wresting 

it from the reluctant male the women of the western world have planted 

dragons' teeth, the which will presently leap up and gnaw them. Now that 

women have the political power to obtain their just rights, they 

will begin to lose their old power to obtain special privileges by 

sentimental appeals. Men, facing them squarely, will consider them 

anew, not as romantic political and social invalids, to be coddled 

and caressed, but as free competitors in a harsh world. When that 

reconsideration gets under way there will be a general overhauling of 

the relations between the sexes, and some of the fair ones, I suspect, 

will begin to wonder why they didn't let well enough alone. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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