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Because it's not just otherkin. It never is.

Whenever there's something fantastic and awe-inspiring, someone's life depends on it. Someone needs it to express themselves, to feel alive, to escape from a terrible world. Whether they feel driven to worship it, fanfic it, fuck it, or be it, as long as they aren't hurting anyone it is fucking oppressive to shame them for it. And that shame is always going to come from more powerful people, and hurt less powerful ones.

That's from the rant we posted earlier. The point is, scratch a prejudice against therians / fictives / otherkin, and you'll find sexism, ageism, ableism, classism, theophobia, transphobia, and/or an alarming lack of disregard for the welfare of both human and nonhuman animals.

The people who believe that they have wrong reflections are all outsiders to some degree. And those people can't be allowed to have their own mythology, or they will forget their place.

If that unsettles you, examine your motivations.

TW for discussing same stuff?

Date: 2015-10-26 06:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redsixwing
>>The point is, scratch a prejudice against therians / fictives / otherkin, and you'll find sexism, ageism, ableism, classism, theophobia, transphobia, and/or an alarming lack of disregard for the welfare of both human and nonhuman animals.

QFT. (Sorry, I missed replying to the earlier so will do it here instead.)

I still don't get how this is hard to get, but the prevailing pattern seems to be "discrimination against $thisGroup is bad, against $thatGroup is fine," and it results in these awful hierarchies of who's allowed to spit on who.

Eff ALL that noise.
Edited (clarification) Date: 2015-10-26 06:11 pm (UTC)

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