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He talks about how in the “battle of the sexes,” awkward shy guys damn sure don’t feel “privileged.” How he, in particular, was plagued with guilt and fear over approaching women, constantly self-castigating over the possibility that he was a sexual harasser or a rapist, to the point where he asked a therapist about the possibility of chemical castration.

He talks of reading Andrea Dworkin and other radical feminists who make him feel, as a man, like a monster. Although I was never as bad off as Scott Aaronson I’ve felt a lot of those feelings and, more importantly, I’ve known my share of guys who were that bad off.

Growing up, boys idealize the men in their lives and strive to be like them.

But when fathers, teachers, coaches, ministers and others communicate to boys that who they are is fundamentally rotten, the boys look elsewhere for role models.

The fact is the majority of black women simply do not expect or require black fathers to be plugged in for the long haul, because there are simply not enough of these men for every woman.

The objective truth is that he is a good-looking young man in excellent physical shape with a nice face, good hair and and fine taste in clothes. Gay men grow up in a world of childhood shame and parental rejection.

Even though there has been marked improvement over the past 20 years, the societal message is that being gay is not okay.

Bad body image is not a plight reserved for heterosexual women."I am so sick of my body. To show that I understand his angst, I want to assure him that being skinny is a good thing; he should be happy he isn't overweight; he's only 24.

I lift weights every day; I eat protein shakes and do everything my trainer says ... But before I can respond, he asks "How old were you when you finally started bulk up? I need more muscle definition in order to get a boyfriend."My client, like so many gay men, is convinced that without a gym-buff body, he is unlovable and doomed to be alone for the rest of his life.

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