School districts deny having ‘furry protocols’ in place
Public schools across the northern United States are experiencing a wave of “Furry Fever” as school districts are hit with complaints and false reports of schools offering special treatment to those who identify as “furry”.
As older generations continue to grapple with advancing social justice and societal norms such as gender identity and sexual orientation, the concept of “fur” has likely put a brake on all progress. that had been made.
As part of scare tactics aimed at undermining children’s legitimate gender identification issues, ‘furries’ are now being touted as the latest threat to school children.
A school in Wisconsin, among many other schools in the north, had to dispel baseless rumors circulating on social media.
The Waunakee Community School District denied having “furry protocols” that provide for special treatment.
The claim alleged that the Waunakee Community School District in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin had implemented a “furry protocol” that would allow students identified as “furry” to not talk in class, to sitting and licking their paws during gym class, barking and growling in the hallways.
In the broadest sense, a “furry” is someone who is interested in anthropomorphic animals.
Sometimes furries give themselves a “fursona”, which is essentially their own anthropomorphic animal image of themselves with their own unique personalities and characteristics.
Someone who is furry can also have their own “fursuit” which is just a costumed manifestation of their fursona which is intimate to their identity.
What the furries don’t get, however, is special treatment from these schools in Wisconsin.
Rumors spread after a Tory radio host said she received an email about it last month and spoke about it on a show.
“I received this, and by the way, afterwards,” Vicki McKenna said in a March 17 podcast, “I received several emails confirming that this stuff is happening in schools.”
According to McKenna, students were expected to normalize their behavior and “not take pictures of, make fun of, stare at, or call out in any way the behavior of their classmates.”
Quickly, Waunakee Community School District Superintendent Randy S. Gutenberg disputed that claim, saying, “Waunakee has no protocols for furries and no problems with disturbances in our middle school or in our classrooms. We don’t know the origin of this story or slide, but it may be part of a national rumor.
The reference to a “national rumor” is due to previous false claims by lawmakers and political candidates who have attempted to use the “furry” identity to invalidate other gender identities.
Schools in Nebraska have faced similar rumors.
In one specific case, a Nebraska senator named Bruce Bostelman has apologized for spreading a false claim that schools place litter boxes in school restrooms to accommodate children who identify as cats. .
A video on Twitter which has received nearly a million views shows the senator speaking on the subject and has been derided for his stupidity.
These types of rumors travel quickly and easily through conservative think tanks and echo chambers in hopes that others will use their mastery of confirmation bias to believe the same thing and use it in the fight against corruption. gender equality.
Fortunately, these claims are disputed and ignored immediately.
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