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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

perseverance." Again the italics are mine. What we have here is merely 

the old, old delusion of masculine enterprise in amour--the concept of 

man as a lascivious monster and of woman as his shrinking victim--in 

brief, the Don Juan idea in fresh bib and tucker. In such bilge lie the 

springs of many of the most vexatious delusions of the world, and of 

some of its loudest farce no less. It is thus that fatuous old maids are 

led to look under their beds for fabulous ravishers, and to cry out that 

they have been stabbed with hypodermic needles in cinema theatres, and 

to watch furtively for white slavers in railroad stations. It is thus, 

indeed, that the whole white-slave mountebankery has been launched, 

with its gaudy fictions and preposterous alarms. And it is thus, more 

importantly, that whole regiments of neurotic wives have been convinced 

that their children are monuments, not to a co-operation in which their 

own share was innocent and cordial, but to the solitary libidinousness 

of their swinish and unconscionable husbands. 

 

Dr. Gamble, of course, is speaking of the lower fauna in the time of 

Noah. A literal application of her theory to man today is enough to bring 

it to a reductio ad absurdum. Which sex of Homo sapiens actually does 

the primping and parading that she describes? Which runs to "beautiful 

coloring," sartorial, hirsute, facial? Which encases itself in vestments 

which "serve no other useful purpose than to aid in securing the 

favours" of the other? The insecurity of the gifted savante's position 

is at once apparent. The more convincingly she argues that the primeval 

mud-hens and she mackerel had to be anesthetized with spectacular 

decorations in order to "endure the caresses" of their beaux, the more 

she supports the thesis that men have to be decoyed and bamboozled into 

love today. In other words, her argument turns upon and destroys itself. 

Carried to its last implication, it holds that women are all Donna 

Juanitas, and that if they put off their millinery and cosmetics, and 

abandoned the shameless sexual allurements of their scanty dress, men 

could not "endure their caresses." 

 

To be sure, Dr. Gamble by no means draws this disconcerting conclusion 

herself. To the contrary, she clings to the conventional theory that the 

human female of today is no more than the plaything of the concupiscent 

male, and that she must wait for the feminist millenium to set her 

free from his abominable pawings. But she can reach this notion only 


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