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*NOTE* I had someone decide to spend their time going online and find every fact to prove me wrong. As far as statistics go, all the information here is from my OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND STUDIES. I don't need someone to tell me everything I have said is wrong.
Also, my spelling... this is a rant, I was ANGRY, I don't care if anything is spelled wrong as this is NOT a professional paper.

Pease read my repost to this if you have time. It is more thought out, CORRECT SPELLING, and aknowledges both sides of the Furry world, both lovers and haters, to help everyone understand the truth to it all. :)
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To be simply honest, I HATE when someone hears me say I'm a Furry or sees me drawing them at work and automaticly their face distorts like they just witness the most retarded thing on earth.

The sad part is, is that about 98% of the time people judge Furries in a bad way it's because they don't know more than what the media has proclaimed "Furry".

Today, most people know Furries as "Those who dress up like animals in some form only to follow that with animal related sexual activities". Unfortunately, one such woman dressed as a character and had sex with children. This is how many people are exposed to Furries and it is very demeaning and hurtful. While some people do this, it is not the definition of a Furry in the slightest.

If you are the least bit ignorant, you will read this.

First I'd like to clear up some common misconceptions about Furries. While some people who are Furries do the following things, they do NOT have anything to do with the general Furry culture and who we are as a society.

1. We are NOT (generally) sexual deviants.
2. We DO NOT dress up like animals to lure children to have sex with us.
3. We ARE NOT into bestiality. We DON'T have sex with animals.

There are, as I see it, FIVE main types of Furries.

1. The Character: A "Furry" character is simply an animal like character with human qualities. There is a wide range of these characters. Some have human bodies with very few animal qualities such as the ears, tail, eyes, teeth, hands and feet. Other full Furries are in a human-like state (human body shape and on two feet), while having all animal qualities. These characters are the first form of Furries and are NOT in any way sexual initially. The artists chose to do this, and while it is a common trait of Furs, it is not a requirement.

2. The Drawing: The drawing of Furries themselves is considered Furry, specifically, Furry art. Not much to say here really.

3. The Costume: Men and women who dress in a Furry costume, commonly called a fursuit, are considered Furries. Some wear full body suits, while others, like me (on a day to day basis), wear a hat with ears on it, ears alone, a tail, paw gloves, sharp fake teeth, animal-like contacts... etc. 90% of these Furries' costumes are of their own character, usually their "fursona" (animal form of themselves). Not everyone who dresses in this way is sexual with their costume. Many do it for fun to express themselves. A lot of the time it is for a sort of convention, fundraiser, or event.

4. The Inner Animal: Some people follow Furry culture based off the belief they are an animal in a human body. This one is hard for me to explain because this is not why I am who I am. I see it as similar to people who FEEL they are a girl or boy trapped in the opposite sex's body. It's NOT a sickness, and I HATE when people say it is. It's just a feeling that something isn't right. The same goes for Furries of this nature. Something just feels out of place.

5. The Sex: Then comes what the media has put out there. These are those who dress in costume and have sex. Doing this however does NOT make you a Furry, just like being a Furry does NOT mean you use it for sexual means.

There are two sides to this sexual Furriness...
Side A - The BAD Side: This is the side of so called "Furries" who dress up and lure young children in and have sex with them. THIS is the side the media blew up in everyone's faces and made all Furries look like sexual deviants. This is the extremely RARE side of Furdom.
Side B - The GOOD Side: This is the more fetish / love side. Many Furries like to become couples, and while seen as odd in some people's eyes, like to express their love to one another in their Fur form. This can just be an act of love, or a fetish. But if you see it as weird, think of all the other odd fetishes out there. From simple foot licking, to Vampirism, to getting peed on, having a Fur fetish is pretty normal if you ask me.

OF COURSE, just because you fit in one of these categories, does NOT mean you are a furry. It's like saying "All German Shepards are dogs, but not all dogs are German Shepards".
YOU YOURSELF makes you a Furry. The fact that you say and believe you are (while following one or more of the ablove categories).


SO, if you read through this and your views haven't changed, talk to me. Ask me questions. I am 100% Furry and can honestly say I have never drawn anything showing any genitalia, or had sex dressed as an animal. There are many Furries out there who follow this lead.

If you have a problem with Furries TALK to me. I can take it. I have been dealing with it for the last 2 years. Learn everything you can before you judge others. Assumptions can kill.
This is a rant I wrote to clear up any and all misconceptions about what the media has portayed Furries as.

*NOTE* I had someone decide to spend their time going online and find every fact to prove me wrong. As far as statistics go, all the information here is from my OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND STUDIES.
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Rainbowphantom345 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Artist
Omg thank you so much for explains it because that's what annoys Me soooooooo much with our wold thank you Scottie rouge
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RuffiMutt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
🙌 someone finally gets it🙌
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AnthroPisces712 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Are there different versions of furries like avians
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chayliamarie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

this spoke to me on a spiritual level... like im not even kidding.


that was so well said.

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Embraced-by-Angels Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
this is very true:3 besides i dnt understand why anyone has an issue with sex pictures people draw humans having sex. in my opinion art is art no matter if its sexual or not. right?
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because people don't see it that way. They see it as those who look at furry related porn are thinking about having sex with an animal... and that is effed up... which would be, if that were the case.
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Embraced-by-Angels Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Oh Ok:)
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CrazySOB42 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Now how can we get haters to read this?
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never really thought about that. Lol
My hope was to instead teach those who are still open minded to maybe stand up for us when they hear things that may not be true.
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CrazySOB42 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, okay. But it really would be nice if we could shut some of those assholes up. To be honest I was just simply open minded about a month ago! Now I you look in my faves you'll see multiple furries! Both yiffs and just random artwork.
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most people aren't that openminded. Most people hear anything and believe it to be true because they are too lazy to find truth or flaw in what they hear.
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CrazySOB42 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm lazy, but not even THAT lazy!
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Kaskadeium Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thank you! Hopefuly people will actualy read this anda quit missjudging us
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Retelloratraybell Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was going through deviant art when I found this and I have been curious as into what a furry was and this cleared up a lot. Being a furry sounds like something that should be enjoyable and not hated by others!
Well thank you for this and have a great day! :D
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JaAmfan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In, part I think furries are a bit odd, but not unlike many things in today's world. I mostly think that dressing up in animal costumes is different, but I can't help but admire your drawing skill and creativity. I know I for one draw odd stuff sometimes(not sexual or anything) and it is a cool way to express yourself wether or not anyone is going to see it. And to end, I have to admire your Devotion and enthusiasm you have in your art and culture. I salute you dude! Keep on drawing!
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. :3
And thanks for the art compliment.

I pretty much draw for myself, unless commissioned obviously. I don't really draw with the intention of sharing, but if I post it and people like it, cool. :3
I've never cared what people think of me, a d I'll die a furry. I dun care what anyone else says. :3
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JaAmfan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I'd love to have some of my art up on here, but alas- I haven't found the time, either way I can appreciate good art when I see it. Check back at my account soon and I might have some up=D
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds good. :3
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CosplayPrincess20 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I love furry art and am trying to make a cosplay (haven't decided on what yet) my honey likes furries too and has a fursona, when we first met he asked me what I thought of furries (a little scared sounding looking back on it) I honestly see no problom and it is blown out of preportion so this fox is happy and so is her wolf.
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad. Being a furry can be hard because of the way we are viewed, especially by people who are not so open minded. But it is good you are.
My last mate was not a furry, and because of that (among other things of course), it was hard for us to remain together. While we are still closest of friends, him and I are no longer together. He still views furries in a very strange way.

My current mate however, is also a fur, and we actually became very close at my first fur con back in August. We had known eachother for a year, but it was the con and our furriness that brought us together, which was a nice way to become mates, through being furries. It's nice to have another fur as a mate, because no matter what is wrong, somehow all furs can understand you better than anyone else, even if it has nothing to do with being furry. :P
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CosplayPrincess20 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Mmhm :tighthug: plus it's fun to do, I saw one when I was looking on youtube and everytime he moved he squeaked it was so cute I couldn't stop laughing and i'm happy you found a mate and that you're both so close.

Before reading this I didn't know that drawing people with ears and such (even though my drawing leaves much to be desired) was considered a furry thing so i've liked it farther back then I thought cause I always imagined myself as a fox or with fox features.
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there's a certain line between that drawing people with ears.
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lol

You most likely saw Skroy (gray canine with red hair), Flux (blue kangaroo) or theres one other fox with purple ears and a bow tie, can't think of his name right off the bat at the moment. Both are regulars at Anthrocon and are very popu-fur.
The squeakers were really popular for a while, but got so annoying because there were so many of them that many of the popu-furs who introduced them stopped using them. Believe me, cute for like, a couple hours at most.
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CatsfromElsweyr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This panther is very happy that you made this!
This-skulled people think furries rape children and have sex with animals. You are very brave for making this! :iconfurryhugplz:
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you.
I wouldn't say bravery though. I'm just tired of being told that I'm something I not by ignorant people who haven't done the research to both sides of the equation. So I did it for them.
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CatsfromElsweyr Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many furries were touched by it xD Since there is someone who understands what a furry is. Someone told me to yiff with a goat, and I hadn't even known what yiff was. I didn't even know what a furry was, and they told me to go nad yiff.
People are so stupid o-o
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I just laugh it off, because honestly, to me, their insolence is entertaining to me.
You just can't let it bother you, and don't try to explain it to them. If they wanted to hear it, they would have tooked it up.
I mean, I wrote this to help furs understand themselves better, and for non furs to read at their own leisure, not to try to force who we are on people, though at the same time, I do home this changes a lot of viewpoints someday, and I hope to write a more in depth mini novel and / or make a YouTube channel dedicated to changing the views of non-furs, and helping furs become better aquainted with who they are.
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CatsfromElsweyr Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These days I laugh at the trolls. It's fun watching them fail xD
I've tried explaining it, but they seem pretty set in their ways. I guess a YouTube channel and a mini novel will help them more than I can :D
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so, but only the open minded and those willing to learn and chance will be able to do so.
Those who aren't may be forever lost among us.
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Cascadus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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Queenofdarkness1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just..THANK YOU!!!
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmhmm.
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MoogiMonster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU. Finally, Someone who knows what the word "Furry" actually means! You sir.. You deserve a cookie! :cookie: C:
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, thanks. This foxxie looooves cookies. ^^
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MoogiMonster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay :3
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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MoogiMonster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww so cute! lol
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MoogiMonster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GLOMP OUO xD
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RaylessWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I totally agree with you as there is a bad side to every thing out there no mater what it is that is the side that moste people focus on instead of taking the time or even caring enough to actually find out the facts or situation behind it all they blatantly judge every thing off of what they hear and or see posted by media and or tv but that is just my opinion and I cannot hold anyone to it but I do thank u for posting this and hopefully it can cange some people's view on this whole situation thanks!!^..^
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for reading. I'm glad you liked it. :3
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RaylessWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Hay no prob just glad there are people to tell both sides of it all
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Chihuahuarocks Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
All I could see is stupid stamps saying "I FUCKING hate furries...IT.IS.DUMB.
And your right there are different sides to furries
we express ourselves in different ways and this is no different than any other! People shouldn't judge furries they need to stop being so thick headed and think for once...
P.S
I think you're pretty awesome and brave for writing this! ^^
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
When I have a strong oppinion, I express it.I dun really care how I'm judged if it's what I believe.
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Chihuahuarocks Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Welcome!^^
Well,that's great!
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your rant moved me.
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks. :)
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome.
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codog94 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Can i barrow this for school im doing a paper on social injustice and i know it is when people hear the word furry and they think wrong
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ScottieRouge Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ABSOLUTELY! As long as you give me proper MLA format citation. ;) haha
And I'd like to read it. :P
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