Skip to comments.Stigma follows 'Furries' despite warm and fuzzy reception in Pittsburgh
Posted on 07/05/2018 5:37:41 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
When the Furries came to Pittsburgh last year for the annual Anthrocon convention, reader Jay Poliziani of Greenfield wrote a letter to the editor stating, Im proud to live in a city that makes the members of this convention feel safe and welcome each year.
Indeed, the Furries seem to have found a singular home in Pittsburgh, where they plugged $7.7 million into the local economy last year. They have been convening here since the mid-2000s.
But this acceptance is not universal. In fact, as a demographic, Furries are bullied, stigmatized or otherwise discriminated against to such an extent that their lair includes a team of research scientists.
The Furries come to town Thursday for the four-day conference, and Rebecca McHugh, a developmental psychologist at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, will be there with multidisciplinary scientists from the International Anthropomorphic Research Project. The project has made furscience.com an accessible site for more than 10 years of their studies.
Anthropomorphism is the imposition of human characteristics on animals. Among the Furries, it can take forms ranging from blithe portrayals of favorite animals to identifying deeply, even spiritually, with a particular species.
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soon to demand the protected class status of wearing costumes to work in an office and at job interviews
>>Soon to become the newest protected class.<<
And an option for gender.
transpecies are as “real” as transexuals and transracials.
I always thought of my ex as a bit of an Ass.
The majority are democrats, no doubt.
Especially since November ‘16.
Hilarious pervs, but pervs nonetheless.
Loved here because they manage to book-up all of the downtown hotel rooms once each summer.
One more letter to remember - now it’s LGBTQF
I blame global warming
‘Species identity disorder’ sounds every bit as “real” as ‘gender identity disorder.’ It’s all just a dedicated LARP and total denial of reality.
“entertain my delusions and permit me to indoctrinate your children”
does this go against military dress code which now promotes crossdressing (men in skirts)?
I know a young person, a female, who is a *furry*.
She is transgendering to male.
She has got to be probably the most messed up person I have ever met.
On the bright side, she so lacks motivation, that she is no threat to anyone at all.
“transpecies are as real as transexuals and transracials.”
This is true. To my liberal friends I identify as a female golden retriever named Pickles.
“Am I the Only one that
follows The Rules?”
>> does this go against military dress code which now promotes crossdressing (men in skirts)?
Weel hae no makin’ fun a’ the Scots here, laddies!
It sounds like someone who took their job as the sports team mascot in high school or college a little too seriously.
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