Madre Natura Versus the Moloch of Fashion; A Social Essay, with Thirty Illustrations

Madre Natura Versus the Moloch of Fashion; A Social Essay, with Thirty Illustrations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...attribute of Women, than intellectual capacity that of men; illustrated by the constantly recurring fact that ugliness in degree, is to be seen in Women in every station of life, as is stupidity in men of every rank. In conclusion to these reflections which doubtless will be considered by some readers indicative of the somewhat unusual standpoint from which we have considered the subject of this essay; and been thereby led to the fallacious belief that, it may yet yield to the arbitration of a progressive, and genetic transmission of a higher intellectual culture. Nevertheless we hold to that belief; for though as some maintain; the sensitiveness of conscience and the apprehension of the Physicaledn........... turn useful. moral duties vary in the individual without reference to the variations in instructed intelligence; yet by their own avowal, the expansions in the quantity of consciousness must be admitted to be causes of social progress, and must be the results of the social conditions operating on the general character. It cannot we say but be inferred, that; those social conditions are greatly influenced by the degrees of intellectual culture in the individuals constituting the leading classes of that Society. Without in any way wishing to render women, either amazons or athletes, we think gymnastic operations for growing girls--slightly indulged in might be productive of much good, the youthful body demanding recreative work to prevent its becoming enfeebled, though this particular state of nature has always--more or less--been encouraged by the robust sex, who admire in women a weakly dependant. By this we do not wish to imply that Our example above exhibits a lady of the Chignon period of 1872, when it was the custom to wear...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991419
  • 9781236991416