Few Words

Esther Vilar concluded The Manipulated Man with this observation: "Only woman can break the vicious cycle of (her) manipulation and exploitation (of man)-but she will not do it. There is absolutely no compelling reason why she should. It is useless to appeal to her feelings, for she is callous and knows no pity. And so the world will go on, sinking deeper and deeper into this morass of ... inanity called femininity. And man, the wonderful dreamer, will never waken from his dream".

On this point Vilar was wrong, because no one is able to see into the future. She could not have predicted that a smarter, more independent generation of men would be born, who would grow disgusted with the mercenary hypocrisy of the female way of life; that these men would begin to inquire about a woman's financial worth before agreeing to date her; that they would refuse to be held up for sex; that they would cast aside their illusions and never marry without a signed pre-nuptial contract; that, indeed, they are "wakening from their dream".

She could easily have foreseen, however, that women have been sticking to their fraudulent and venal dogmas like flies on flypaper, still clinging to their greed and duplicity, still too self-absorbed to notice that anything is wrong.

Women are takers, not givers. It cannot fall to such treacherous beings to break the vicious circle of manipulation and exploitation, but to men, the natural leaders and ground breakers. Only their strength and intelligence and sense of fair play can offer any hope of salvation to the dishonest whoredom of the female gender.

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