I actually have views regarding your comments. I'll have to demur until sometime Tuesday because I'm tired and I want to make sure I address your concerns with clarity. I was born as a girl, still think of myself as female because I'm not confused about gender.
I also love all the males in my life (Especially the ones I've raised - been married to - am a sister to - been a daughter to - been a niece to - or been an Aunt to - ) but like I said, it will have to be tomorrow because I'm tired and this needs a more thoughtful response.
I feel badly for Max if he never felt valued by his Mom or any of the other women who may have been in his life.....but I'll respond in about 12 or 14 hours after I get rested.