A link to a blog post here on naia.me involving my misadventures in journalistic integrity and ethics with Matt Walsh was cited by the article In What Is a Woman?, Matt Walsh asks a question, but doesn’t like the answers posted on Science Based Medicine. This article was amusingly promptly ripped and republished on CorruptionBuzz as well. As is standard practice when I am quoted in major publications, I am offering my thoughts regarding the piece in the form of an entry to my personal blog. Hopefully, this will help paint a more detailed picture. While I mostly agree with the article posted on Science Based Medicine, I would like to add the following clarifications to help people better understand:
- I vehemently reject the label ‘transspecies’ and I have spent time and effort explaining how my identity as a wolf therianthrope does not intersect my identity as a transgender woman in the way critics like to believe and hope it does. My identity as a wolf is based on a combination of spirituality and abnormal psychology. Furthermore, I don’t intend nor desire to “transition” to wolf.
- Despite the alarmist rhetoric being spewed from the mouth of those like Sara Stockton, being otherkin or therian is not a queer identity. It’s long been proven that the screenshots of emails about school districts providing litter boxes for furries, or otherwise accommodating furries as if being furry was a queer identity were fabricated for humor purposes.
I would like to thank the efforts of Dr. David Gorski and Dr. AJ Eckert for this wonderful article countering the bigoted and unscientific views of Mr. Walsh