"There are people in Europe who, confounding together the different characteristics of the sexes, would make man and woman into beings not only equal but alike. They would give to both the same functions, impose on both the same duties, and grant to both the same rights; they would mix them in all things - their occupations, their pleasures, their business. It may readily be conceived that by thus attempting to make one sex equal to the other, both are degraded, and from so preposterous a medley of the works of nature nothing could ever result but weak men and disorderly women."
Alexis de Tocqueville
Quote of the Week:
"Institutions are in the power of men, but public opinion is in the power of women. And public opinion is a million times stronger than any laws and armies. The proof that public opinion is in the hands of women is that not only the construction of homes, food, are determined by women, and not only do the women spend the wealth, consequently control the labour of men, but the success of works of art, of books, even the appointment of rulers, are determined by public opinion; and public opinion is determined by women. Some one well said that men must seek emancipation from women, and not the contrary."
FUNDAMENTAL ARGUMENTS:Part I: The Atom
|ROE v. WADE: This landmark Supreme Court decision is the point of departure for a number of issues; constitutional interpretation, judicial usurpation, involuntary servitude, alimony, child support, equal protection, and men's rights in general. Here in a four part series.|
Aristotle. Politics, Book II B Ch. IX: 5-16. "The Spartan Women." Jowett translation.
Aristotle. On a Good Wife, from Oikonomikos, c. 330 B.C.
Cato the Censor. In Support of the Oppian Law, 215 B.C.
Cicero. De Officiis (excerpts)
Livius, Titus. (59 B.C.-A.D. 17) The History of Rome (excerpts), translated by the Reverend Canon Roberts.
Plutarch. (46-120 A.D.) Advice to Married Couples, translated by T. G. Tucker.
Gellius, Aulus. (123-170 A.D.) Attic Nights, Book III : I, V, translated by John C. Rolfe.
Procopius. The Secret History, c. 550A.D.
Boulogne, Mathieu of The Lamentations of Matheolus (excerpts), 1295.
Sale, Antoine de la (possible author, born 1388), The Fifteen Joys of Marriage (first two "joys").
Swetnam, Joseph. The Arraignment of Lewd, idle, froward, and unconstant women ..., 1615.
Hic Mulier. ("The Man -Woman") 1620.
Fenelon. Treatise on the Education of Daughters, 1688.
Saint-Simon, Duke of. Memoirs Of Louis XIV And The Regency, Vol. III, Chapter II (excerpt) Translated by Bayle St. John.
Addison, Joseph & Steele, Richard. The Spectator (selected essays),1711-12. Section: I II III IV V VI VII VIII (work in progress)
Man Superior to Woman (Anonymous,) 1739.
Montesquieu, Baron De. The Spirit Of Laws (excerpts), 1748.
Chesterfield, Lord. Letter To His Son (excerpt,) 1748.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Emile, Book V, 1762.
Jefferson, Thomas. (selections)
The National Convention outlaws Clubs and Popular Societies of Women (French Revolution)
St. Mery, Moreau de. Moreau de St. Mery's American Journey [1793-1795].
Lamb, Charles. (selected essays)
Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America, Vol. 2, Ch. XII, "How The Americans Understand The Equality Of The Sexes," 1840.
Schopenhauer, Arthur. The World As Will And Representation, Chapter entitled "The Metaphysics Of The Love Of The Sexes," 1844.
Schopenhauer, Arthur. Of Women, 1851.
Amiel, Henri. Intimate Journal (selections, 1852-1876), published 1883.
Harper's: Editor's Table (Woman's Rights), November, 1853.
Conant, William C. The Right Not to Vote, 1871.
Conwell, Russell Herman. Woman and the Law, 1875.
Bright, John. Speech on the Women's Disabilities Removal Bill, 1876.
Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization Of The Renaissance In Italy, Part Five: Equality of Men and Women. 1878.
Goodwin, Rev. Prof. H. M. Women's Suffrage, 1884.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Virginibus Puerisque, Chapter One [Part I].
Allan, James McGrigor. Woman suffrage wrong in principle and practice, 1890.
Smith, Goldwin. Woman's Place in the State, 1890 (?).
Smith, Samuel. Womens Suffrage, 1891.
Dryden, John. Speech on Womanhood Suffrage, 1893.
Buckley, J. M. The Wrongs and Perils of Woman Suffrage, 1894.
Brooklyn Auxiliary, New York State Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women et al., Preamble and Protest,
Women Not Classed With Idiots And Criminals, Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women, 1894.
Fraisse, G. Reason's Muse: Sexual Difference and the Birth of Democracy
Doane, Right Rev. William Croswell. Some Later Aspects of Woman Suffrage, 1896.
Tolstoy, Leo. Need It Be So?, Part 3, 1900.
Chesterton. G. K. What's Wrong With The World (excerpts), 1902.
Abbott, Lyman. Why Women Do Not Wish the Suffrage, The Atlantic Monthly, September 1903.
Joran, Thiodore. The Lie of Feminism (excerpts), 1905.
Otto Weininger. Sex and Character, 1906.
Thiselton-Dyer, Thomas Firminger. Folk-Lore of Women, 1906.
Bax, E. Belfort. The Legal Subjection of Men, 1908.
Dicey, A. V. Letters to a Friend on Votes for Women (excerpts), London, 1909.
Strindberg, August. Zones of the Spirit ("A Blue Book" - excerpts).
Owen, Harold. Woman Adrift, 1912.
Wright, Sir Almroth. The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman's Suffrage, Paul B. Hoeber, New York, 1913.
Helen Kendrick Johnson. Woman and the Republic, 1913.
Bax, E. Belfort. The Fraud of Feminism, London, 1913.
Hubbard, Benjamin V. Socialism, feminism, and suffragism, the terrible triplets, connected by the same umbilical cord, and fed from the same nursing bottle, 1915.
Leacock, Stephen. The Woman Question, 1916.
Santayana, George. Character and Opinion in the United States (excerpts), 1920.
Spengler, Oswald. The Decline Of The West, Vol. 2, Chapter X: The State (excerpts), 1922.
Mencken, H.L. In Defense Of Women, Time Inc., New York, 1922. [Sections 29-37 ONLINE]
Trotsky, Leon. The Russian Revolution (excerpts), translated by Max Eastman.
Erskine, John. The influence of women and its cure (excerpts), 1936.
Wylie, Philip. Generation Of Vipers, Pocket Books, Inc., New York, 1942, 1955. Chapter entitled "Common Women."
Dingwall, Eric John. The American Woman (excerpts), Signet Books, New York, N.Y., 1956.
Riencourt, Amaury de. The Coming Caesars (excerpts), Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1957.
Fitzgerald, Matthew Sexploytation, 1999.
Minogue, Kenneth. How civilizations fall, 2001.
Kammer, Jack. If Men Have All The Power How Come Women Make All The Rules?, 2002.
Zohrab, Peter D. Sex, Lies, & Feminism, 2002.
Woman - all it is unwise to know about her. Quotations and writings of various authors, compiled by Kevin Solway.
|Mead, Margaret. Male And Female, William Morrow & Company, New York, 1949.
Goldberg, Steven. The Inevitability Of Patriarchy, William Morrow & Company, Inc., New York, 1973.
Peck, Joseph H. All About Men, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1958.
Paglia, Camille. Sexual Personae, Vintage Books, New York, 1990.
Mailer, Norman. The Prisoner Of Sex, Primus/Donald I. Fine, Inc., New York, 1971.
Laur, Richard. The Psychology Of Rape, Challenge Publications, Inc., North Hollywood, Ca., 1966.
Wilson, Bryan Key. Subliminal Seduction, Signet Books, New York, N.Y., 1973.
Kant, Immanuel. Anthropology From A Pragmatic Point Of View (1797,) Translated by Victor Lyle Dowdell, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale & Edwardsville, 1978. Chapter entitled "The Character Of The Sexes."
Vilar, Esther. The Manipulated Man, Bantam Books, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Inc., New York, New York., 1972.
Strecker, Edward A. Their Mother's Sons, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & New York, 1946.
Tiger, Lionel and Fox, Robin. The Imperial Animal, Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York, N. Y., 1971.
Spengler, Oswald. The Decline Of The West, 1928, Chapter X: The State
|Morris, Desmond. The Naked Ape, McDraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1967.
Morris, Desmond. Intimate Behavior, Random House, New York, 1971.
Ruitenbeek, Hendrik M. The Male Myth, Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1967.
Riencourt, Amaury de. Sex And Power In History, 1974.
LITERATURE and POETRY:
Propertius, Sextus . Elegies, 25 B.C.(First Book)
Juvenal. Satire VI, (circa 115 A.D.) Translated by G.G. Ramsay.
Hesiod et al. The Lot of the Hellenic Woman, c. 700 -300 B.C.
Semonides. Poem 7.
Arabian Nights (selections) translated by Richard Burton.
Me'ir ibn Zabara, Joseph ben. The Book of Delight (selection.)
Roman de la Rose. (excerpt) Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, c.1237 -1280.
Brothers Grimm. The Fisherman and His Wife.
Daniel, Samuel. Ulysses and the Siren, 1605.
Arbuthnot, John. The Pit Of Law (excerpts,) 1712.
Montesquieu. Persian Letters (selections), 1721.
Swift, Jonathan.The Lady's Dressing Room, 1732.
Pope, Alexander. Moral Essays: Epistle II: To A Lady: Of the Characters of Women, 1735.
Gay, John. The Beggar's Opera (excerpts,) 1765 version.
Hopkinson, Francis. (17371791) Consolation for the Old Bachelor.
Polwhele, Richard. The Unsexed Female, 1798.
Balzac, Honore de. The Marriage Contract (excerpts), 1821-7.
Carlyle, Thomas. The French Revolution: The Insurrection Of Women, 1837.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred. Idylls of the King: Merlin and Vivien.
Besant, Walter. The Revolt of Man, 1882.
Kipling, Rudyard. (selected poems).
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Fables: IX THE FOUR REFORMERS, 1901.
Chambers, Robert W. The Gay Rebellion, 1913.
Munro, H.H. ("Saki") (selections).
Marquis, Don. Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers, (selections) 1916.
Roman Marriage Laws. Corpus Iuris Civilis: The Digest and Codex.
Blackstone, William. Blackstone's Commentaries: On Husband and Wife, 1765.
Bouvier, John. Law Dictionary, 6th Ed., 1856. Legal effects of marriage.
Bradwell v. Illinois. Justice Bradley concurring, 1873.
Book of Isaiah, Chapter 3, verses 12-26.
1 Esdras 4: 13-42, "Zerubbabel's Speech About Women."
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs I. The Testament of Reuben Concerning Thoughts (excerpt)
St. Jerome. Against Jovinianus, Book I, Section 47. 393 A. D.
St. Clement of Alexandria, The Instructor. [Paedagogus.] Book III. Ch. II, III, IV.
Josephus. Against Apion: Book II, Section 25.
Chrysostom, John. Homily XIII, Homilies On Ephesians, Ephesians 4:17-19.
St. Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologica, 2nd part of the 2nd part, Question 169, Article 2.
Tertullian. On the Apparel of Women. Translated by the Reverend S. Thelwall.
Knox, John. The First Blast Of The Trumpet Against The Monstrous Regiment Of Women, 1558.
The Place of Women in Pure Islam by M. Rajiqul-Hagg and P. Newton
Buddha. The Gospel of Buddha: On Conduct Toward Women
Stendhal. De L' Amour, 1822.
Public Ledger and Daily Transcript. The Women of Philadelphia (excerpts), 1848.
Trollope, Anthony. North America, Vol.1, Ch. XVIII: The Rights of Women, 1862.
Diderot, Denis. On Women.
The Gentleman's Page: Ladies
Patton, Rev. W. W. Skepticism and Woman, 1885.
Bryce, James. The American Commonwealth, (1888) G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1959. Vol. 2, Part VI, Chapter 5, "The Position Of Women."
Ward, Mrs Humphry et al. An appeal against female suffrage, 1889.
Kipling, Rudyard. American Notes, 1891, 1930.
Gladstone, W. E. Female Suffrage, letter to Samuel Smith, 1892.
Schlesinger, Arthur M. The Rise of the City, 1878 -1898: The American Woman, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1933.
Menchen, H. L. The Flapper, 1915.
Briffault, Robert. The Mothers, 1927. Book Review of The Mothers.
Ellis, Havelock. Psychology Of Sex, 1933. Works by the same author in the public domain.
Reik, Theodore. Psychology Of Sex Relations, 1945.
Lundberg, Ferdinand and Farnham, Marynia F. Modern Woman: The Lost Sex (excerpts), 1947.
Stern, Karl. The Flight From Woman, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 1965.
READINGS FOR MEN (Related interest):
The Media: Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin
Jury Trial: Lysander Spooner Fully Informed Jury Association
Gun Control: Scholarship CCRKBA JPFO Suing Gun Makers Constitution Society
Forfeiture Laws: Forfeiture Fury
Taxation: The Stamp Act Perfect Tax Avoidance Vin Suprynowicz
Pseudo-Liberalism (leftism): Unabomber Manifesto John C. Calhoun
Conservatism (centrism): Federalist Papers Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
True liberalism (rightism): Anti-Federalist Papers Thomas Jefferson
Commentary: Fred Reed George F. Will Wall Street Journal INFOWARS Freedomain Radio
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