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THE SEVEN SINS OF SOCIETY THE SEVENTH
This is the last of seven articles half-revealing disguise, which is a
naming and analyzing the reasons pity, because it is by such evasions
for "The Seven Deadly Sins of Soci- that society's original sin remains to-
ety," one article appearing, in this day its principal sin.
newspaper each day and eacn snea- nut in spue or society s niceness,
ding a great deal of light on "the it has always been so curious about
and interested in the red sin of the
ages that now new preachments
about it can be devised.
1 Reviewing the seven deadly sins
as the ancients listed them, the
crudeness and sensuousness of them
all is startling. Civilization has add
id marvelous subtleties and refine
ments to existence,' but-it has not
eliminated one atom of sensuous
ness from man's sins. In fact, it has
only contributed to his opportunities
and enlarged his capacity for intem
perance. Cities blazon temptation in elec
tricity along their great white ways.
What is the only jneaning of the
most successful musical comedies?
Why must all film plays be censored?
If society were willing to discuss
this subject aloud we might come
closer to the truth about it. As it is,
the prude who whispers and the lib
ertine who boasts make no distinc
tions whatever in the quality of
man's affections. And good girls go
wrong because they mistake lust for
Human affections cause the great- "
er part of , human miseries. But that
woman especially suffers so acutely
today is small credit to hep intelli
gence. Man is as good as she forces him
to be and as bad as she permits him
Woman holds human happiness in
the hollow of her hand, but she has
never had the sense to see- thaf her
power is unlimited, never the cour
age nor the perseverance to use any
part of it to the best advantage.
She is supposed today to be the
reservoir of the spiritual attainments
of the race, but she uses her nower
things men and women live by."
BY WINONA WILCOX
Society is much tod NICE to call
its worst sin by the correct name.
What the ancient moralists who
made the list of sins called lust, mas
querades in our general conversation
as "Intemperance," or in some other