I’m so clueless about this at times that when my student asked me if there was anything they could do to improve their grade and they absolutely couldn’t afford a bad grade, I just gave them some study tips along with some test taking strategies. Later on I was thinking that I might have misread it. I really can’t imagine doing anything along the lines of what some of these serial abusers do. As a man who has helped protect women from the creeps and they are legion unfortunately, I find myself frustrated at how little I can do to protect my daughter, my nieces, my sisters, and my patients from this kind of crap. I also have witnessed first hand the destructive effects of sexual predation on boys and young men by some of these same sick individual. Like my wife was just saying a little while ago on a related topic, men are just dangerous. As a sensitive male who has always been emotionally attuned and empathic, I had to live with these brutes too and try to avoid assaults. Not always successfully either. On the other hand, as a male I have been aggressive as well and actually embrace that aspect of my personality. How to integrate aspects of maleness is a challenge in today’s world and I worry about a current trend of splintering males into either aggressors or sensitive depressed guys. Interesting that the male psychologists who post on this board who are probably more likely than many in society to have a better grasp on this seem to be under attack for being “too masculine”.