Archive for August 26th, 2013

A woman, if she hates her husband (and many of them do), can make life so sour and obnoxious to him that even death upon the gallows seems sweet by comparison.  This hatred, of course, is often, and perhaps almost invariably, quite justified.  To be the wife of an ordinary man, indeed, is an experience that must be very hard to bear.  The hollowness and vanity of the fellow, his petty meanness and stupidity, his puling sentimentality and credulity, his bombastic air of a cock on a dunghill, his anaesthesia to all whispers and summonings of the spirit, above all, his loathsome clumsiness in amour — all these things must revolt any woman above the lowest.
    ―    H.L. Mencken
From his book:  “In Defense Of Women
[As I mentioned in prior posts, less a defense of women and more an indictment of the “ordinary man”.    —    kmab]
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2012 Three Words
2011 Know Anyone Like This?
2010 Apoplexy??
When Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…
Sibling Awareness

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