When did it become acceptable to take the identity of an animal? This loon wrote a peer reviewed paper about it for his PhD. Where should we begin addressing all the red flags on this one?
The Daily Caller has the report:
Florentin Félix Morin, a French PhD student who studied at the University of Arizona in the spring 2017 semester, published a paper discovered Saturday entitled “EGO HIPPO: The subject as metaphor,” in which he explained “how his metaphorical hippo-self is collectively produced and performed.”
“For a while, if someone was asking me how I ‘identified,’ I would joke about being a hippopotamus trapped in a human’s body,” says Morin, a transgender man, “later, a human trapped in a hippopotamus’ body, until my humorous ‘truth’ solidified and I began announcing myself as an old butch hippo dyke trapped in a young human faggy transboy’s body.”
… Morin’s paper examines the concept of “transpecies” by incorporating strains of transgender theory. The student analyzes issues pertaining to “Animal Studies” and “Trans Studies,” particularly examining “tranimal body modifications,” which refers to ways in which people can modify their bodies to resemble those of animals.
Breitbart has this guy’s “feelings” on the subject:
“I do strongly love when my friends call me ‘hippo,’ refer to my ‘paws’ and pretend that they see no difference between me and one of my stuffed hippopotamuses, except that I’m a little bigger than most of them,” Morin writes. “In a surprising, sometimes overwhelming way I find comfort in this collectively performed animal identity.”
“I find comfort in this collectively performed animal identity,” Morin continues. “Let me put it this way: something about being a hippo makes me feel cute, confident, sexy, and safe. I discovered that another self was available for me: being a hippo means that I don’t have to be a boy or a girl, a child or an adult, normal or strange.”