I walked away from a masters in psychology because of this tactic. I wanted to study male sexuality, more to the point the psychological rededication of male to male sexual abuse. At the time I had no idea why I was so passionate about that subject. I found the feild at the time backward and unopen to the idea that sexual abuse has such an impact on boys molested by men and boys. I am so glad I didn't know or remember my abuse at that time it would not have ended with me turning my back on the feild.
The smug look on my professor's face when he casually dismissed my endeavor, I wonder if he was a survivor or perhaps even a predator. I have since found that was a grosse claim on his part.