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Women who like "masculine" things are mocked and jeered at, accused of not being "real" fans and of being "attention whores" (or, sometimes, just "whores").

Men who like "feminine" things are given a documentary praising them for their "progressive" views and feel such a large amount of self-importance that they claim they're "oppressed" by women who are (often rightfully) scared of them.

I've never seen a more misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, and violent fandom than the one grown men have created around a show about multicoloured horses. There have been several times when I've been sexually harassed by self-professed bronies (all of them were over the age of eighteen when I am clearly a minor), who then have the nerve to say that people (especially young women) are being "sexist" for fearing them or for feeling uncomfortable because of their presence.

I'm all for breaking down gender roles, but bronies are definitely not doing that properly (if at all). Bronies: you are not oppressed. You are not progressive. You're assholes. You're -- as the title says -- entitled pricks.

(Also, not every MLP fan is a brony, and yes, I know that not all bronies are like that.)
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Speedyblupi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member
We're not opressed, but we are unfairly hated on the internet.

But yes, many of us are entitled pricks.
tilemaxosbra Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a brony myself and the only reason I came here is to read the comments.

TheDictatorOfPokemon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, they do turn powerful beings (like Celestia.) into sex toys.
AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Are you sure about all of this?  I have been taught that it is generally okay for women to take an interest in men's stuff, but men would get ostracized for liking anything remotely feminine.  This is likely because we have been taught that masculine activities are somehow seen as more important than feminine actives.  Personally, I think all men should learn to cook and clean at least some.  That is one of the reasons I enjoy Friendship is Magic, neither the tomboys nor the girly girls are treated as superior (although I will admit, making Twilight Sparkle a princess has made the balance much more precarious).
EctoHive Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist
hell yeah
loudmouthedandbossy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MLP, Homestuck, Vocaloid and Kingdom Hearts are pretty rabid fanbases xD I think it's anything with several main characters, or stereotyped personalities so that they're easy to imitate in fanfiction or fanart.
People who would rather be anyone but themselves can become so obnoxious when given the opportunity to be someone else, you know?
Glucoseguts Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are lots of good bronies and shit imo, and the show is good. But as a whole they're fucking pricks. 
FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you say that not all bronies are like that then why make a stamp with such a generalization?
DariusAbend Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Homophobia, misogyny, and especially cissexism are apparent in all fandoms, and most definitely not 'most commonly' in guys who like girly shows.
Also, male femininity is most definitely not more accepted than masculinity in females- in any way shape or form. I've been harassed and assaulted many times for being read as feminine or wearing pink/feminine attire while going into men's restrooms/most public areas. My sister and female friends have seldom been bothered for wearing suits, ties and other traditionally masculine clothes. I can tell you for a fact that I'm treated far nicer when mistaken for a female, too. I'm also a minor, and I've still been harassed far more by macho men that are into transformers. TLDR; you'd find that there are an equal amount of assholes in every group if you've been around enough people. Stop beating dead horses, please.
loudmouthedandbossy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your experience =/= the majority.  Down here women are treated like shit, no matter how they present, and men are worshipped for being men and it's disgusting.
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