But too often this fandom lapses into misogyny and body shaming. So why the cruel taunt? Academics and critics have puzzled over the source of this connection, their often misplaced theories ranging from the outlandish to the oedipal. But gay men and the women they worship are usually happy to bask in the mutual affection.
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Are people born gay or do these feelings develop over time? It's still a mystery, but that doesn't stop researchers and laymen alike from asking if our environments are to blame, as if being gay is an affliction that needs to be solved like a cycle of poverty. Some psychologists and ex-gay therapy groups often throw in the claim that gay men long for other men out of a subconscious need to connect with an absent or lacking father. According to theories, this "father hunger" is so strong that gay men deny their "natural" attractions and head toward the boy's room.
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Ah, the adolescent male appetite. Those always hungry growing boys who eat standing up, drain the quart containers of milk or juice, and are fully capable of finishing off as an after-school snack the whole lasagna or pot of stew or cold roast beef that was supposed to serve as dinner for the family. Are teenage boys eating too much protein?
Roxane Gay has several personae, but she first garnered Internet fame as a diarist. She wrote about the murder of Jordan Davis and, powerfully, about her rape at the age of twelve. As Gay commuted her intimate, rigorous pontifications from Tumblr to now-defunct Web sites such as xoJane and the Toast, and later to the Times , where she is a columnist, she fashioned herself as a public intellectual of the people—mostly women, black and brown, queer—and of readers who allied with and wanted to be seen to ally with those people. The memoir deals with her rape, her overeating, and her struggles with her public and private identities. Increasingly, she has become not just a writer but a spokesperson.