Probably because fictional ponies meant to be marketed towards little girls are more attractive than them. They are jealous that they are so fucking off putting guys would rather pay attention to a cartoon. I’m pretty sure that’s what it boils down to.
That and it’s one of the few positive things a feminist (Lauren Faust) has created.
Also it’s probably due to the fact that bronies care about the fact that not only Lauren Faust wanted the show to be for girls and boys without the fear of gender stereotyping, but the original creator (Bonnie Zacherie) also intended for the show to be for everyone, and not just little girls. Feminists seem to hate gender equality.
It’s also funny to me because Lauren hates those kind of feminists and even wrote a PPG episode about how feminists SHOULD NOT ACT complete with a villain that was bad feminism incarnate.
She also tore Miss Magazine a new ass once.
Oh yeah, those were both absolutely glorious.
Oh and another reason is because that Twilight may master the magic of friendship, but Femmenazis are the masters of the magic known as DOUBLE STANDARDS.
Yaoi Fangirls in the Transformers fandom drawing Megatron sticking his “Fusion cannon” into Starscream’s “Tailpipe?” Lol, who cares?
Tumblr shippers drawing Elsa and Anna making out (even after most them raised a tantrum over the Sami bullshit)? grrl powah!
Kingdom hearts fangirls violently kill off every female not named Aqua or Larxene or derail them into heartless cunts just so that they’re out of the way of TEH GAI BOYZ? “omg stop harassing meh it’s just fanfiction lmao!!!!!!111!”
But some dude minding his own business never harmin’ nobody starts drawing pictures of a cartoon horse from a little girl’s show shaking her ass and OMFG RAPE CULTURE PATRIARCHY MALE SCUM FAT SHRIMPDICK NECBEARD FEDORA MRA BRONIES ARE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLL!!1!!11!!1!!11!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That pretty much sums up Tumblr.
These responses are hilarious and brilliant.
I think the anti-brony movement suffers a lot from the Texas sharpshooter fallacy, when the original justification for dehumanizing male fans was dismantled people looked anywhere and everywhere for something to hang their prejudice on, ever notice every single incident someone does something who happens to be a fan of the show people flock around and shout “oh actually *this* is why I hate that group” as if they couldn’t quite articulate why they felt the way they did before? because of that the whole thing has become too varied, too difficult to pinpoint, some people even hate them for putting toys on desks, go figure.
One reason I have come across quite a lot is that bronies are getting too much media attention, that SJ supporters and feminists have been trying desperately to get many issues into the limelight and bronies just come waltzing in and manage to gain far more media coverage and support for breaking gender norms in 3 years than they’ve done in 30. Many see this as a giant slap in the face. This seems to be the driving force for a lot of the hate #standwithGrayson and Michael Morones has faced from people who supposedly support social justice.
What they don’t seem to realize is that by acting as one giant support group bronies have done a lot to eliminate pluralistic ignorance surrounding their hobby that is still inflicting many of the issues feminists and SJ supporters continue to face today, drumming things into peoples heads and educating them only go so far, nothing can really change as long as everyone still thinks everyone else doesn’t want it. A lot of people will hate me for saying it, but people on tumblr trying to change public opinion could learn a thing or two from bronies.
Not going to comment on anything regarding JesuOtaku, I don’t follow her work close enough - do to her dropped series and schedules - for me to know much about her.
But this attitude is ridiculous. You can see the exact moment where this went from ‘Yay, no more enforcing gender roles on to inanimate objects’ to suddenly being an awful thing because boys made the change, and not girls.
This is the crux of my issue with people getting up in arms over bronies having something to do with the lessening of the West’s stringent gender roles; the only reason people try to discredit the advancement bronies have made is because they are not girls.
Every anti-brony argument regarding making gender norms dated just smacks of utter jealousy.Female fans of traditionally male-orientated activities or fandoms are jealous that they are not the ones who were able to enact great change. And you know what? It is absolutely fair to be upset that the boys got more media attention, more coverage, and that their movement was more regarded simply do to the fact they are boys.
That is completely fair, and true. Bronies getting the level of attention they do does have to do with sexist norms that are ingrained in our society. However, that does not mean what they have contributed it worthless or that their entire fandom should be demonized. If you’re going to demonize bronies for the contributions they’ve made to helping ease gender norms, if you’re going to pull your support of gender norms being disregarded just because your group is not getting the spotlight, then you really don’t care about the issue you claim you care about. All you care about is being in the limelight.
Ah, just needed to pop in here to correct a misconception: what was being said before was not “it’s bad because boys are into it”, it’s “some people refuse to acknowledge it as a girl thing to start with”. I honestly don’t see this in particular as being a huge deal, as it’s pretty common practice to ask specifics so customers know what’s in stock, but generally when people get frustrated about this, it’s more about being mad the feminine quality of FiM is often really…downplayed in fandom (stuff like “LIKING PONIES IS MANLY” or “FiM is better than the past gens because it’s not as girly"—which I never got, honestly, it’s a girly as fuck show and unabashedly so).
It genuinely is a thing that happens and something we should be critical of. Obviously not everyone feels that way, but enough do that it should be talked about. Digibro did a great video about it a while ago, if you hadn’t seen it.
That is also a really fair point, castorochiaro, I totally see what you’re saying there and I agree. That is a thing that happens, and it’s a silly thing, and it does need to go the way of the Dodo (meaning, become extinct).
I think I got a little tangental in my response. :3
"some people refuse to acknowledge it as a girl thing to start with"
Why is this an inherently bad thing? if your aim is to make something gender neutral surely it would be self defeating to label things as boy/girl things. Why do we have female spaces? this kind of thinking is pushing us into gender roles, not away from them. The pony toys here aren’t being labeled as “boys toys” they’re being stripped of this whole boys/girls toys nonsense.
Yes some do label ponies as manly because they’re very insecure about it, it’s a very tongue in cheek way of dealing with the embarrassment of enjoying something “not meant for you” but isn’t that itself a symptom of gender roles? many bronies don’t care about social issues, they’re not doing it in the name of social justice, they do it to enjoy something without the ridicule or guilt gender roles bring, but since when has social Justice been about the sole interests of social justice proponents?
The people throwing a fit over this have the maturity of a girl who gets angry because a boy gets a cookie before her.
ATTENTION CERTAIN TUMBLR USERS:
If you have to circulate lies about people actually involved in the production of a show just to further your own incredibly sad, petty little agenda, that is NOT OKAY.
IT IS AN INVASION OF THAT PERSON’S LIFE, AND YOU ARE THE ONES SEXUALLY HARASSING THEM.
You stupid motherfuckers doing these things give bronies and feminists who actually want equality a bad name.
Way to go enforcing the gender stereotype that women falsefy sexual harassment and rape claims. Way to put others at risk of not having their REAL AND NON-FICTION reports taken seriously.
I bet you’re the same motherfuckers on the block holding up picket signs demanding that courts and police authority take sexual harrasement and rape reports be given more scrutiny and investigations.
Man i’m kind of embarrassed for posting this but….
Thank you for the great illustration. I am very delightful *\ (^o^)/ *
The Most Gorgeous Book Ever Has No Words Or Pictures, Just Color
This is the RGB Colorspace Atlas by Tauba Auerbach. The 8”x8” hardcover tome is pretty much an encyclopedia of every color in the RGB index. It’s huge, it’s gorgeous, and I want one.
……oh my god
I KNOW WHAT THIS NEEDS
It’s like they were made for each other.
Goodness, this is so beautiful to look at!
Warning: Products not actually effective on stains. May cause loss of wife. Consult doctor before use. Call Poison Control in case of lavatory failure.
So I see these two depicted as murderous entities a lot, but to me that doesn’t make much sense. When you think about it they didn’t kill a single person in either video, and didn’t even threaten to kill them. What I think may be a bit more terrifying.
I think they’re members of a race of monsters who disguise themselves as inanimate objects. Now, once taking on this disguise, they cant come out of it, and it becomes their permanent form, so they have to choose what they become wisely. Once they choose their form, they develop powers to manipulate and promote the essence of whatever their form represents. A hammer would have powers of building, and a couch would promote laziness.
But these monsters, what they feed on is whats important. They feed on fear. And they don’t even know that they do. Its instinctual and accidental. They never intend to scare people, but they just do. They can only communicate through song, as music opens up peoples emotions, making them more susceptible to fear. These songs will just be an expression of who they are. You see, whatever powers they get, based on their form, will become their sole passion.
They begin by trying to let others share on their passion, intensifying the demonstration of it, until they feel their
victimssubjects are ready to share in its full power. However, the extent to which their power is used is too much for their subjects to handle, and causes the fear the monsters feed on.
After feeding, they go into a dormant state to digest the fear, and during this time they are no different from the object they appear to be. The digestion process takes anywhere from a few days to many years, so they can re-awaken at any time.
Also: Any fear they cause, whether in person or through recording, feeds them and lengthens the dormancy period. The videos were created to keep them at bay for as long as possible. Every person scared by DHMIS keeps them asleep longer.