In Defense of Women
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In Defense of Women

By H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken
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Table of Contents
  • IN DEFENSE OF WOMEN
  • Introduction
  • I. The Feminine Mind
  • 1. The Maternal Instinct
  • 2. Women's Intelligence
  • 3. The Masculine Bag of Tricks
  • 4. Why Women Fail
  • 5. The Thing Called Intuition
  • II. The War Between the Sexes
  • 6. How Marriages are Arranged
  • 7. The Feminine Attitude
  • 8. The Male Beauty
  • 9. Men as Aesthetes
  • 10. The Process of Delusion
  • 11. Biological Considerations
  • 12. Honour
  • 13. Women and the Emotions
  • 14. Pseudo-Anaesthesia
  • 15. Mythical Anthropophagi
  • 16. A Conspiracy of Silence
  • III. Marriage
  • 17. Fundamental Motives
  • 18. The Process of Courtship
  • 19. The Actual Husband
  • 20. The Unattainable Ideal
  • 21. The Effect on the Race
  • 22. Compulsory Marriage
  • 23. Extra-Legal Devices
  • 24. Intermezzo on Monogamy
  • 25. Late Marriages
  • 26. Disparate Unions
  • 27. The Charm of Mystery
  • 28. Woman as Wife
  • 29. Marriage and the Law
  • 30. The Emancipated Housewife
  • IV. Woman Suffrage
  • 31. The Crowning Victory
  • 32. The Woman Voter
  • 33. A Glance Into the Future
  • 34. The Suffragette
  • 35. A Mythical Dare-Devil
  • 36. The Origin of a Delusion
  • 37. Women as Martyrs
  • 38. Pathological Effects
  • 39. Women as Christians
  • 40. Piety as a Social Habit
  • 41. The Ethics of Women
  • V. The New Age
  • 42. The Transvaluation of Values
  • 43. The Lady of Joy
  • 44. The Future of Marriage
  • 45. Effects of the War
  • 46. The Eternal Romance
  • 47. Apologia in Conclusion
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