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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

female beauty as is on display in Christendom, bring to their judgments 

a capacity but slightly greater than that a cow would bring to the 

estimation of epistemologies. They are so unfitted for the business 

that they are even unable to agree upon its elements. Let one such 

man succumb to the plaster charms of some prancing miss, and all his 

friends will wonder what is the matter with him. No two are in accord as 

to which is the most beautiful woman in their own town or street. Turn 

six of them loose in millinery shop or the parlour of a bordello, and 

there will be no dispute whatsoever; each will offer the crown of love 

and beauty to a different girl. 

 

And what aesthetic deafness, dumbness and blindness thus open the way 

for, vanity instantly reinforces. That is to say, once a normal man has 

succumbed to the meretricious charms of a definite fair one (or, more 

accurately, once a definite fair one has marked him out and grabbed him 

by the nose), he defends his choice with all the heat and steadfastness 

appertaining to the defense of a point of the deepest honour. To tell a 

man flatly that his wife is not beautiful, or even that his stenographer 

or manicurist is not beautiful, is so harsh and intolerable an insult to 

his taste that even an enemy seldom ventures upon it. One would offend 

him far less by arguing that his wife is an idiot. One would relatively 

speaking, almost caress him by spitting into his eye. The ego of the 

male is simply unable to stomach such an affront. It is a weapon as 

discreditable as the poison of the Borgias. 

 

Thus, on humane grounds, a conspiracy of silence surrounds the delusion 

of female beauty, and so its victim is permitted to get quite as much 

delight out of it as if it were sound. The baits he swallows most are 

not edible and nourishing baits, but simply bright and gaudy ones. He 

succumbs to a pair of well-managed eyes, a graceful twist of the body, 

a synthetic complexion or a skilful display of ankles without giving 

the slightest thought to the fact that a whole woman is there, and 

that within the cranial cavity of the woman lies a brain, and that the 

idiosyncrasies of that brain are of vastly more importance than all 

imaginable physical stigmata combined. Those idiosyncrasies may make for 

amicable relations in the complex and difficult bondage called marriage; 

they may, on the contrary, make for joustings of a downright impossible 


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