Why is it that furries seem to get flack for stuff that anime has, while anime seems to get a pass?
I’ve been persecuted a lot online for being a furry on the basis of it being adult orientated, when anime has the same stuff. Why do people persecute us furries for stuff what other fandoms have?
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I’ll bet you’re familiar with Rule 34: if it exists, there is porn for it. As you pointed out, there is anime porn. There is also Star Trek porn, Disney porn, Lord of the Rings porn, etc. etc. As the song goes on the stage musical Avenue Q, the Internet is for porn! Apparently so. But not even just the Internet. Anime porn is available in full-length movie form far and above anything available in the way of furporn. Some of the anime stuff is quite shocking, too, involving… er, “Death by Snoo Snoo,” as they say on Futurama, as well as disturbing scenes from Hell.
Which brings us back to your question: If anime has the same stuff as things you see on furry sites, why do we furs get all the flack?
Shocking revelation alert! Papabear has a theory . The furry community does not produce their material through major movie studios or other corporations. We are a purely amateur-run art, flash, and, sometimes, filmmaking society of people. This makes it easier for those outside the fandom to attack us, just like a wolf pack attacking a weak, young bison. We have no big bucks behind us to fight back (this might change in the future, but in the meantime it holds true).
Another reason for this persecution is that, frankly, furporn is too easy to find online. You might note that anime porn is often placed in adults-only areas where a visitor has to verify his or her age or, even more, pay for a subscription to the adult materials inside. On the other hand, if you go to FurAffinity.net, e621.net, or even sofurry.com, you can easily access free porn no matter what your age. If Papabear had any say in the matter, he would recommend to these and other sites that they set up an adults only section. I believe this could go a long way toward dispelling the impression that furries are all about porn.
Thirdly, furries have simply gotten more bad press than anime or other types of specialized porn. This is a subject that has been addressed in this and other furry sites many times, so Papabear feels no need to elaborate upon it.
I hope this answers your question, Foxyfluf!
And, as always, Papabear welcomes comments on this topic and encourages his readers to present their thoughts and theories. I’m sure some of you have unique insights on this.
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