THE MEN'S TRIBUNE

Editor: Spartacus


 
 





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
 
 


 
 
 

Message from the Editor: December 16, 2006. The Men's Tribune is pleased to announce
that Juvenal's classic work is now online: Juvenal's Satires  
 
 
 


ARTICLES


 
 

FUNDAMENTAL ARGUMENTS:

Part I: The Atom

Part II: The Methods of Women

Part III: The Balance of Power

Part IV: The Feminist Totalitarian State

 

 
 
 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. 

Part 1: The Power of the Courts

Part 2: The Rule of Women

Part 3: The Forgotten Rights of Men

Part 4: Equal Protection of the Laws

 


 
 

READING LIST


 

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.

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.

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 CriminalsSome 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.

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.

Minogue, Kenneth. How civilizations fall, 2001.

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:

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.

Erasmus, Desiderius. A Lover and Maiden, translated by N. Bailey.

Campion, Thomas. Beauty Is But A Painted Hell     I Care Not For These Ladies

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.

Munro, H.H. ("Saki") (selections).

Marquis, Don. Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers, (selections) 1916.
 

LEGAL WRITINGS:

Roman Marriage Laws. Corpus Iuris Civilis: The Digest and Codex.

Bentham, Jeremy. The Rationale of Punishment: Bk III: Ch V: Sect I: THE MATRIMONIAL CONDITION.
Sect II: THE PATERNAL CONDITION

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.
 

RELIGIOUS WRITINGS:

Proverbs 7

Book of Isaiah, Chapter 3, verses 12-26. 

1 Esdras 4: 13-42, "Zerubbabel's Speech About Women." 

Kabbala: Lilith the Seductress

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. 

Malleus Maleficarum  Part I, Question VI., 1486.

The Place of Women in Pure Islam by M. Rajiqul-Hagg and P. Newton

Buddha. The Gospel of Buddha: On Conduct Toward Women

The Laws of Manu. (Hindu) (excerpts), c. 1500 B.C. [17 in. monitor15 in.]
 

PICTORIALS:

Women's Suffrage

 

The following works have been known to display a bias in favor of women, though the bias is sometimes subtle and ambiguous, yet they are still considered valuable reading:

Diderot, Denis.  On Women.

Gladstone, W. E. Female Suffrage, letter to Samuel Smith, 1892.

Ward, Mrs Humphry et al. An appeal against female suffrage, 1889.

Kipling, Rudyard. American Notes, 1891, 1930.

Trollope, Anthony. North America, Vol.1, Ch. XVIII: The Rights of Women, 1862.

Patton, Rev. W. W.  Skepticism and Woman, 1885.

Schlesinger, Arthur M. The Rise of the City, 1878 -1898: The American Woman, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1933.

The Gentleman's Page: Ladies

Stendhal. De L' Amour, 1822.

Briffault, Robert. The Mothers, 1927.

Ellis, Havelock. Psychology Of Sex, 1933.

Reik, Theodore. Psychology Of Sex Relations, 1945.

Stern, Karl. The Flight From Woman, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 1965.

Bryce, James. The American Commonwealth, (1888) G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1959. Vol. 2, Part VI, Chapter 5, "The Position Of Women."
 
 

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    William Safire   Conservative Observer
 
 

LINKS



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