Quotation by Shakespeare

A woman impudent and mannish grown
Is not more loathed than an effeminate man
In time of action.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Patroclus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3, l. 216-9.

Speaking of his own reluctance to fight; Thersites calls Patroclus Achilles' "masculine whore."
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