Where We Are: School District Addresses Whether It's Installed Litter Boxes for Furry-Identifying Students

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Did a Michigan school district recently place kitty litter boxes in restrooms for those expressing their fecally feline identity?

Per the New York Post, such a stinky question was recently posed online.

And Midland Public Schools had to clear the air.

The saga began last month with parent Lisa Hansen. At a December school board meeting, she claimed a Midland student had informed her that — in “at least one of [the] schools in…town, in one of the unisex bathrooms” — there had been placed “a litter box for the kids that identify as cats.”

In footage posted online, she told the board she was “really disturbed.”

“I’m all for creativity and imagination, but when someone lives in a fantasy world and expects other people to go along with it, I have a problem with that.”

Her horror refers to a sexual identity known as “furry.”

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine:

[Furries] often strongly identify with anthropomorphic animals and create fursonas, identities of themselves as those anthropomorphic animals. Some practice fursuiting, or wearing costumes that resemble anthropomorphic animals. … If some furries are sexually motivated, they may be motivated by an erotic target identity inversion (ETII): sexual arousal by the fantasy of being the same kinds of individuals to whom they are sexually attracted.

If part of that “behavior” involves litter, hopefully, they’ve sworn off sandals.

Lisa said she worried the district’s “nefarious” animalistic endorsement via bathroom boxes was part of an “agenda being pushed” across the country.

News of her address caught hold. Video was even shared by the Michigan Republican Party’s co-chair.

And it wasn’t necessarily hard to believe. After all — if inclusion means everything, then everything must be included.

What’s a stronger statement of diversity commitment than letting kids bury their own shame with backward kicks?

It’s not out of the question. Identity has hit the American lexicon like the biggest fly ever to buzz into a web. We’ve cocooned the buzz word to make it stay. And we’re sucking out the essence, for all its worth.

It’s even allowed us to cross species: Consider the advent of “noun-self pronouns,” which include “bun/bunself” and “kitten/kittenself.”

Culturally, it’s all coming together:

For more, see RedState Senior Editor Joe Cunningham’s “Neo-Nazi Furries Are a Thing and We Must Unite To Stop Them.”

The traction-gaining Michigan litter box ordeal was taken so seriously, the district issued a Facebook news release.

In part, from Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow:

At the December 20 Board of Education meeting, a community member addressed the Board of Education. During her comments she stated that litter boxes were provided within MPS student restrooms for those who identify themselves as “furries.”

Let me be clear in this communication. There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.

It is such a source of disappointment that I felt the necessity to communicate this message to you. In this divisive/contentious world in which we currently find ourselves, I ask that if you hear wild accusations that don’t sound like something in which your Midland Public Schools Board of Education, Administration, District would be part, take a moment to send an MPSConnect message to me.

“Midland Public Schools’ main emphasis was, is and always will be to educate our community’s children with excellence, integrity and respect,” he explained.

Perhaps the litter box revolution is a no-go, but the fact that the notion constituted an official response brings to mind three words: Give it time.

-ALEX

 

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