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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

of George Sand to the day of Selma Lagerlof she has always got into 

her character study a touch of superior aloofness, of ill-concealed 

derision. I can't recall a single masculine figure created by a woman 

who is not, at bottom, a booby. 

 

 

 

 

2. Women's Intelligence 

 

 

That it should still be necessary, at this late stage in the senility of 

the human race to argue that women have a fine and fluent intelligence 

is surely an eloquent proof of the defective observation, incurable 

prejudice, and general imbecility of their lords and masters. One finds 

very few professors of the subject, even among admitted feminists, 

approaching the fact as obvious; practically all of them think it 

necessary to bring up a vast mass of evidence to establish what should 

be an axiom. Even the Franco Englishman, W. L. George, one of the 

most sharp-witted of the faculty, wastes a whole book up on the 

demonstration, and then, with a great air of uttering something new, 

gives it the humourless title of "The Intelligence of Women." The 

intelligence of women, forsooth! As well devote a laborious time to the 

sagacity of serpents, pickpockets, or Holy Church! 

 

Women, in truth, are not only intelligent; they have almost a monopoly 

of certain of the subtler and more utile forms of intelligence. The 

thing itself, indeed, might be reasonably described as a special 

feminine character; there is in it, in more than one of its 

manifestations, a femaleness as palpable as the femaleness of cruelty, 

masochism or rouge. Men are strong. Men are brave in physical combat. 

Men have sentiment. Men are romantic, and love what they conceive to be 

virtue and beauty. Men incline to faith, hope and charity. Men know how 

to sweat and endure. Men are amiable and fond. But in so far as they 

show the true fundamentals of intelligence--in so far as they reveal 

a capacity for discovering the kernel of eternal verity in the husk of 

delusion and hallucination and a passion for bringing it forth--to that 

extent, at least, they are feminine, and still nourished by the milk of 

their mothers. "Human creatures," says George, borrowing from Weininger, 

"are never entirely male or entirely female; there are no men, there are 

no women, but only sexual majorities." Find me an obviously intelligent 

man, a man free from sentimentality and illusion, a man hard to deceive, 

a man of the first class, and I'll show you a man with a wide streak 

of woman in him. Bonaparte had it; Goethe had it; Schopenhauer had it; 


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