We asked furries and non-furries whether they believed that someone has control over whether they are a furry or not, with the options of “yes,” “no” or “I don’t know.” In the figure below, furries were twice as likely as non-furries were to say that furry was not a choice.1 This may highlight a potential point of tension between furries and non-furries who may hold negative attitudes toward furries: to the extent that non-furries believe that a person who chooses to be furry could simply “stop being furry” to avoid social stigma, they may feel even more negatively about that person. Conversely, to the extent that a furry feels that they are unable to change who they are (i.e., what they find interesting), they may feel powerless against stigma or feel compelled to conceal their furry identity.2
Results from #Anthrocon2021!
-$20,000+ raised for Wildlife Works, Inc.
-Thousands of livestream views
-?? bottles confiscated from Uncle Kage
We'll be back in 2022, and hopefully in the magnificent city of Pittsburgh!
We hope you're as excited as we are for the second day of Anthrocon Online! Check out what's happening today at http://anthrocon.org/programming #Anthrocon2021
FurScience! Research from the IARP
Sun, July 4 12pm – 2pm
Our Furscience team has collected data at Anthrocon since 2006. This research presentation will showcase the findings from latest research conducted by the IARP.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fct-vctq-bgr