So, I stubmled upon this
article today, unfortunately.
Quite frankly, I find the reduction of our experiences to an identity movement very insulting. Furthermore, my feelings of animality are not
contingent on virtualization. I felt more animal than human before the internet was even available to the consumer.
My scorching take: If Alt-H wants to push the narrative that experiences and feelings of animality belong in the same category as xenoidentity and other such nonsense, it's time for us to denounce the "umbrella term" and fracture off those of us who have serious experiences and feelings of being non-human with those who simply regard the concept as some type of pseudo-state of being through virtualization and identity.
A growing trend that I've noticed in the otherkin community is an alignment with Alt-H's position and while I acknowledge and respect that there are serious otherkin who do not subscribe to these regressive views, I would argue that perhaps they should take caution to distance themselves from the more extremist faction of their community.
My bottom line is that we should not accept being forced to let "kinnies", intersectionality and identity politics bastardize and erode our culture, our meaning of what therianthropy is and the way we view being or feeling non-human.
I am, of course, open to and interested in other views which are well-reasoned, even if they do not align with my own.