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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

especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat 

of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace 

alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series 

of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. Wars are no longer waged by 

the will of superior men, capable of judging dispassionately and 

intelligently the causes behind them and the effects flowing out of 

them. They are now begun by first throwing a mob into a panic; they 

are ended only when it has spent its ferine fury. Here the effect 

of civilization has been to reduce the noblest of the arts, once the 

repository of an exalted etiquette and the chosen avocation of the very 

best men of the race, to the level of a riot of peasants. All the wars 

of Christendom are now disgusting and degrading; the conduct of them 

has passed out of the hands of nobles and knights and into the hands of 

mob-orators, money-lenders, and atrocity-mongers. To recreate one's self 

with war in the grand manner, as Prince Eugene, Marlborough and the Old 

Dessauer knew it, one must now go among barbarian peoples. 

 

Women are nearly always against war in modern times, for the reasons 

brought forward to justify it are usually either transparently dishonest 

or childishly sentimental, and hence provoke their scorn. But once the 

business is begun, they commonly favour its conduct outrance, and are 

thus in accord with the theory of the great captains of more spacious 

days. In Germany, during the late war, the protests against the 

Schrecklichkeit practised by the imperial army and navy did not come 

from women, but from sentimental men; in England and the United States 

there is no record that any woman ever raised her voice against the 

blockade which destroyed hundreds of thousands of German children. I was 

on both sides of the bloody chasm during the war, and I cannot recall 

meeting a single woman who subscribed to the puerile doctrine that, in 

so vast a combat between nations, there could still be categories of 

non-combatants, with a right of asylum on armed ships and in garrisoned 

towns. This imbecility was maintained only by men, large numbers of whom 

simultaneously took part in wholesale massacres of such non-combatants. 

The women were superior to such hypocrisy. They recognized the nature 

of modern war instantly and accurately, and advocated no disingenuous 

efforts to conceal it. 

 

 

 

 

14. Pseudo-Anaesthesia 

 

 

The feminine talent for concealing emotion is probably largely 


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