part of the reason that i love alan shore in Boston legal and his gentle dom vibes (ditto when james spader plays the same variety of character in Secretary) is like.

so firstly he comes off as ND which makes sense given that spader has referenced OCD in the past
but more than that like... for all in Boston Legal everyone says he's misogynistic when you actually look at his behaviour he's not - he frequently empathsises with the victim over the abuser and actually CLOCKS misogynistic abuse immediately
and people note his misogyny where they don't clock brad's even tho shore uses misogynistic expectations as a tool in the same way he uses sexuality against men, in the same way he uses any prejudice he notes that people have
and the thing about that combination of character traits - gentle dom vibes, soft spoken but erudite and able to use volume to his advantage, hyperaware of nonverbal cues and social biases, Particular about his environment - is that they appear in my experience in 2 kinds of men
neurodivergent men, especially ND men who have had some reason to introspect on their relationship with sex and gender and their own power over others

and male abuse and trauma victims, esp of SA, esp CSA
like!! obviously he is a victim of stalking and its a thing we see canonically and he's used to that sort of thing but like

there's just this hyper empathy in him combined with a chaotic goodness that I'm 😍 over at all times

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