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Actors, the, in modern society, 214

Adultery, committed by the artist when he marries, 89; in case of positive woman due to long absence of husband, 189; caused by vanity, 189 n., 219; during war-time misunderstood by fools, 190, 191; of the woman owing to her husband's impotence, 194; in positive woman due to childlessness, 202

Affectation, a sign of misery in spinsters, 240

Alcohol, a sublimator of sex, 248

Alfred the Great, the masculinity of his mother, 158

Anæmia, pernicious effects of, in the positive girl, 116, 117

Anglo-Saxons, their lack of insight, 361–3

Aristotle, his doctrine of catharsis, 247

Art, only a weapon in the hands of positive women, 65, 66; all forms of, man's invention, 325; why women turn to, 349

Artist, the, often ruined by his success with women, 85; commits adultery when he marries, 89

Athletics, pernicious effect of, on the positive girl, 113–5

Births, table of legitimate and illegitimate, 128 n.

Body, the, thrilled by sexual union and also by order, 58–60; the joys of the healthy, never pall, 87; care of the, in positive girls essential, 117; the, ruined by Puritanism in both rich and poor, 118; the joys of the, most important in life, 149

Byron, unhappy married life of, 143; the masculinity of his mother, 158; on cant, 250 n.; attitude of women towards his Don Juan, 279 n.; his unfortunate relationship to his mother, 316; on women and false sentiment, 319 n.

Calvin, hostile to life, 11; altogether negative, 13 n.

Cant, see Introduction. The inevitable ingredient in every movement in England, 250; Byron on, 250 n.

Carlyle, unhappy married life of, 143

Catholic Church, honest and practical regarding superfluous women, 32; its wise organization of spinsters, 274, 275

Celibacy, in the Catholic Church enforced by poverty, 329 n.

Change, a necessary tonic in life, 140

Charles I ruled by social instinct, 45

Childlessness, as an end destructive of conjugal happiness, 204; its bad effect on the husband, 205, 206; a cause of divorce, 207–10; longer endured by the negative than the positive woman, 215

Children, positive if healthy, 13, 14; healthy, the best pattern for the positive man, 15; the seriousness of positive, 15, 16; positive to everything, 18–20; their restless energy, 37; their misrepresentation of their restlessness, 38; their unconscious motives, 39; the object of woman's eternal gratitude, 42; their healthy contempt of sickness and deformity, 101; their taste should be guided along healthy lines, 101,

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    102 n.; the regulation of the procreation of, the object of marriage, 138; a consolation to the wife for decline in her husband's affection, 148, 149; a separating force in marriage, 149; no bodily consolation to the father, 149; during regular bearing of, a woman rarely tempted to leave her husband, 179; do not necessarily increase love between the parents, 180–4; frequently a source of friction, 183; much more important to the wife than the husband is, 185; not consciously desired by the dissatisfied wife, 201 n.; necessary to introduce variety into the home, 205; the pernicious relations of spinsters with, 241

Christianity, logically condemns sex and advocates eternal life, 4, 5; responsible for decadent doctrines, 102 n.; teaches nonsensical doctrine of "union of souls" in marriage, 137; and thus responsible for degeneration, 139; responsible for degeneration, 176 n.; a sublimator of sex, 248; attractive to the negative spinster, 258

Cleanmindedness, destroyed by sexual abstinence, 173; only obtained by healthy gratification, 174

Cleverness, exaggerated value attached to, nowadays often leads to unhappy marriages, 85

Cohabitation, pernicious during gestation and suckling, 163–5

Colbert, ruled by social instinct, 45

Companionship, impossible in marriage, 147

Concubine, necessary for positive young man, 172

Conscience, a guilty, merely costive, 18; woman tries to rule man by giving him a guilty, 197 n..

Constipation, bad effects of, 115

Contempt, inevitable in modern love-matches, 143, 144

Contraceptives, unknown to the body, 75; because they cause sterility lead to adultery in the woman, 195, 196; deleterious effect of, 203, 205 n., 211

Co-respondent, the, a vain fool, 191, 193; the, always vain, 200; his vanity, 211; far too lightly treated in England, 223

Courtship, should be an adventure, but to-day is not, 142

Criminals, the vanity of, 226 n.

Davison, Emily, her marvellous rush at the Derby, 312

Death, the necessary counterpart of sex, 3

Degeneration, of modern man, 161 (see also Introduction); the object of society to-day, 166

Democracy, has been proved fatal to civilization, 362

De Quincey, on the evil effects of repression, 246; his unfortunate relationship to his mother, 316

Desire, killed by gratification, 141

Dickens, Charles, unhappy married life of, 143

Discipline, of healthy children most difficult, 20; the object of, 21

Disraeli, ruled by social instinct, 45; an able man capable of fulsome flattery, 338

Divorce, rarer where there are many children, 180; high figures for, in cases of small families, 202; majority of petitions made by men, 207; some statistics of, 208; childlessness a cause of, 207–10; chart of, according to professions, 211; higher percentage of, in professional classes, 212; of the negative couple, 216

Domestic work, value of, 266

Don Juan, the cold, 222

Dostoiewsky, on the vanity of criminals, 226 n.

Education, in England produces womanly men, 175

Elizabeth, Queen, her vanity, 337, 338; her success as a ruler largely due to her unlimited capacity for lies, 315 n.

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Emma of Normandy, a remarkable woman, 292, 293

England, full of negative and asexual women, 53; lacking in positive men, 97; disregard of the body in, 112, 113; men made negative in, for 270 years, 119; her "trousered women," 156 n., 162; large proportion of negative women in, account for adultery out of vanity, 189 n.; public opinion in, chiefly ruled by Puritanical old ladies, 190; co-respondents treated too lightly in, 223; marriage in, often peaceful through negativism, 227; women less positive in, 247; cheerful spinsters in, a bad sign, 248; prostitution most degraded in, 251; hypocritical attitude towards prostitution in, 252; more misery and disorder in, connected with sex, than anywhere else, 260; full of homes owned by wealthy spinsters, 269, 271; cooking in, atrocious, 299; and clothing inferior, 300

Englishman, less positive than the Frenchman, 92; has less social instinct than the Frenchman, 92, 94; increasingly negative, 94; his negativism, 119; his erroneous views of woman's virtues, 308

Eternal Life, doctrine of, hostile to sex, 4

Exuberance, high sexual, often accompanies superior spiritual gifts, 84; lack of, makes both men and women unhappy, 96; sexual, not required in modern industrial slaves, 96

Family, the, created by monogamy, 135

Father, the reasons of his attachment to the family, 186, 187

Female, the positiveness of the, almost unbreakable, 22

Femaleness, in the male due to snubbed sex and broken spirit, 156

Feminism, a phenomenon of male degeneration, 35 (see also Introduction); the ruling creed of English journalists and writers 272 n.; largely the creation of wealthy spinsters, 273; the creed of the age, 278; to be condemned even from the hedonistic point of view, 335; rout of, essential, 345; stupid and wrong, 362; bound to be given a trial in Anglo-Saxon countries, 363, 364; likely to grow stronger, 365

Flapper, the courage of the healthy English, 105; helped by her vanity, 106

Food, joking over, a sign of negativeness, 15

Football, bad for men, barbarous for women, 114

France, old maids in, always unbearable, 112

Francis, St., of Assisi, ruled by social instinct, 45

Friendship, requires change and separation, 140; affords recreation, 146, 147

Gibbon, on the importance of women among the Teutons, 280, 291

Girl, the first meeting of the positive, with a possible mate, 80, 81; her disappointment to-day, 81; foolish prejudices that mislead the positive, in the choice of a mate, 82; the French, always watched, 92; the English, less positive than the French, 93, 94; the positive, often disappointed in marriage, 95; tragic plight of the positive English, 97; the conflict between her body and modern ideals in the positive English, 104; her self-contempt and pessimism, 105; only the positive, makes the hateful spinster, 111; the negative, makes a cheerful old maid, 112; the positive, often ruined by athletics, 113; care of her body imperative, 117; the positive, converted to negativism by her husband, 118, 121, 122

Good, definition of, in a positive sense, 10–12, 53

Greece, schools for initiation into sex in, 253

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Greeks, schools for initiation into sex among the, 172

Health, means pleasurable functioning, 151

Hermaphroditism in both sexes, 155

Hindus, their healthy teaching about marriage, 102 n.; their wise regulations for wives separated from their husbands, 189 n.; their provision for women childless through husband's fault, 194 n.; destined their daughters for marriage only, 276 n.; description of woman in their sacred book, 280, 281; on woman's disregard for beauty, 325; the poorest caste the most respected among the, 330; their wisdom in controlling their women, 325, 336, 344

Homosexuality, admired by Weininger but condemned by the author, 53

Humanitarianism, an outlet for the spinster's love of power, 242; merely inverted sadism, 243; the harm done by, 244

Husband, the saviour of his wife's body, 107

Huxley, on woman's virtue, 308

Ill-Health, in girls due to waiting for marriage, 110

Impudence, the, of those who imagine they are capable of feeling and inspiring undying love, 145

Indian women, cynical treatment of by British, 299 n.

Infertility, danger of, to married life, 195–203

Instinct, defined, 43, 44; the three fundamental instincts, 44; the social, rules men like Napoleon, Charles I, Nietzsche, etc., 45; the self-preservative, rules cowards, anarchists, unscrupulous plutocrats, etc., 45; the reproductive, rules Woman, 46; the self-preservative, suspended during courtship, 89–91; the social, keeps reproductive, in control, 91

Instincts, sound, necessary for positiveness, 14

Intuition, in women and great men, 356

Joan of Arc, her mysterious powers, 358

John the Baptist, ruled by social instinct, 45

Judges, effeminacy of present-day, 354

Lady, no such thing has ever existed, 331

Laughter, not a characteristic of positiveness, 16; shrill, the social noise of Puritan countries, 17; the only positive form of, defined, 17

Leucorrhœa, bad effects of, 115–7

Life in Nature quite tasteless, 306

Love, illicit, some penalties of, 128; defined, 128; society's lie regarding permanence of, 129; permanent only in very rare cases, 130; may be an excuse for an illicit union but not for marriage, 139; only lasts if it is unconsummated, 141 n.; the delusion of lasting, 142; not necessarily deeper between parents of a large family, 180, 181

Lunacy, in females chiefly among the unmarried, 238 n.

Luvv, the right spelling for the maudlin modern idea of the nobler sentiment, 143; the corrosive of monogamic marriages, 143; as described in modern novels, 214

Lying, "physiological" in women, 281; in women vital and essential to life, 302–5

Lytton, Lord, his unhealthy influence, 101 n.

Male, the, naturally prehensile, 120

Man, cannot mould woman, 27; but can make her miserable and ill, 29; modern, less positive than woman, 23; a means unconsciously exploited by woman, 42; not generally ruled by reproductive instinct, 46; an amputation from Life, 55; reproductive instinct not univer-

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    sally predominant in, 55; social instinct most important in his life, 56; woman a temptation to the positive, 67, 69; practically asexual after performing the sexual act, 68; guided by social instinct to support woman and child, 68; the modern public school athlete a torture machine for women, 82, 83; guided by values in his choice of a mate, 98, 99; the positive, ruined by Puritanism, 152, 153; the positive, misled by Puritan values, 100, 102; duty of the positive, to give woman a clean conscience in regard to sex, 107; degeneration of, 161 (see also Introduction); the rarity of the male, in England, 161, 162; school of initiation into sex for, 172; effect of childlessness upon the positive, 205, 206; games, hobbies, and religion the substitutes for sexual variety for the positive, 207; the negative, guided by vanity, 222; the proud, disliked to-day, 224 n., 225; the modern, very much below even a modest idea of what man should be, 230; ruined and devitalized by commercialism, 265 (see also Introduction); the creative intelligence even in woman's sphere, 299; the Promethean type of, and the misery he creates, 333, 334; geniuses and unmitigated fools produced by the extreme variability of, 350, 351; his psychic powers, 360; his great variability, 367; most in need of transformation, 368

Manliness, absurd modern conception of, 82

Manu, Laws of, see Hindus

Marital fidelity, due to ill-health, 151

Mark Anthony, ruled by reproductive instinct, 45, 55

Marriage, erroneous to regard it is a sacrifice for women, 79; often a disappointment to the positive girl, 90; a social contrivance, 125; not a natural state, 126; hedonistic view of, reprehensible, 131, 132, 133, 134, 137; its utility, 133; in a chaotic condition in Europe owing to Christianity, 139; unhappy in most cases of men of genius, 143; modern, now on the rocks, 168; should be utilitarian, 169; points to be considered in, 169; right teaching regarding, 170; reform of, essential, 176; the fifth to the tenth the most critical years for, 210, 211; entered upon from vanity, 218; in England often peaceful owing to negativism, 227; should be the only calling for women, 276

Maternity, the pains of, exaggerated by modern women to give man a guilty conscience, 77; only intolerably painful in disease, 78; only "unselfish" in the case of a sick or badly formed woman, 78; increasing number of women suffering from, to-day, 79; only self-sacrifice in the case of sick females, 148 n.

Memory, ancestral, in women, 234

Meredith, George, on wealthy spinsters, 270

Mill, John Stuart, a henpecked philosopher, 282; inspired by his wife, 282; his foolish remarks on the nature of woman, 283–7; his false assumptions regarding woman, 289; a sentimental liar concerning women, 296; a pernicious liar, 345

Modesty defined, 224

Monogamy, natural to some animals but unnatural for man, 126; advantages of, chiefly social, 134–7; regulates the procreation of children, 138; disadvantages of, 139–67; precludes all change and respite, 140, 141; more satisfactory to the female than to the male, 148, 149, 150; may inflict sexual abstinence on the male during pregnancy of the wife, 165; productive of ill-health and degeneracy, 165

Mortal Life, desirable together with sex and other means thereto, 6–8, 12, 13; includes pain, 10; intellectual justification required for

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    constant attacks upon, 12; to be called Life, as being the only kind of Life we know, 13

Mother, the, loved by the true artist, 71; the positive, consciously desires her full sexual cycle, 77; importance of the early training of the child by the, 314, 315

Mother's milk, abominable substitutes for, 164

Napoleon, ruled by social instinct, 45; his dictum that women have no rank, 331, 332; and Madame de Staël, 337

Negativeness, defined, 13; noisy laughter a sign of, 17; the attitude of, towards childhood, 22; in woman, the outcome of sickness or degeneracy, 35

Negativism, responsible for chastity in England, 96; excellent from the Puritan point of view, 96; causes of deterioration to, 108–11; physical disorders due to, 112; positive girl converted to, by her husband, 118; in women through lack of mastery in men, 121, 122; incapable of lasting emotion, 130; impossible to calculate the vagaries of, 213; due to an atonic condition of the body, 215; confounds motherhood with martyrdom, 215; never guided by passion, 227

Nietzsche, ruled by social instinct, 45

Old Maid, the, less enthusiastic about "Woman's Cause" than the negative wife, 218 (see also Spinster)

Old Testament, honest in its attitude to disease, 101

Order, means greater happiness and security, 60

Orgasm, the, alone unsatisfying for the woman, 195

Pain, to be accepted because necessary to Mortal Life, 13; the depth and distinction gained by, 107.

Parents, should destine their daughters for marriage only, 276

Passion, does not grin and grimace, 221; never directs negative people, 227; euphemisms for lack of, 228

Paul, St., hostile to Life, 9, 11; altogether negative, 13; immoral because hostile to Life, 62

Penelope, her undesirability probably the cause of her fidelity, 190 n.; admiration of, 192 n.

Pessimism, the, of the positive English girl, 105

Philosopher, the positive, deeply interested in the child, 14, 15

Positiveness, defined, 13; the seriousness of, 16, 17; forgets all that mars interest in life, 17; rarely has a guilty conscience, 18; has no fear of pain, 18

Prayer Book, its wisdom in the Marriage Service, 107; its teaching regarding marriage, 138

Prehension, a male quality, 120; modern Englishman lacking in, 121

Prig, woman's epithet for the man of insight, 217

Procreation, improper and impious for cold-blooded Puritans, 34

Professional classes, reasons for high percentage of divorce in the, 212

Prostitute, the, loved by degenerates and anarchists, 71; the only kind of woman to whom man is everything, 73; driven by unfortunate circumstances to misunderstand her true needs, 76; the sadness of her lot not due to its moral turpitude, 254; her childless fate her severest penalty, 255 n.; not so by nature but made so by circumstances, 255

Prostitution, an evil in Western civilization because it is made so, 249; sexual, not necessarily the worst, 250; most degraded in England, 251; hypocritical attitude towards, in England, 252; Lecky on, 252 n.; as a school of initiation into sex, 253; necessity of placing, on a sound and more humane basis, 254

Puritan, the, his implacable loathing of sex, 5; and of all bodily matters,

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    8; immoral because hostile to Life, 62; by associating sexual pleasure with marriage only, responsible for mésalliances, 134; his outcry against wise marital infidelity, 166

Puritanism, has reduced men to nincompoops, 33; claims of, now heard because of increase in repulsive and botched people, 35; vitality impaired by depressing foods and drinks introduced by, 53; affected men more deeply than women in England, 94, 95; ruins the sexual life of the positive couple, 153; has destroyed the male man in England, 161

Purity, true and false, 100; the only true, is the outcome of fire, 100

Religion, as a compensation for sex, 245

Repression, De Quincey and Aristotle on bad effects of, 246, 247

Reynolds, Joshua, his bodiless child angels the ideal of the negative mind, 22

Sadism, in little girls, spinsters, and old women, 156; unconscious, in women, 157; humanitarianism an inverted form of, 243

Savouriness, a pre-requisite in marriage, 87

Scandal, loved by all decent, humane people, 311

Schopenhauer, hostile to Life, 11; the masculinity of his mother, 158; on woman as the voice of the species, 178; his conclusions vitiated by his failure to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy, 213 n.; on woman's cunning, 304 n.; his unfortunate relationship to his mother, 316; on harm done to modern society by woman's influence, 330 n.

Seducer, the, who gives a girl a child more merciful than he who does not, 254 n.

Self-Control, that, which arises from strength, 70; the so-called, of the negative young man, 91; not responsible for the chastity of English courting couples, 95; a euphemistic name for lack of virility, 167; in sex a counsel for wax figures, 175; the vain boast of negative spinster, 257

Selfish, a meaningless term, 197

Sensuality, necessary in woman, 340–4; but should be controlled, 343

Sex, the necessary counterpart of death, 3; incompatible with Eternal Life, 4, 5; necessary for Mortal Life, 6, 8

Sexual Act, man's attitude towards the, 70, 71; alone insufficient for woman, 76

Social instinct, creates society, 62; positiveness towards, in woman denotes decline of woman, 66; leads man to support woman and children, 68; keeps sexual instinct in control, 70

Socrates, unhappy married life of, 143

Soul, the pernicious doctrine of the pure, 101, 102 n.

Spencer, Herbert, right regarding children of large families, 21; ruled by social instinct, 45

Spinster, the hateful, only made by the snubbed positive girl, in; the cheerful, made by the negative girl, 112; her advice about girls to be suspected, 114 n.; her outcry against wise marital infidelity, 166; the, always abnormal, 229–31; exercises an abnormal influence on society, 231–3; her "useful work" should be suspected, 232, 233; the positive and negative defined, 234, 235; the positive, a great conscious sufferer, 235–7; profound physiological disappointment of the Positive, 238; tendency to suicide in the very positive, 238, 239; neuropathic symptoms in the, 239, 240; affectation a sign of misery in the, 240; the various ways in which she seeks compensation, 240, 246; reason of her frequent choice of the teaching profession, 241; her jealousy of young girls, 246; the

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    embittered, more common on the Continent than in England, 247; the negative, not a great conscious sufferer, 355; misinterpretations of the lack of sexual vigour in the negative, 256, 257; the danger of these misinterpretations, 257; will gravitate almost automatically to Christianity, 258; her love of the weak and the poor, 260; her hatred of men, 261; the negative becoming more prevalent in England, 262; increases economic difficulties, 263; the wealthy, inevitably a burden on society, 268–71; her good works a means of making herself important, 270; George Meredith on, 270; contaminates English opinion, 272; largely responsible for Feminism, 273; an abnormal influence, 273, 274; wisely provided for by the Catholic Church, 274, 275; the "annuitant" always a bane, 278; benevolent sequestration of the, desirable, 278

Spirit, the things of the, pall quickly, 86

Step-Mother, the bad, a good mother, 312, 313 n.

Strafford, ruled by social instinct, 45

Sublimation of sex possible but undesirable outside a Church, 174; of sex may be accomplished through Christianity or alcohol, 248

Suicide, through disappointed love more common among women than men, 42 n.; tendency to, in the positive spinster, 238, 239

Tacitus, emphasizes the important rôle of women among the Teutons, 290

Teacher, pernicious influence of the unmarried, 241

Teutons, importance of women among the, 290

Unconscious motives, actuating action, 40, 41; misunderstood by women, 43, 47–9

Unhealthiness, defined, 50; the unhealthy woman approaches maleness, 51; makes woman an infidel towards Life, 52

Unselfish, a meaningless term, 197

Unselfishness, the, of motherhood one of the greatest lies produced by Western civilization, 79

Values, guide a man in his choice of a mate, 98, 99

Vanity, helps to save the young girl's body, 106; makes the sick girl desire marriage, 111; as cause of adultery, 189 n.; of the old man, 193 n.; mistaken for passion, 214; leading to imitation of passion, 218; leading to marriage, 218; leading to adultery, 219; courtship the time of the strongest appeal to, 220; guiding the negative woman, 218–22; guiding the negative man, 222, 223; always found in conjunction with modesty, 223–5; the tragedy of mortified, 226; of criminals, 226 n.; judgments based on, unreliable, 226 n.

Virgin, the, does not sincerely crave for children, 75; the "pure" defined, 258; as the voice of oracles, 357

Virginity, idiotic demand for, in men before marriage, 155

Vulgarity, vital, of women, 326–30

War, the Great, supported by negative spinsters and old men from secret sex motives, 261 (see also Introduction)

Warts, children positive even to, 19

Wealth, desired by positive woman, 84

Weininger, his logical hostility to Sex and Mortal Life, 8, 9, 11; his misunderstanding of the unconscious in woman, 47; makes no classification into healthy and unhealthy, 50; admired sterility, 52; admired homosexuality, 52 n.; his contradictory statements about the prostitute, 71 n.; his view of "male-

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    ness" in women, 155; this view proved false, 161 n.; his conclusions vitiated by his failing to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy, 213 n.; agrees that there has been no subjection of women, 297; on woman's natural lawlessness, 301 n.; his pessimism, 302 n.; on great men preferring the prostitute, 327

Will defined, 44

Woman, more positive than modern man, 23; wretched and desperate to day, 25; an unchanging individuality not fashioned by man, 25, 27; her primary adaptation to man and the child, 28; is Life's uninterrupted stream, 29; to-day deprived of her primary adaptations, 30; rightly dissatisfied with modern man, 30; modern attitude towards superfluous women insulting and dishonest, 31, 32; the Catholic Church more honest towards them, 32; as Life's custodian inevitably miserable and in pain to-day, 35; not equipped for ordering Life, 35; her cry of warning must be respected but her remedies rejected, 36; her action guided by her bodily structure, 41; is above all wedded to Life and sins in its service, 42; unconsciously exploits man, 42; does not know her unconscious motives, 43; ruled by reproductive instinct, 46; misinterprets promptings of reproductive instinct, 47; unconscious of her motives, 49, 50; approaches maleness when unhealthy, 51; an infidel towards Life when unhealthy, 52; for woman positiveness to sex and Life is the same thing, 55; the asexual hostile to Life, 56; will follow man if he understands her, 56; positive to order, 61; feels no confidence in men lacking in social instinct, 62; the positive, all sex, 63; the positive, timid in the presence of men, 64; the positive, does not continue to practise the arts when once they have helped her to secure a man, 65; modern, losing faith in man because of the decline of his social instinct, 67; attitude of the positive, to sexual act, 72; sexual union alone insufficient for, 72, 76; her love for man a romantic ideal, 73; the positive, unconscious of what is necessary for full sexual experience, 73, 74; positive in the first place to man, 74; the positive, unconsciously desires full sexual cycle, 75, 76; the modern European, exaggerates pains of maternity in order to give man a guilty conscience, 77; increasing number of women suffering from maternity to-day, 79; the positive, desires wealth for the protection of her offspring, 84; the positive, not impressed by spiritual gifts alone, 88; guided by Life in choice of a mate, 98, 99; the negative, content without children, 149 n.; sadism in, 156, 157; the "male" desirable, 157–9 (see also Introduction); cases in which the "male" is undesirable, 159; maleness in, only made recessive by superior maleness in the man, 160, 161, 174, 175; misery of the "male" woman in England, 162; her demand for the sexual cycle the voice of the Will of the Species, 178; rarely tempted to leave her husband if regularly bearing children, 179; the positive, grows more indifferent to her husband as the family grows, 181, 182; the positive, unconsciously desires to employ her reproductive machinery, 188; the positive, commits adultery owing to long absence of husband, 189; the best, faithful to Life before all else, 192; her adultery owing to husband's impotence, 194; the childless, often takes up a Cause, 196 n.; tries to rule man by giving him a guilty conscience, 197 n.; more likely to go wrong in marriage through childlessness than the man, 205; the negative

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    endures childlessness much longer than the positive, 215; the negative, cultivates a taste for soulful literature and Christianity, 216; calls man who sees through her "prig," 217; difference between positive and negative, in an illicit love affair, 220, 221; the negative, notoriously grimacière, 221; the surplus, and work outside the home, 267; being besotted by entering the work market, 267, 268; the number of surplus women in England, 274; should be destined for marriage alone by her parents, 276; suggested ways of dealing with the problem of the surplus, 276, 277; connected with evil from time mimemorial, 280; lying "physiological" in, 281; her bondage an illusion, 289, 290, 296; her importance among the Teutons, Celts, and Early English, 290–2; in the Middle Ages, 293, 294; in the 16th and 17th centuries, 294–6; has consistently shown crass stupidity in her own peculiar domain, 298, 299; Life's custodian, 300; her primum mobile completely a-moral, 301; her lies vital, 302; 305; her lying necessarily extended to non-vital matters, 302–4; her five cardinal virtues, 307; modern Englishman's erroneous view of her virtues, 308; her derivative virtues, 309–19; her laudable love of scandal, 311; her six cardinal vices, 318–43; her tact 320; her lack of taste of vital necessity, 326–32; her incapacity to appreciate great men, 327–9; cannot forgive material failure in her men, 331; has no rank, 331, 332; her love of petty power, 332–6; must be controlled, 335, 336; her vanity, 336–40; danger of her vanity, 338; her vanity vital, 339, 340; vanity overcome by passion in the positive, 340; her sensuality, 340–4; her sensuality vital, 341, 342; the custodian of Life, 346; negligible in Art, Philosophy and Science, 346, 347; reasons for her turning to Science or Art, 349; cannot be changed without danger to the species, 350, 351; her thinking largely feeling, 351, 352; incompetent to act in any judicial capacity, 353, 355; her intuition, 355, 356; her psychic powers, 358, 359

Womanhood, ideal of "true womanhood" cruel nonsense, 26, 27

Women workers, their number, 263 n.

Working-Man, the, more gifted at love-making than his social superior 154 n.



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