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In Defense of Women


Excerpt: ...and that this character may be transmitted. Nothing could be more unsound. Talent is not an acquired character, but a congenital ... Show synopsis

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Evoke Your Inner Iconoclast

by Takanahana on Jun 4, 2009

Among the things I'd take to a deserted island would be sardines, crackers, German beer and the works of Henry Mencken especially "In Defense. . ." All of the above the best of good company, all tastes somewhat acquired. This is a book that may very well require searching out that dictionary you bought freshman year. It may also require overlooking the occasional puzzling rant: Mencken takes issue with the physical shape of women. Go figure. It will likely change your thinking about marriage an institution the tenants of which according to H.L.are at best misconstrued by men and in sobering fact exploited to the nth degree by women. "In Defense. . ." cleaves the sociological phenomenon known as the battle of the sexes anew: Mencken versus staid, smug convention - on one side those who are can appreciate a sardines, crackers and German beer approach, on the other the familiar scenario constructed by purveyors of the likes of Good Housekeeping and Brides Magazine. Where did I put that lid lifter?

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