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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

reflective and analytical sort of women are almost always directed to 

men whose lack of pulchritude makes them easier to bring down, and, 

what is more important still, easier to hold down. The weight of opinion 

among women is decidedly against the woman who falls in love with an 

Apollo. She is regarded, at best, as flighty creature, and at worst, 

as one pushing bad taste to the verge of indecency. Such weaknesses are 

resigned to women approaching senility, and to the more ignoble variety 

of women labourers. A shop girl, perhaps, may plausibly fall in love 

with a moving-picture actor, and a half-idiotic old widow may succumb 

to a youth with shoulders like the Parthenon, but no woman of poise and 

self-respect, even supposing her to be transiently flustered by a lovely 

buck, would yield to that madness for an instant, or confess it to her 

dearest friend. Women know how little such purely superficial values are 

worth. The voice of their order, the first taboo of their freemasonry, 

is firmly against making a sentimental debauch of the serious business 

of marriage. 

 

This disdain of the pretty fellow is often accounted for by amateur 

psychologists on the ground that women are anesthetic to beauty--that 

they lack the quick and delicate responsiveness of man. Nothing could 

be more absurd. Women, in point of fact, commonly have a far keener 

aesthetic sense than men. Beauty is more important to them; they 

give more thought to it; they crave more of it in their immediate 

surroundings. The average man, at least in England and America, takes 

a sort of bovine pride in his anaesthesia to the arts; he can think of 

them only as sources of tawdry and somewhat discreditable amusement; one 

seldom hears of him showing half the enthusiasm for any beautiful thing 

that his wife displays in the presence, of a fine fabric, an effective 

colour, or a graceful form, say in millinery. The truth is that women 

are resistant to so-called beauty in men for the simple and sufficient 

reason that such beauty is chiefly imaginary. A truly beautiful man, 

indeed, is as rare as a truly beautiful piece of jewelry. What men 

mistake for beauty in themselves is usually nothing save a certain 

hollow gaudiness, a revolting flashiness, the superficial splendour of a 

prancing animal. The most lovely moving picture actor, considered in the 

light of genuine aesthetic values, is no more than a piece of vulgarity; 


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