Well, Steve, men are valued for traits like intelligence, courage and leadership, so I'm not surprised that people didn't always comment on your looks like they do for women. But thanks for the pep talk anyway. I do hope one day men and women will be treated more equally.

Don't worry about me. I've always been proud of my intelligence and tried to develop my courage and leadership skills. For instance, I bravely endured every comment from every man and woman who wanted to let me know how they assessed my physical appearance from the moment I was born until I was old enough to tell them to F--- off (if it wasn't a relative or someone I had to be nice to).

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