Quotation by Cora Anderson

The world is made by man—for man alone. I, who have lived as a man among men, realize it. I, who have talked with men as a man, know it. And whatever man may say about "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world," they know that nothing rules men but their desires and there is no ruler in this world but sex.
Cora Anderson, U.S. male impersonator. As quoted in Gay American History, part 3, by Jonathan Katz (1976).

Said in 1914; for the previous thirteen years, Anderson had successfully impersonated a man, permitting her to earn a better living than she could as a woman.
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