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Calgary Journal: Calgary’s grown up ‘My Little Pony’ fans

27 Nov

Some Calgarians may be surprised to learned Bronyism exists in our own our backyard.

James Wilt, a MRU colleague and the owner of a mean moustache, previously sat down with the city’s leading Brony faction.

projectBrony later followed up with Wilt to get his thoughts on the experience. He described it as “extremely enlightening.”

There’s quite a stigma surrounding the community — and reasonably so, to be fair — but I found the people I dealt with for my story to be relatively ‘normal’ and cognizant of the rather subsersive role that they were playing. I still think the culture is pretty weird, in the sense that I simply can’t understand the appeal of the show, but each to their own. Any movement that helps to challenge traditional assumptions about ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’ is more than welcome, and these people seem to be doing a great job at it.

— James Wilt


What does Harvard know anyway?

21 Nov

Not everyone is down with the pony.

Toy giants Hasbro, My Little Pony’s parent company, along with Mattel were cited in a damning report on the negative effect commercialism has on children’s lives.

The report was authored by  Susan Linn of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (AKA the no fun campaign.)

It warns that advertising and marketing is associated with:

  • Childhood obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexualization
  • Youth violence
  • Family stress
  • Underage alcohol and
    tobacco use

Linn contends government deregulation, coupled with the digital revolution, has created a potent commercial cocktail that’s poisoning the children. Damn you, Reagan!

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Pega-Sisters join the herd

11 Nov

Credit: Ponyconfessions.tumblr.com

Ah yes, gender equality.

Long overshadowed by their male counterparts, female groupies of My Little Pony needed to come up with their own moniker to represent their fandom. Thus the term Pega-Sister was coined.

Look no further than the always trusty Urban Dictionary to sum things up.

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