|The Intermediate Sex|
|The Edward Carpenter Archive|
by Simon Dawson
THE INTERMEDIATE SEX
A Study of Some Transitional Types
"There are transitional forms between the metals and non-metals; between chemical combinations and simple mixtures, between animals and plants, between phanerogams and cryptogams, and between mammals and birds. . . . The improbability may henceforth be taken for granted of finding in Nature a sharp cleavage between all that is masculine on the one side and all that is feminine on the other; or that any living being is so simple in this respect that it can be put wholly on one side, or wholly on the other, of the line."
THE following papers, now collected in book-form, have been written - and some of them published - on various occasions during the last twelve or fourteen years, and in the intervals of other work; and this must be my excuse for occasional repetitions or overlapping of matter, which may be observable among them. I have thought it best, however, to leave them as they stand, as in this way each is more complete in itself. The second essay, which gives its title to the book, has already appeared in my "Love's Coming-of-Age" (edition 1906), but is reprinted here as belonging more properly to this volume.
A collection of quotations from responsible writers, who touch on various sides of the subject, is added at the end, to form an Appendix - which the author thinks will prove helpful, though he does not necessarily endorse all the opinions presented.
II THE INTERMEDIATE SEX
III THE HOMOGENIC ATTACHMENT
IV AFFECTION IN EDUCATION
V THE PLACE OF THE URANIAN IN SOCIETY
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