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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

taste, he finds that she is rather depressing--that his vanity is almost 

as painfully damaged by her emotional inertness as it would have been 

by a too provocative and hedonistic spirit. For the thing that chiefly 

delights a man, when some woman has gone through the solemn buffoonery 

of yielding to his great love, is the sharp and flattering contrast 

between her reserve in the presence of other men and her enchanting 

complaisance in the presence of himself. Here his vanity is enormously 

tickled. To the world in general she seems remote and unapproachable; to 

him she is docile, fluttering, gurgling, even a bit abandoned. It is 

as if some great magnifico male, some inordinate czar or kaiser, should 

step down from the throne to play dominoes with him behind the door. 

The greater the contrast between the lady's two fronts, the greater 

his satisfaction-up to, of course, the point where his suspicions are 

aroused. Let her diminish that contrast ever so little on the public 

side--by smiling at a handsome actor, by saying a word too many to an 

attentive head-waiter, by holding the hand of the rector of the parish, 

by winking amiably at his brother or at her sister's husband--and at once 

the poor fellow begins to look for clandestine notes, to employ private 

inquiry agents, and to scrutinize the eyes, ears, noses and hair of his 

children with shameful doubts. This explains many domestic catastrophes. 

 

 

 

 

15. Mythical Anthropophagi 

 

 

The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. One 

often encounters references to her in literature, but who has ever 

met her in real life? As for me, I doubt that such a monster has ever 

actually existed. There are, of course, women who spend a great deal of 

time denouncing and reviling men, but these are certainly not genuine 

man-haters; they are simply women who have done their utmost to 

snare men, and failed. Of such sort are the majority of inflammatory 

suffragettes of the sex-hygiene and birth-control species. The rigid 

limitation of offspring, in fact, is chiefly advocated by women who run 

no more risk of having unwilling motherhood forced upon them than so 

many mummies of the Tenth Dynasty. All their unhealthy interest in such 

noisome matters has behind it merely a subconscious yearning to attract 

the attention of men, who are supposed to be partial to enterprises that 

are difficult or forbidden. But certainly the enterprise of dissuading 


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