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February 2, 2013


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EDIT: Having now picked this back up, I am aiming to have it out around the time Season 4 airs (November). Please continue sending your findings my way for inclusion!

EDIT: Over 80 different individuals have already contributed. More are welcome.

I've been requested to write an article on sexism against females within the "Friendship is Magic" fandom. Specifically, I will be looking into how males 'control' the fandom and how females tend to be marginalized. If you are female and have ever felt oppressed, put down, alienated or anything similar in the My Little Pony fandom, and you would like to be part of a journalistic article on the issue (anonymously), then I would like to know your story. Perhaps you've been told you can't be a brony if you're female? Or, perhaps, you dislike how the media constantly refers to bronies as males?

If you have anything you would like to contribute, send me a note entitled 'Essay' and provide whatever information you feel comfortable in giving.

I frequently received questions for my 'Brony Advice' column from females in the fandom who felt victimized in one way or another by males. I wish to see how this oppression is manifested in real cases, in the hope of drawing a conclusion based on reasoned evidence. Drop me a note if you'd like to be involved.

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FireColorSplat Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
what does sexism mean?
Discrimination against a gender.
FireColorSplat Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh ok thank you for telling me
I'm really happy that you're still updating this.
I wish I could contribute but I can't because I've never met an a-hole brony in real life(Nor a sexist one). Maybe for me that's for the best. It saves me a lot of head aches.
And I don't pay attention to any kind of internet drama now. I only focus on just my own business.
I'm largely the same. I picked this back up mainly because I felt bad scrapping such a large piece of work, especially when so many people have contributed to it. I hope you'll have a good read of it when it comes out.
Sabina-R Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was literally attacked by male-brony. It was disgusting. We were talking nicely... until he starts....
''How you can be bronyyy if you don't have any equipment with Dashie or Twilie?! You don't even remember the names of most important episodes! Thats a s h a m e for all bronies! Go an die!'''
It was something like that, but he was doing that like 2weeks every day =-=
I prefer Brony of Pegasister
just because it has the word BRO in it dont mean we cant be called one o3o
Spaintomatoe Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would rather be called a brony than a pegasister.
Pegasister is a very alienating term...
I'm part of this brony fandom too and I would like to be referred to as such.
Riftress Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Noted, I hope it's enough. I'd really like to read this article, seeing how fed up I'm getting of the sausage-fest media and the community's showing bronies to look like. :facepalm:
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