“To say truth, I have never had any great esteem for the generality of the fair sex; and my only consolation for being of that gender has been the assurance it gave me of never being married to any one among them.”

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gender

(The quotation had a comma between a subject and a verb, what a terrible punctuation mistake, so common among modern Americans.)

“half the” vs “half of the”

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=half+the%2Chalf+of+the&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Chalf%20the%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chalf%20of%20the%3B%2Cc0

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  1. Indeed, women are the most boring creatures imaginable and virtually all women I’ve met in my short life are dumb beyond repair. Just because a tiny percent of them are beautiful is really inconsequential. I really wonder what their place will be after the Fourth Reich will exterminate all non-whites on the planet.

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