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Like the other Olympian gods, Venus likes to bully and bribe us into taking what we can get by regarding others simply as means to our own ends. She wants us to regard anything sexual as essential to the meaning of life, to enjoy sexual intercourse with anyone we please, to marry to our advantage, and to divorce our spouse as soon as a more advantageous person comes along.
Venus also bullies and bribes us into thinking that someone of great physical beauty is more important, and more virtuous, than someone who is not. And she has us treat with contempt anyone who, by her standards, is physically ugly.
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