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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

he invariably bites. 

 

Perhaps one of the chief charms of woman lies precisely in the fact that 

they are dishonorable, i.e., that they are relatively uncivilized. In 

the midst of all the puerile repressions and inhibitions that hedge them 

round, they continue to show a gipsy spirit. No genuine woman ever 

gives a hoot for law if law happens to stand in the way of her private 

interest. She is essentially an outlaw, a rebel, what H. G. Wells 

calls a nomad. The boons of civilization are so noisily cried up by 

sentimentalists that we are all apt to overlook its disadvantages. 

Intrinsically, it is a mere device for regimenting men. Its perfect 

symbol is the goose-step. The most civilized man is simply that man who 

has been most successful in caging and harnessing his honest and natural 

instincts-that is, the man who has done most cruel violence to his own 

ego in the interest of the commonweal. The value of this commonweal is 

always overestimated. What is it at bottom? Simply the greatest good to 

the greatest number--of petty rogues, ignoramuses and poltroons. 

 

The capacity for submitting to and prospering comfortably under this 

cheese-monger's civilization is far more marked in men than in women, 

and far more in inferior men than in men of the higher categories. It 

must be obvious to even so pathetic an ass as a university professor of 

history that very few of the genuinely first-rate men of the race 

have been, wholly civilized, in the sense that the term is employed 

in newspapers and in the pulpit. Think of Caesar, Bonaparte, Luther, 

Frederick the Great, Cromwell, Barbarossa, Innocent III, Bolivar, 

Hannibal, Alexander, and to come down to our own time, Grant, Stonewall 

Jackson, Bismarck, Wagner, Garibaldi and Cecil Rhodes. 

 

 

 

 

13. Women and the Emotions 

 

 

The fact that women have a greater capacity than men for controlling 

and concealing their emotions is not an indication that they are more 

civilized, but a proof that they are less civilized. This capacity, 

so rare today, and withal so valuable and worthy of respect, is a 

characteristic of savages, not of civilized men, and its loss is one 

of the penalties that the race has paid for the tawdry boon of 

civilization. Your true savage, reserved, dignified, and courteous, 

knows how to mask his feelings, even in the face of the most desperate 

assault upon them; your civilized man is forever yielding to them. 

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; 


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