Boys don’t cry. Bronies do.

25 Nov

Nigel Kirk, founder of Calgary’s Jane Taxpayer, spoke about how Bronies are a form of pseudo-feminism during a presentation at the Magpie Treasure Talks last June.

Kirk contends the majorly male group are challenging the definition of masculinity by professing their adoration for a show targeted to little girls.

It’s okay for Bronies to cry, It’s okay for them to be emotional, it’s okay for one guy to hug another guy, and to put a bit of emotion behind it. Typical males? No. But it’s a part of what defines many members of the Brony culture.

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Video #1

25 Nov

Video from ‘Brony-Con’ with a panel of experts discussing the gender roles that Bronies defy

These experts also discuss their study and the results they found from interviews with hundreds of Bronies across the globe

New York Observer: the birth of pony nation

24 Nov

Unless you’re a Brony or possess a kinky fetish, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of 4chan.

Don’t worry about it.

Just picture the image-based bulletin board as the Mecca of this subculture. It’s the place where large numbers of curious nerds first fledged their unwavering affection for the show.

Una LaMarche’s story for the New York Observer details the unlikely emergence of the pony enthusiasts.

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