On Weasyl, one Rampack, presuming to speak for a whole swath of people, posted a journal (with the mandatory "trigger warning"):https://www.weasyl.com/journal/61156/rant-stop-using-herm-shemale-cuntboy-for-your-porn
the gist of which is that the terms herm/hermaphrodite, shemale and cuntboy are offensive and may not be used not be used to describe furry porn (cuntboy refers to a male character with a vagina). And that the word herm is used to "stigmatize, oppress and erase intersex people" and that the word belongs to intersex people and only they, of all the people in the world, may use it.
Rampack also declared that fantasy art doesn't exist in a vacuum and shouldn't be immune from being "held accountable for it's problematic tendencies" (this logic could also be used to attack furry porn in general because it encourages bestiality, right?). Terms like like "problematic tendencies" strike me as being so vague and all embracing as to justify censorship of anything at all. Another curious part, I thought, was this:
People who kill trans women call us "shemales" and "trannies" I doubt you want to be like them. Your art doesn't exist in a vacuum! It is informed and exists in the real world!!
Equating people who use offensive words to murderers.
In the comments on that journal an artist said she wished to stop using terms like herm and cuntboy for her art and asked the journal author what she should use instead. Rampack said that she should use the words 'trans woman' and 'trans man', however the artist points out:
'since drawing furry porn is a business for me, i try to tag my images with things that are going to have high search value. i feel like if someone is searching for "trans woman" or "mtf", they are seeking a realistic representation of that bodytype. where as searching for "herm", folks are seeking out a very specific, over indulgent, representation'
'i don't want to imply that real transwomen are supposed to look like the "herms" that furries have grown accustomed to. seems like the "furry-herm" is an entirely separate creature from tanswomen. '
Rampack ultimately admited there that she couldn't think of an acceptable term. However, Rampack later settled on a Japanese word: "Futa" which is Japanese for... hermaphrodite.
In other comments, someone called Zinn ranted about cis scum and said that people who disagree with Rampack et al should commit suicide:
[...] The levels of CisScummery is at a near intolerable level. "Oh no, Herm is all about body parts, it's Fox Chix with Dix, don't make this a trans thing!" Plz dive into the ocean, and don't come back up for air [...]
She also ranted about cutting someones face up because they disagreed with her:
Changing your face with my scalpel would make me far more happy than if I didn't rearrange it with surgical tools [...]
What lovely people! Rampack even thanked Zinn for this vile and aggressive behaviour:https://www.weasyl.com/journal/61156/rant-stop-using-herm-shemale-cuntboy-for-your-porn#cid146847
Despite that, some of those supportive of Rampack tried to paint her as a victim, for example:
i'm sorry that people are giving you shit for saying what should to any caring person be literally common sense - "avoid using words that hurt people if you don't want to hurt people". i'm really glad you're talking about this. thanks for the post.
This sort of aggressive policing of other peoples words produces odd neologisms such as "Womb-havers" and reduces people to begging for approval:
I tend to be lazy and just go "This is a bloke. He happens to have a vagina instead of a dick." or "This is a matter for all womb-havers in general" (In a reproductive rights discussion). Is that ok, or is this being too reductionist?
Some attempts at rational discussion, and which also dealt with some scientific inaccuracies in what Rampack was claiming about hermaphrodite humans not existing:https://www.weasyl.com/journal/61156/rant-stop-using-herm-shemale-cuntboy-for-your-porn#cid146810https://www.weasyl.com/journal/61156/rant-stop-using-herm-shemale-cuntboy-for-your-porn#cid146809
were ignored, or dismissed.
Someone implied that the Weasyl staff are on Rampack & co's side somehow, being "protective":
[...] the staff seem to be somewhat aware of this and have, if not supporting, then at least protective stances on our voicing opinions and raising concern on the matter
Which I doubt because this sort of thing is such a mess.
What I take away from that journal and the comments is that there exists a certain demographic in the furry subculture who have immersed themselves in forms of identity politics found almost solely on-line on social media, that this demographic is concerned with policing how other people express themselves, and that Rampack's journals and its comments are a good example of this demographic in action.