Two things-

It’s awfully difficult to have self esteem when the world wants to convince you that your illness makes you worth nothing.

Most men have major ingrained incompetencies in emotional IQ and communication that are normalized and therefore not widely recognized as disabilities. Women’s pain is pathologized, male pain is ignored.

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