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Sick of the furry stigma!

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ADF

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Heh, I saw that on A&E a few weeks ago and I haven't been the same since. I look at bible thumping Christians (Born again Christianity as a whole) much differently.
The really scary part isn't that they are so fanatical; it is that they are successfully working themselves into positions of power, the type that can bring their world view.

Hell they made one of these fanatics the supreme judge already if I recall right.
 

Иван

New Member
This documentary will scare the crap out of Americans, hell I watched it on TV a few days ago and it disturbed the hell out of me.

Some people are confident that this kind of attitude will be slowly abandoned in favor of rationality and free thought as humanity progresses. I'm not as optimistic. Personally, I think it's a race between us and them...

I heard about that thing... kids ended up speaking in tongues at some point I think?

Let it be said.

These Biblical Christians are monsters and, if God exists and follows his own damn words as he first intended them, they're all going to Hell for this. They'll get to join up with most of us, eh.

Hey, if there is a heaven and a hell, the party's gonna be downstairs. That's where all the intelligent conversation is going to happen :p

The really scary part isn't that they are so fanatical; it is that they are successfully working themselves into positions of power, the type that can bring their world view.

Hell they made one of these fanatics the supreme judge already if I recall right.

Pretty much. Also, whatever happened to my separation of church and state???
 

Axelfox

Well-Known Member
The really scary part isn't that they are so fanatical; it is that they are successfully working themselves into positions of power, the type that can bring their world view.

Hell they made one of these fanatics the supreme judge already if I recall right.

Well you should know that not all Christians are like that,Because there are some, what i call progressive Christians who want Women to become priests and allow equal marriage.

This is one of those progressive churches.

http://www.mccchurch.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
 
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ADF

Member
It only took a handful of people to cause Sept 11th, a handful to cause the 7-11 bombings, not representing their religion doesn't make them less of a threat.

These people have declared war on their own country to progress their ideal America, whether that war will remain in the political arena or turn into something more sinister has yet to be seen.
 

ExTo

Under the sea, near heat vents
Well you should know that not all Christians are like that,Because there are some, what i call progressive Christians who want Women to become priests and allow equal marriage.

This is one of those progressive churches.

http://www.mccchurch.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

Around here we had some priests around here send a petition to the pope for allowing women and homosexuals as priests, along with officially celebrating gay weddings, a few years back. The most amazing thing is that our cardinal didn't even say a word against it, he basically just said "Well I wouldn't have done that myself". I think that's just a cryptic way of saying "I approve and wouldn't have had the guts myself, congratulations".
 

Nastynate

Nasty
What bugs me is how people seem to think furies are basement dwellers who have no life. How do they know what we do away from the computer anyway?, are they Psychic or something?. To me, most people who go with the "stigma" of the furry fandom do not know, or do not wan't to know the actual facts, Ive tried to do it before, i would of had more luck getting blood from a stone.

Star trek cons, civil war reenactments, star wars cons, comic book cons, cosplay, and LARP. But furries omg lol wtf those people are nuts.
 

ExTo

Under the sea, near heat vents

Kitsu-Kun

Fox Priest
My friends know I'm a furry, they pick at me for it sometimes, but only in fun. I only have one friend who is a furry like me, and we agree that its not a fetish. We think that its just like any other style of art, just animals. I mean come on, anyone who likes Micky Mouse or Bugs Bunny would be considered a furry, cause all of our most famous cartoons are of an anthropomorphic nature.
 
Star trek cons, civil war reenactments, star wars cons, comic book cons, cosplay, and LARP. But furries omg lol wtf those people are nuts.


LARPERS! Man, those larpers are pretty insane. I gotta give em some respect tho. I mean, massive calculated rpg in real life? With costumes and weapons? That's just insane.

oh dont forget about the animecons, and that fanbase. I dunno about you guys, but I've never heard of a half naked girl at a furry con. However at anime cons, they are in great abundance. doesn't this say something in itself?
 

crazian

New Member
For some people here in the south, if you're not a faithful Christian
screw them, I think one day or another this will become better, Puritan was all America accepts, and now we have lots of different groups fighting for things like gay rights and stuff, I'm sure those who refuse us will eventually have to give in.

People kill others who oppose that Earth is center of the earth once before...
 

Midi Bear

11/10/08
Luckily I don't really have to deal with anything about being a fur irl. One of my friends admitted to being a furry and explained to the possy what it is so they didn't get the wrong idea, then another admitted, and then me. So yeah.. I think they know, but they don't really care. One thing that does bother me irl is Vix, who likes to shout "YIFF!" at the top of her lungs in public, just to see who turns around. Like seriously.. shut up!

But if you wanna get rid of the stigma, don't mention it. It's not like it's of huge significance and everybody needs to know you're a fur. If you happen to wear a tail or something and people ask why, you can explain a bit about furry and escape the stigma. If that person does research and finds "Yiff in hell fur fag!" pages, just tell them it's a bunch of bored idiots who don't actually know what furry is. Sure, explain that a SMALL bit of what they say is true, some people (very few) do what the trolls say furries do, but they're just a small percentage of the fandom, if that.

Just do that, and I almost guarantee you that anybody who's not an idiot will take your word for it.
 

Nalo

be nice or you no get antidote
I'm sick of having to explain to people what furry is.
I mean, really. It's just gotten to the point where they say, "umm... you DO know what furry is, riiiight? It's a sexual fetish."
and I just shake my head and say, "No, you're wrong. but I don't feel the urge to explain myself to the likes of you."


I mean HONESTLY!
I need to make some furry propaganda art or somethin because all sorts of people have the wrong idea about us and it's really pissing me off.

Like that other points of agreement thread states very well... we are a very diverse group of people.



but is there any way to end the misconceptions that we are all animal humping creepers?!



Today I made a joke in health class about how my drug free poster is gonna be "FURRY: my anti-drug!"
and my friend was like, "seriously... i don't think you know what furry is."
and I told him what it was, a fandom of all things anthropormorphic-- sexual for some, spiritual for others. and just plain awesome for all of us.

but he insisted that it was a community based ENTIRELY around porn. He put it "theres cosplay, and then there's furry."



*FACE PALM TIMES 200000*

no! Cosplay is different than furry. Furry is about escaping from reality I suppose... you create a character or maybe you draw furry art, or perhaps you fursuit. Whatever. It may have sexual aspects to it, but it is not entirely about sex!

Am I wrong?
+6,000,000,000 no youre just like us, Furry
 

Hexadecimal

New Member
Furry is what you make it to be, sometimes it's just not worth it to tell people what you think it means (or should mean, for that matter) I personally have trouble describing what furry is because I have no single definition I believe that furry is restrained to.
 

KaiserVadin

Super Saiyan 5 Kaioken x ???
I'm sick of having to explain to people what furry is.
I mean, really. It's just gotten to the point where they say, "umm... you DO know what furry is, riiiight? It's a sexual fetish."
and I just shake my head and say, "No, you're wrong. but I don't feel the urge to explain myself to the likes of you."


I mean HONESTLY!
I need to make some furry propaganda art or somethin because all sorts of people have the wrong idea about us and it's really pissing me off.

Like that other points of agreement thread states very well... we are a very diverse group of people.


but is there any way to end the misconceptions that we are all animal humping creepers?!



Today I made a joke in health class about how my drug free poster is gonna be "FURRY: my anti-drug!"
and my friend was like, "seriously... i don't think you know what furry is."
and I told him what it was, a fandom of all things anthropormorphic-- sexual for some, spiritual for others. and just plain awesome for all of us.

but he insisted that it was a community based ENTIRELY around porn. He put it "theres cosplay, and then there's furry."



*FACE PALM TIMES 200000*

no! Cosplay is different than furry. Furry is about escaping from reality I suppose... you create a character or maybe you draw furry art, or perhaps you fursuit. Whatever. It may have sexual aspects to it, but it is not entirely about sex!

Am I wrong?

I know how you feel, it will only take my family some time to do research about the fandom and most likely they will find the wrong info then I be getting my ear ring out with smut like " YOUR GOING TO GET RAPED IF YOU CONTINUE YOUR FANDOM " or " There will be 40 year old guys coming over in groups to meet you just so you can drop the soap " and I will be like " ..................... " INSULT CUSS WORD HERE AT x 100000 volume !"
 

joshstory

DAS Kitteh
So, do you think is is worth the time, effort, money, and paper to have a company print off pamphlets for everyone here, to hand out to anyone, explaining 'furry'

Do ya see where I am going with this?
 

WOLFIE DA FOX

I AM DA PHOX HERO!
So, do you think is is worth the time, effort, money, and paper to have a company print off pamphlets for everyone here, to hand out to anyone, explaining 'furry'

Do ya see where I am going with this?

I say just point them to the wikifur article
 

Xaerun

"toxic and negative"
The best and worst experience so far talking about being a furry to someone

them:
"Your a furry?"


me:
"yeah dude I think so"

them:
"we already knew that.....fag.....just kidding but seriously we already knew"

Yup. That's what happened with the first person I told (well, actually their reply was "Yeah, I guessed. So, you're a furfag. Whatever, lol."), looking to tell the second. Waiting for opportunity. Interesting circumstances though, considering our earlier encounters. Long story, and probably TMI.

*EDIT*
I say just point them to the wikifur article

No. That's not accurate for all of us. There are differing 'degrees' of furriness, same as different degrees of bisexuality.
 

wolfie!

New Member
It's partly why we're doing the documentary, people have silly ideas because they're listening to people who are "experts" but only know a smattering of the story.

I like how they think yiffing is bad when it only means having sex in furry...
don't those people want sex then?

I have already said in the film that furry is "a person who describes themselves as an animal" and that's what people want to hear.
The trouble with articles on furry which I've seen online, including wiki, is that people seem to feel the need to write a novella on
what furry is... with the result that people can't be bothered reading and skip over it.

Small steps and soundbites is what the public need.

Wolfie!
 
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ExTo

Under the sea, near heat vents
I have already said in the film that furry is "a person who describes themselves as an animal"

Which is simply untrue

I'd rather get a stupidly long article and idiots going TL;DR (anyway idiots are and forever will be idiots, and as such you can already forget changing their first impression, if only because they'd simply never admit to having ever been wrong) than a documentary with vague, sensationalistic claims that hardly describe the actual truth, please.
 

Draco_2k

Rawr.
I'm sure it's be easier to understand if anyone here tried to recall the definition of "Punk" (or "Hippy", or "Agnostic", or...) and then compare it to the academic one.
 

Telnac

Fundamentalist Heretic
I can't say I care for it. People assume being a furry = yiffing in fursuits. Yeah, there's fetish element for me, but certainly not fursuits! I like furry art, much of which I find quite erotic (the clean stuff more so than the yiffy stuff!) I particularly like dragons, and would love to have one. But until I can build myself a fur-droid (it'd have to be intelligent... which means it probably won't happen for several decades at least), it's all a harmless fantasy for me. Would I yiff a human acting out their fursona? No. If I'm going to do the deed with a human, I wouldn't want to be with a human pretending to be anything other than a human. Not my style.
 

hillbilly guy

i gots me a scatter gun
just dont wory about it you dont realy have to explain anything to any one less your a teacher if someone is going to pick at it i ignore them some peaple think that makes me rude but i dont do it in a rude way i just do think i have to explain my actions cause most of the time i just do and dont think about it
 

RailRide

The Real Wheels of Steel
It's partly why we're doing the documentary, people have silly ideas because they're listening to people who are "experts" but only know a smattering of the story....

<snip>

I have already said in the film that furry is "a person who describes themselves as an animal" and that's what people want to hear.
<snip>

Small steps and soundbites is what the public need.

Wolfie!

(emphasis mine)
Then there's no point in making this documentary, as it's making the same point as the rest of the sensationalistic media:

"Furries are mental/sexual deviants (and nothing else)"

And you wonder why so many within the fandom do not want to identify themselves with it?

---PCJ
 

Khim

Im still Khimy form the block.
Just tell them if they want to know, they better check wikipedia and keep going =)
 

Werevixen

This is my new rapeface.
I'm sick of having to explain to people what furry is.
I mean, really. It's just gotten to the point where they say, "umm... you DO know what furry is, riiiight? It's a sexual fetish."
and I just shake my head and say, "No, you're wrong. but I don't feel the urge to explain myself to the likes of you."


I mean HONESTLY!
I need to make some furry propaganda art or somethin because all sorts of people have the wrong idea about us and it's really pissing me off.

Like that other points of agreement thread states very well... we are a very diverse group of people.



but is there any way to end the misconceptions that we are all animal humping creepers?!



Today I made a joke in health class about how my drug free poster is gonna be "FURRY: my anti-drug!"
and my friend was like, "seriously... i don't think you know what furry is."
and I told him what it was, a fandom of all things anthropormorphic-- sexual for some, spiritual for others. and just plain awesome for all of us.

but he insisted that it was a community based ENTIRELY around porn. He put it "theres cosplay, and then there's furry."



*FACE PALM TIMES 200000*

no! Cosplay is different than furry. Furry is about escaping from reality I suppose... you create a character or maybe you draw furry art, or perhaps you fursuit. Whatever. It may have sexual aspects to it, but it is not entirely about sex!

Am I wrong?

Didn't read anyone's post, but I just need one sentance;


"People see what they want to see, no matter how much you tell them otherwise. Even if you bring proof, that sometimes doesn't suffice to break belief"


You could always show them the Yerf archives if they weren't down.
 
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