Poland: Weird, creepy conservatives make gross, inappropriate ban of Winnie The Pooh.
by Patch O'Furr
A Polish town had a problem considering the innocent cartoon bear as a mascot:
Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress… one councillor even denouncing poor Pooh as a “hermaphrodite”.
What caused the dirty minds of the town council, who were thinking way too hard about Winnie the Pooh’s no-no spot?
If one person starts a word association game with “Winnie the Pooh” – and another answers “hermaphrodite” – that speaks about them in a Freudian way.
Readers here won’t have illusions about innocence on the internet. You can find Rule 34 material of ANYTHING if you look hard enough. If I had done research for this article, and found Pooh’s friend Rabbit doing bad things with a carrot… that sure would be silly! Good thing I didn’t! Anything can turn into a sex object.
But sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and fearmongering is absurd.
Going farther: when consenting adults DO express things that fearmongers think too hard about… they’re often healthier than the uptight control-freaks.
My article “New concept for furry events” brings enthusiastic response in San Francisco” quotes glowing feedback to a furry fetish party. The attendees respected boundaries with mature attitudes, and “a high degree of integrity”. Playing and performing buried interests can let it out for positive expression.
Compare to drama about “clean” events. (Who causes that?) And complaints that “too many” guys gather around a shared hobby (there must be something wrong with them!)
But at the party, the abhorred monsters of the weird side of furry fandom practiced better respect than constipated conservatives often give each other. Think about that next time drama comes up.
When Morals Police push a culture of contempt, and control freaks spread false shaming about sex, ask why they’re so obsessed and pent-up about it.
You would think they would be more worried about Rabbit, with his fey behavior.
Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest are specifically plush toys, not cartoon animals! They are the real six-year-old Christopher Robin Milne’s toys brought to life. As such, Winnie the Pooh isn’t supposed to have genitalia any more than any other teddy bear plush toy. Calling him “emasculated” is just ridiculous.