Gulliver's Travels

laputians women have "abundance of vivacity" elaborate

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Gulliver points out the women as being sexually aggressive and not with their husbands. They basically carry on with affairs while their husbands busy themselves math and other affairs of speculation.

"The women of the island have abundance of vivacity: they, contemn their husbands, and are exceedingly fond of strangers, whereof there is always a considerable number from the continent below, attending at court, either upon affairs of the several towns and corporations, or their own particular occasions, but are much despised, because they want the same endowments. Among these the ladies choose their gallants: but the vexation is, that they act with too much ease and security; for the husband is always so rapt in speculation, that the mistress and lover may proceed to the greatest familiarities before his face."