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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

paltry customer, or about some routine piece of tawdry swindling; but 

not even the most egoistic man would fail to sound the sentiment of his 

wife about taking a partner into his business, or about standing for 

public office, or about combating unfair and ruinous competition, 

or about marrying off their daughter. Such things are of massive 

importance; they lie at the foundation of well-being; they call for the 

best thought that the man confronted by them can muster; the perils 

hidden in a wrong decision overcome even the clamors of vanity. It is 

in such situations that the superior mental grasp of women is of obvious 

utility, and has to be admitted. It is here that they rise above the 

insignificant sentimentalities, superstitions and formulae of men, 

and apply to the business their singular talent for separating the 

appearance from the substance, and so exercise what is called their 

intuition. 

 

Intuition? With all respect, bosh! Then it was intuition that led Darwin 

to work out the hypothesis of natural selection. Then it was intuition 

that fabricated the gigantically complex score of "Die Walkure." Then 

it was intuition that convinced Columbus of the existence of land to the 

west of the Azores. All this intuition of which so much 

transcendental rubbish is merchanted is no more and no less than 

intelligence--intelligence so keen that it can penetrate to the hidden 

truth through the most formidable wrappings of false semblance and 

demeanour, and so little corrupted by sentimental prudery that it is 

equal to the even more difficult task of hauling that truth out into the 

light, in all its naked hideousness. Women decide the larger questions 

of life correctly and quickly, not because they are lucky guessers, not 

because they are divinely inspired, not because they practise a magic 

inherited from savagery, but simply and solely because they have sense. 

They see at a glance what most men could not see with searchlights and 

telescopes; they are at grips with the essentials of a problem before 

men have finished debating its mere externals. They are the supreme 

realists of the race. Apparently illogical, they are the possessors of 

a rare and subtle super-logic. Apparently whimsical, they hang to the 

truth with a tenacity which carries them through every phase of its 

incessant, jellylike shifting of form. Apparently unobservant and easily 

deceived, they see with bright and horrible eyes. In men, too, the same 


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