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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

Bismarck and Lincoln had it; in Shakespeare, if the Freudians are to be 

believed, it amounted to downright homosexuality. The essential traits 

and qualities of the male, the hallmarks of the unpolluted masculine, 

are at the same time the hall-marks of the Schalskopf. The caveman is 

all muscles and mush. Without a woman to rule him and think for him, he 

is a truly lamentable spectacle: a baby with whiskers, a rabbit with the 

frame of an aurochs, a feeble and preposterous caricature of God. 

 

It would be an easy matter, indeed, to demonstrate that superior talent 

in man is practically always accompanied by this feminine flavour--that 

complete masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable. Lest 

I be misunderstood I hasten to add that I do not mean to say that 

masculinity contributes nothing to the complex of chemico-physiological 

reactions which produces what we call talent; all I mean to say is that 

this complex is impossible without the feminine contribution that it is 

a product of the interplay of the two elements. In women of genius we 

see the opposite picture. They are commonly distinctly mannish, and 

shave as well as shine. Think of George Sand, Catherine the Great, 

Elizabeth of England, Rosa Bonheur, Teresa Carreo or Cosima Wagner. 

The truth is that neither sex, without some fertilization by the 

complementary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches 

of human endeavour. Man, without a saving touch of woman in him, is too 

doltish, too naive and romantic, too easily deluded and lulled to sleep 

by his imagination to be anything above a cavalryman, a theologian or 

a bank director. And woman, without some trace of that divine 

innocence which is masculine, is too harshly the realist for those vast 

projections of the fancy which lie at the heart of what we call genius. 

Here, as elsewhere in the universe, the best effects are obtained by a 

mingling of elements. The wholly manly man lacks the wit necessary to 

give objective form to his soaring and secret dreams, and the wholly 

womanly woman is apt to be too cynical a creature to dream at all. 

 

 

 

 

3. The Masculine Bag of Tricks 

 

 

What men, in their egoism, constantly mistake for a deficiency of 

intelligence in woman is merely an incapacity for mastering that mass 

of small intellectual tricks, that complex of petty knowledges, that 

collection of cerebral rubber stamps, which constitutes the chief mental 


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