I find this book very similar to Manipulated Man, with more examples - and from all over the world, including african tribes -, with many analogies and a more poetic style.
Because every man has as boss his wife, or his mother, or some other woman in
his life, men may rule the world, but women rule the men who rule the world.
There are five conditions which enable women to get what they want
from men: women's control of the womb; women's control of the
kitchen; women's control of the cradle; the psychological immaturity of
man relative to woman; and man's tendency to be deranged by his own
excited penis. These conditions are the five pillars of female power;
they are decisive for its dominance over male power.
Of these five pillars, the womb is by far the most important. Because
it is of exceptional importance in reproduction, because woman has a
monopoly of it and because of man's irrepressible craving to use it, the
womb has become woman's supreme headquarters for manipulating
men. It is female power's ultimate base.
Woe unto him who depends entirely on his wife for his meals: a galley
slave's life would be paradise in his sight.
The power of the cradle is also great; for the way the twig is bent, that way the tree willgrow.
Habits are more powerful than commands; for commands can only work where there already is a habit of obedience:
the power of the cradle's commandant can, therefore, never be overestimated.
The womb's basic power, the cradle's strategic power, the kitchen's tactical power; to hold anyone of these is to have great power; to hold all three is indeed to have overwhelming power. Somehow, women hold all three.
Whereas male power is like an irresistible force, female power is like an immovable object.
Whereas male power acts like a storm, full of motion, sound and fury, female power is
like the sun - steady, quiet and uncontestable.
Against resistance, male power barks, commands and pummels, whereas female power
whispers, manipulates and erodes.
Generally, then, whereas male power tends to be crude confrontational and direct, female power tends to be subtle, manipulative, and indirect.
And where man is the great physical aggressor, woman is the great psychological maneuverer.
[...] he acquires that heroic personality which seeks wealth, honour, power and fame with which to pay for the love of a woman.
Once we remind ourselves that a woman's principal occupation is the winning and holding of at least one male slave; and that her looks are among her primary assets for this business, we must realize that
man's condescending attitude to her obsession with her looks is obtuse.
Not just obtuse; it is a sign of men's own folly.
Men, clearly, do need protection, both from their own stupidity and from their susceptibility to female beauty.
Male pundits usually talk as if love had the same effects on women as on men. They seem to overlook the small fact that men and women are not identical but complementary, and that the effect of a current on the opposite poles of a magnet may also be opposite.
A woman in love is far from insane; she is anything but unwise or blind to her interests.
On the contrary, her first sigh of love is like a whiff of smelling salts which clears her head, leaving her with four eyes and night vision; it instigates her to a ruthless pursuit of what she wants.
Love acts on men and women in opposite ways.
To realize that love is a disease of the heart terrible for man's liberty, but an
excellent pep pill for a woman hunting for a slave: when love smites a
-man, it turns him into a dazed prey; when it possesses a woman, she
becomes a clear-eyed, calculating huntress cooly stalking her befuddled prey.
Not only does love act differently on man and woman; the word Itself
nieans quite different things to each. When a woman tells a man "I love
you", she means "I want you to feed me, house me, clothe me, fuck me,
get me great with child, and take me as your burden until I catch a better slave".
In contrast, when a man tells a woman "I love you", he means "I am
eager to be your slave, and ready to do everything I can to make you
satisfied and happy". Which is why, when a woman hears a man say to
her "I love you", her joy is great, for she understands him to mean that
he has been knocked out by her chloroform of romance, and she can
safely tie him up with social ropes, tether him to her nest with legal
chains and, while he is still sprawled out in love's delirium, begin to make
a toiling jackass out of him.
Side note : REVERSE THE TWO ABOVE SENTENCES
better ain't it ?
As any clear-headed observer can see, between puberty and menopause, a woman is driven by her nesting instinct.
For nest-making, she needs the services of a hardworking.
provider and strong protector. This biological need gives the nest-
making woman's love for her chosen man its predatory and exploitative
core. It is this uninviting core that the mush of sentimental love is
designed to conceal. But conceal from whom? Certainly not from the
woman, but rather from her intended victim who might otherwise flee
for his dear liberty.
A man always chases a woman until she catches him. - Anon.
While the fool man imagines himself the aggressive, powerful hunter tracking some weak prey, she hunts him down and carts him off.
How readily a man will sacrifice men's interests for women's once his patriarch's.ego has been puffed, or his penis has been twisted!
Thus, behind the patriarch stands his matriarch: she runs her world by running the man who runs the world for her.
Under this arrangement, a woman has everything to gain and nothing to lose, except little vanities. Being far more down to earth, she prefers the substance to the shadow, the power to the glory, the rewards to the exertion.
But alas, given their complementarity, requiring men and women to be treated the same, to have identical rights and responsibilities, would be like forcing right hands into left gloves.
Women, alas, are not stupid. But being brilliant manipulators, they
choose to appear stupid so as not to wound the male ego with the truth.
As a result, men appear cleverer than women, but only in the .dumb
Men do need to look with skeptical eyes at women's show of
stupidity. When men do, they will discover, probably to their shock, that
it is a calculated stupidity in the service of cupidity, And they must
concede that it takes great cleverness to feign such stupidity successfully.