and also... I can't believe some PhD candidate hasn't snagged this as a dissertation topic yet. I started working on a PhD at one point before my assault, and my topic was eastern european folklore.... do you know how many other literary nerds enjoy sitting around writing about elves and vampires and crap? There's a lot to sift through to come up with an original piece of research.

There are so many questions about male ASA left unanswered. And unlike the vampires and elves, there are real people out there who would actually benefit from an increase in academic discourse about this topic. I can't imagine that it would be hard coming up with a truly original dissertation topic if a student went in this direction.
“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”

- Saint John of the Cross