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THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.1
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.2
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.3
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.4
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.5
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.6
FOOTNOTES
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.1
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.2
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.3
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.4
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.5
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.6
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.7
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.8
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.9
MARRIAGE-10.1
MARRIAGE-10.2
MARRIAGE-10.3
MARRIAGE-10.4
MARRIAGE-10.5
MARRIAGE-10.6
MARRIAGE-10.7
MARRIAGE-10.8
MARRIAGE-10.9
MARRIAGE-10.10
MARRIAGE-10.11
MARRIAGE-10.12
FOOTNOTES
THE ART OF LOVE-11.1
THE ART OF LOVE-11.2
THE ART OF LOVE-11.3
THE ART OF LOVE-11.4
THE ART OF LOVE-11.5
THE ART OF LOVE-11.6
THE ART OF LOVE-11.7
THE ART OF LOVE-11.8
THE ART OF LOVE-11.9
THE ART OF LOVE-11.10
THE ART OF LOVE-11.11
FOOTNOTES
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.1
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.2
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.3
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.4
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.5
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.6
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.7
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.8
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.9
FOOTNOTES
INDEX OF AUTHORS

Morals_, "of all the departments of ethics the questions concerning the 

relations of the sexes and the proper position of woman are those upon the 

future of which there rests the greatest uncertainty." Some progress has 

perhaps been made since these words were written, but they still hold true 

for the majority of people. 

 

[267] Concerning economic marriage as a vestigial survival, see, e.g., 

Bloch, _The Sexual Life of Our Time_, p. 212. 

 

[268] Senancour, _De l'Amour_, vol. ii, p. 233. The author of _The 

Question of English Divorce_ attributes the absence of any widespread 

feeling against sexual license to the absurd rigidity of the law. 

 

[269] Bruno Meyer, "Etwas von Positiver Sexualreform," _Sexual-Probleme_, 

Nov., 1908. 

 

[270] Elsie Clews Parsons, _The Family_, p. 351. Dr. Parsons rightly 

thinks such unions a social evil when they check the development of 

personality. 

 

[271] For evidence regarding the general absence of celibacy among both 

savage and barbarous peoples, see, e.g., Westermarck, _History of Human 

Marriage_, Ch. VII. 

 

[272] There are, for instance, two millions of unmarried women in France, 

while in Belgium 30 per cent, of the women, and in Germany sometimes even 

50 per cent, are unmarried. 

 

[273] Such a position would not be biologically unreasonable, in view of 

the greatly preponderant part played by the female in the sexual process 

which insures the conservation of the race. "If the sexual instinct is 

regarded solely from the physical side," says D.W.H. Busch (_Das 

Geschlechtsleben des Weibes_, 1839, vol. i, p. 201), "the woman cannot be 

regarded as the property of the man, but with equal and greater reason the 

man may be regarded as the property of the woman." 

 

[274] Herodotus, Bk. i, Ch. CLXXIII. 

 

[275] That power and relationship are entirely distinct was pointed out 

many years ago by L. von Dargun, _Mutterrecht und Vaterrecht_, 1892. 

Westermarck (_Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas_, vol. i, p. 655), 

who is inclined to think that Steinmetz has not proved conclusively that 

mother-descent involves less authority of husband over wife, makes the 

important qualification that the husband's authority is impaired when he 

lives among his wife's kinsfolk. 

 

[276] Robertson Smith, _Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia_; J.G. Frazer 

has pointed out (_Academy_, March 27, 1886) that the partially Semitic 

peoples on the North frontier of Abyssinia, not subjected to the 

revolutionary processes of Islam, preserve a system closely resembling 

_beena_ marriage, as well as some traces of the opposite system, by 

Robertson Smith called _ba'al_ marriage, in which the wife is acquired by 

purchase and becomes a piece of property. 

 

[277] Spencer and Gillen, _Northern Tribes of Central Australia_, p. 358. 

 

[278] Rhys and Brynmor-Jones, _The Welsh People_, pp. 55-6; cf. Rhys, 

_Celtic Heathendom_, p. 93. 

 

[279] Rhys and Brynmor-Jones, op. cit., p. 214. 

 

[280] Crawley (_The Mystic Rose_, p. 41 et seq.) gives numerous instances. 

 

[281] Revillout, "La Femme dans l'Antiquite," _Journal Asiatique_, 1906, 

vol. vii, p. 57. See, also, Victor Marx, _Beitraege zur Assyriologie_, 

1899, Bd. iv, Heft 1. 

 

[282] Donaldson, _Woman_, pp. 196, 241 et seq. Nietzold, (_Die Ehe in_ 

"_Agypten_," p. 17), thinks the statement of Diodorus that no children 

were illegitimate, needs qualification, but that certainly the 

illegitimate child in Egypt was at no social disadvantage. 

 

[283] Amelineau, _La Morale Egyptienne_, p. 194; Hobhouse, _Morals in 

Evolution_, vol. i, p. 187; Flinders Petrie, _Religion and Conscience in 

Ancient Egypt_, pp. 131 et seq. 

 

[284] Maine, _Ancient Law_, Ch. V. 


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