solipspookyful said: 1) Privilege is societal -- ie, folks judging you, not things like dysphoria which could happen even in the most accepting society. 2) Please don't compare trans* and otherkin identities if you aren't trans*. That includes using words like 'cisspecies'. 3) There are reasons folks might disagree with what you say, or even might think you're a troll; that isn't oppression.
Thank you for the explanation. I’m genuinely sorry if I offended anyone: I know that trans* people are oppressed on an entirely different level to otherkin and I’m sorry if I ever, ever trivialised trans* issues. One of my closest friends is trans* and I’ve witnessed firsthand the shit he’s had to deal with from even the most liberal societies. I would never presume to say my identity dysmorphia is comparable to his. While LGBT rights have gained traction in the last decade (last night’s results are a testament to this), I definitely feel that a gap has widened between acceptance of trans* and LGB people. Consequently, I think the eradication of trans* prejudice is one of the most important social issues to be addressed today. I’m proud of America for evolving in its mainstream acceptance of sexual identity equality, but unfortunately sexual identity equality does not equate to gender identity equality. There is no doubt in my mind that the latter is more urgent than species identity equality.
That being said, I do hope for a more tolerant future in which there is more awareness of otherkin, where therians “coming out” are met with greater tolerance and understanding. A world in which “normal” people take our identities seriously, accept that they are legitimate, and don’t just laugh/make allusions to “special snowflake” syndrome.
We might not be seen to be an oppressed social group, but that’s (I think) largely because most people in the world don’t even know what “otherkin” means. That doesn’t negate the fact that I can’t ever express what I truly am, or physically be the animal I want to be. Oppressed? Maybe not. Suppressed? I think so.
Anonymous said: because you identify as guinea pig, does that mean you want to have sexual/romantic relationships with guinea pigs? how can you be in a sexual/romantic relationship with a human when you truly believe you are a guinea pig? i am not trying to be rude here i am just seriously wondering
I think you need to differentiate between sex and romance. Sex is physical. Since I am clearly not physically a guinea pig, I obviously don’t want to have sex with guinea pigs. I mean, I have human sexual organs. The logic “if you’re a guinea pig kin, shouldn’t you want to have sex with guinea pigs” runs along the same lines as “if you’re an [insert animal] kin, how are you using a computer” (bear in mind that both can be triggering - I have body dysmorphia and am constantly, painfully aware that I’m not a guinea pig). I never denied that I have a human physical body with human needs. It’s just that I have an animal spirit.
On the other hand, I think I could theoretically feel romantically for guinea pigs. That isn’t to say that I would ever want a “relationship,” but as I can connect with them on a very real level, there’s no reason why, hypothetically, I shouldn’t be able to form different attachments with different individual guinea pigs. Romantic, platonic, whatever.
Hope this answers your question. Thank you for asking so nicely.
If any of you are voting for or supporting Mitt Romney today, I want you to go find the nearest woman, look her in the eyes and tell her, “I am voting for Mitt Romney because my tax break matters more than your healthcare and well being. I would rather save a few dollars than make sure you continue to have equal pay for the jobs you do. I do not feel guilty about stripping you of your fundamental rights.” I want you to find the nearest gay couple and tell them, “My personal beliefs mean more to me than your lifestyle. I am perfectly okay with someone legally and forcefully divorcing you for my own selfish views.” I want you to find the nearest orphaned child and say, “We are going to flood the adoption system and the odds of you getting adopted are going to plummet. We will not allow gay couples to adopt you, and we will cut the support budget for parents that would like to take care of you, making your adoption even more unlikely. You will probably rot in the system until your eighteenth birthday.” I want you to find the nearest rape victim and tell them, “Your rape was a gift from God. It was meant to happen and you have no right to be upset. With my vote today, I will make sure that the man who forcefully sexually assaulted you will have parental rights over the child you are no longer allowed to abort.” and then kindly realize that your reasons for voting for that awful man are pure fucking shit.
THIS IS PERF.
Anonymous said: Racist piece of furry shit.
What did I say that was racist? Thank you for acknowledging my identity though, even though you’re angry.
Holy shit this election coverage. Can’t draw away.
I know about things
Anonymous said: A couple questions (out of curiosity) - how can a galaxy front? Does your body suddenly yearn to be 51.8 millions miles away? How can a galaxy THINK at all? It's literally just a bunch of matter given an umbrella tag without conciousness. Are you attracted to guinea pigs?
Xe very rarely fronts, but when xe does my body becomes super energetic - and yes, feels unnatural in such a confined space on a confined planet. There’s definitely an urge to be millions of light years away, travelling at the speed of light. But obviously we’re all constrained by the human body. I’m not attracted to guinea pigs (I currently have a boyfriend) but I definitely feel an attachment to guinea pigs that goes way deeper than the typical master/pet relationship.
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omfg its legs
Anonymous said: How does the essence of such an immense collection of matter and energy as a galaxy fit into an insignificantly tiny human brain with room to spare? How do you KNOW it's that particular galaxy, or even a galaxy at all? I'm really seriously curiously boggled and it would be interesting to read your response.
Celestials are actually one of the most common types of otherkin. I’m not trying to argue that I physically have a galaxy inside my head (although if you really wanted to get philosophical/metaphysical…), just that the essence/soul of a galaxy is incarnate within me and cohabits with myself & my other headmate. Xe is both independent of and dependent on me. Also it should go without saying that xe is gender-neutral. M86 is just such an enormous and unique presence in my headspace that it’s impossible for me NOT to know that xe is a galaxy. It’s hard to explain to someone who has never experienced… I just instinctively know.