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In Defense of Women - H. L. Mencken

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In Defense of Women
by H. L. Mencken


Contents

Introduction
I     The Feminine Mind
II    The War between The Sexes
III   Marriage
IV    Woman Suffrage
V     The New Age

Introduction


As a professional critic of life and letters,  my principal business in
the world is that of manufacturing platitudes for tomorrow, which is
to say, ideas so novel that they will be instantly rejected as insane
and outrageous by all right thinking men, and so apposite and sound
that they will eventually conquer that instinctive opposition, and
force themselves into the traditional wisdom of the race.  I hope I
need not confess that a large part of my stock in trade consists of
platitudes rescued from the cobwebbed shelves of yesterday, with
new labels stuck rakishly upon them.   This borrowing and
refurbishing of shop-worn goods, as a matter of fact, is the
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