So basically you beat a guy qith a stick for thinking youre weird for liking animal people. Then
people inexplicably thought you were mad.
You know, irl the more seriously you take this the weirder youll be thought of and thinking that irl exists a 'we' puts you in that category, except you crossed the line thst takes you to zealousy. Theyre not afraid because you're strong or intimidating, they're afraid because they thonk you're an insane, unpredictable loonie that takes shit too far.
Wanna know how society sees it? Its like two guys at a restaurant, one orders salad and the other a burger. Salad man says "You know, that burger can make you fat." and the burger man says "It might but you know, it doesnt really matter." Saladman says "It does too!", Burger man awkwardly tries to change the topic to avoid drama "Well, I don't really care."
Then someone from a different table says "What a weirdo." to his tablemate about the salad man.
Salad man gets up from his chair and starts pointing guns at people screeching "YOU WILL TAKE DIET SERIOUSLY"
Basically, dont beat people with sticks. Being a furry should never EVER come to the point when it is necessary to overpower someone with a blunt weapon.
Please dont compare your higher culturel nation or society with mine.I grew up in a city*food basket farming community* where people migrated from places with no school and worse some of them came from criminal families.Although my family raised me like European or like American due my dad's work we had to stay there.Back then even I wasnt know Im a "furry" as in proper name.I acted like one without knowing fandom at all.So if someone talks about bullies I assume they should be real dangerous ones.
From experiance those bullies live to beat people, any negative answer and you will find 10 guys top of you and they take your cellphone and wallet after beating is over.Education in school and teachers were awesome but cant say same for students.Those people werent the kind of you can reason or tell them anything.I spend 4 years in highschool entered 7 or 8 fights got my nose broke and I was considered one of the most peacefull student LOL.
I created a false image, an image of a dangerous person to keep myself safe from people would never listen in any term, it worked.I have full support and respect of other people's choices and religon and I believe in freedom of speech but that school man :/.They curse your mother,spit on your shoes ,they jump on mud then kick your butt to leave a mark of shoe,slap your face etc etc.Now those are bully xD people you can talk with are not bullies ,they are what we consider *furry hater* and they are fine ,you exchange couple of words and then go to seperate ways.
Im from Turkish Republic, first furry of my nation and there 18 of us thus far, last year I moved to another city*capital* lol people werent negative about a furry at all but fandom in general is underrated.There are cons about marvel comics and DC universal meetings,magic players,yugioh masters and etc etc ,pokemon madness and warhammer fans but for some reason furries remain unpopular.Maybe in due time younger generations will be more into our hobby.