Out of all the mostly consumable dank forest dwelling forms of life, Mushrooms have it bad. True they are probably the bet known mostly consumable dank forest life form, but they have long been subject to offensive name calling and bullying due to their apparent phallic looking appearance.
If you’re a mushroom that has been the victim of such hurtful behaviour, you have A Brief History of Mycological Illustrationhttp://www.huh.harvard.edu/libraries/mycology/Myco_illustration.htm to blame. Harvard recently posted the illustrations with a breakdown of their historical significance in the world of scientific research.
For mushroom people, this probably fills in some blanks for you. It doesn’t make the bulling hurt less, but it does provide some closure as to how it started and why. Here’s an example: