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The thing with Trent right now is that he's been trying to have his cake and eat it too.

On one hand, until this strip, he's been steering away from the R-word and its connotations - both out of masculine pride and because, quite rightly, he recognizes that his experience is not what is typically meant by that word. (Note how he specifies he's a "male rape victim", as if his gender would otherwise be in doubt.)

On the other hand, though, he's been trying to get Max to take his concerns seriously, and, thus far, she clearly has not been. It can be hard to get sympathy for your condition whilst simultaneously insisting that it's no big deal.

(Wednesday evening, INT: MH's living room.)

GU: So... you're having issues with your heterosexuality?
TH: Um... that's not how I'd express that, exactly.
GU: How would you express it?
TH: Well, I recently found out I'm a male rape victim.
GU: Oh, oh gosh. Oh gosh. Oh, your thing is worse than my thing. I'm sorry.
TH: It's not "my thing". I refuse to let it be "my thing".
TH: And, I mean, it's not like it was what you'd call an "assault". At the time, I didn't even know about it. Hell, I actually had an orgasm, which, at the time, I enjoyed very much. I only found out that that particular orgasm was non-consensual long after the fact.
TH: And yes, now I've got some trust issues, but I have not one, but two girlfriends who can help me work through them... whereas you, apparently, are going to be alone forever. So, if anything, your thing is much, much worse than my thing.
GU: Oh. Oh good.