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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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f'zogen, its author, has undertaken to
satirize the greatest movement in the
history of the world woman's ef
fort to come to the surface of life
from the deep-sea bondage of sex
and the customs which have grown
up around it But you realize very
soon that it is only the excesses of
feminism which this German satir
ist has undertaken to ridicule and
that he is really a friend and cham
pion of woman s new aspirations.
"xne Tmra sex ueais witn wom-
of all sorts, not merely the imita-
ion men who inspire its title. The
leroine, Claire tie Fries, is beautiful
md intelligent She is charming wlth-
fout having to make being charming
la profession. In other words, she is
like the increasing number of wom
en in the United States and else
where who can afford not to capital
ize their personal attractions by ex
changing love for board, lodging and
a wedding ring.
Contrasting with her is a pretty,
caressing woman of the old type,
Lolly von Robiceck. And it is from
Lolly's lips that we get the most con
vincing arraignment of that order of
things which ordained that women
should make her living out of her
love.'
Here is Lilly's protest to the bewil
dered man who istrying to make love
to her:
"You come here whenever you
like, you attack me with caresses and
when you have kissed me enough,
away you go again, and 'leave me
here in my miserable loneliness. Am
I nothing but an object to be kissed,
something you can take out of a
drawer when it suits you and then
shut in again?
"If I had only been born a man!
But I am nothing but the female. I
am alluring in the lowest and vilest
meaning of the word. When one is
very young and does not know the
man-animal, then it is fun, it makes
one coquettish. But now, I know
perfectly well I might be the silliest
ture, they would act just the same. ""
"I get so angry about it sometimes
that I would like to tear my face to
pieces or throw vitriol over it. What
will any of you have for me when I
am old and ugly? Nothing but
scorn!
"The human being in me you have
never cared to know will be all the
more an object of your contempt
Avhen the woman no longer attracts
you." -
Besides-Lilly, there is Hildegard
Eaider, a young woman banker, who
typifies the "third sex." Hildegard is
masculine, careless of her dress, and
the most advanced of all In her views.
Hildegard believes in motherhood,
but not in matrimony.
"Marriage destroys the character
for it demands too much politics,"
she says." Any woman not absolutely
bedridden can capture a man. If I
wanted to humiliate, a man I would
simply let my cook win him."
The men in Von Wolzogen's novel
do not amount to very much. But
the-picture gallery of modern young
women contained in "The Third Sex"
Is extraordinarily interesting. And
though the pictures were made in
Germany, they are just as true to life
and woman in the United States.
GRANDMOTHER'S COOK BOOK
By Caroline Coe
To make the filling for Banberry
tarts, chop 1 cup of seeded raisins,
add y2 cup of currants, 1 cup of su
gar, y2 cup of chopped nut meats, 1
egg and the juice and grated rind of
1 lemon. Mix all together.
Roll fine puff pie crust very thin,
cut in circles with a large -cookie cut
ter; lay on each- circle of crust a ta
blespoonful of the filling; wet the
edges of the crust and fold one-half
of the crust over the other half, and
pinch the edges together, press tight
ly and bake twenty minutes in slow
oven.
An ounce of flour equals four level
tabiespooniuisj
U.ag
goose or the most degraded crea-,(

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