May 25 2011

George Washington George Washington, first President of the United States of America, once said, “Neither politics nor religion are fit topics for the table, nor for casual blogging.”

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(Revised and updated from July 2007)

There are a lot of them about. Furries were, in 2007, estimated to account for approximately six percent of the Second Life population – which even then seemed a little lower than expected- and there are no less than 15 different furry conventions in the USA alone. So, where do furries come from?

There are a lot of factors, but the most often overlooked one is actually mainstream society. Mainstream society actively cultivates and encourages the creation of furs and furry fandom, and then looks down on them when they are produced. It’s not like that situation doesn’t happen in other areas of society, either.

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