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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

also the land of canned soup, of canned pork and beans, of whole meals 

in cans, and of everything else ready-made. And nowhere else is there 

more striking tendency to throw the whole business of training the 

minds of children upon professional teachers, and the whole business of 

instructing them in morals and religion upon so-called Sunday-schools, 

and the whole business of developing and caring for their bodies upon 

playground experts, sex hygienists and other such professionals, most of 

them mountebanks. 

 

In brief, women rebel--often unconsciously, sometimes even submitting 

all the while--against the dull, mechanical tricks of the trade that the 

present organization of society compels them to practise for a living, 

and that rebellion testifies to their intelligence. If they enjoyed and 

took pride in those tricks, and showed it by diligence and skill, they 

would be on all fours with such men as are headwaiters, ladies' tailors, 

schoolmasters or carpet-beaters, and proud of it. The inherent tendency 

of any woman above the most stupid is to evade the whole obligation, 

and, if she cannot actually evade it, to reduce its demands to the 

minimum. And when some accident purges her, either temporarily or 

permanently, of the inclination to marriage (of which much more anon), 

and she enters into competition with men in the general business of the 

world, the sort of career that she commonly carves out offers additional 

evidence of her mental peculiarity. In whatever calls for no more than 

an invariable technic and a feeble chicanery she usually fails; in 

whatever calls for independent thought and resourcefulness she usually 

succeeds. Thus she is almost always a failure as a lawyer, for the law 

requires only an armament of hollow phrases and stereotyped formulae, 

and a mental habit which puts these phantasms above sense, truth and 

justice; and she is almost always a failure in business, for business, 

in the main, is so foul a compound of trivialities and rogueries that 

her sense of intellectual integrity revolts against it. But she 

is usually a success as a sick-nurse, for that profession requires 

ingenuity, quick comprehension, courage in the face of novel and 

disconcerting situations, and above all, a capacity for penetrating and 

dominating character; and whenever she comes into competition with 

men in the arts, particularly on those secondary planes where simple 

nimbleness of mind is unaided by the masterstrokes of genius, she holds 


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