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bronies by gastlies bronies by gastlies
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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AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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).
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EctoHive Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist
hell yeah
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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?
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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. 
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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?
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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.
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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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DariusAbend Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh crumbs. I didn't check your profile. My apologies for insinuating that you were a guy, ma'am.
I do have to end this discussion, though. I don't feel like it'll go anywhere and I don't like talking to people who deem themselves 'pro-satan'.
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DariusAbend Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your experience =/= the majority.
 I've lived in so many places, all of them I've had the exact same experiences.

I've never seen a man worshiped* for having a penis, only for being intersex (which is the smallest minority alive) in native american culture, and women were included in that. Where did you come up with that, anyway; tumblr? While some women are treated like crap for being women, it's definitely not remotely common in any 1st world country, and most of the time they can fully-well go for help or help each other. Which they don't, because people are petty and selfish. Men are treated like absolute garbage for being feminine
And if you're talking about pay-grade, go talk to someone else. I don't care. My mom had to work like a dog to take care of us, (payed shit and treated like shit by some dicks) and she never got any respect or help from her female co-workers. Just back-stabbing and hate.

My older-than-me girlfriend is treated like a goddess (In a good way.), knowing that she can live happily doing whatever she wants even if it's being lazy and playing video-games all day while I work. She's elated knowing that I'll be able to support her and have tons left over for charity, a private library, or whatever else she and I want to spend it on. My he/she/it sibling basically worships women and treats me like shit for being born as a guy. Everyone I've ever met has always said women>guys. The only person excluded from that is a teacher I once had and she was self-hating and abusive to me for being a weak little boy, anyway.

The only time you 'hear' otherwise (because obviously you can believe everything you hear through biased & faked media) is in 3rd world countries or arab/jewish/redneck/rural chinese (inb4 RAYSUST. I'm guessing you're 100% white. I'm not. Grats.) places.
I'm not even going to start on how much I've been told I can't cry, have feelings or be sick as a 'man', even though I haven't even hit legal age yet. I have tons of terminal/incurable illnesses that severely impact my quality of life. Cry *me* a river.

Every guy I know, including myself is expected to graduate college *~and~* finish med/law school before 23-25, and the women are always talking happily about how they'll stay home and take care of the kids. (Which is fun and not at all hard work, I can tell you that as a fact.)
I'm not even going to begin on the gender roles slapped on when you come out with a shlong. Anyway, jizz off, I'm not up for hostility from my last birthday.

You didn't try to give me a discussion in reply to my own. Not even a few opinions. Just 'no ur wrong'. If you're going to put up the know it all act, then please at least have the decency to TRY and not talk down to me like I'm a psychotic arsewipe on the severe end of the autism spectrum.
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Rainbow-Productions Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Writer
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You made an arguement and then blocked me? Lol

I AM a guy, actually.  A trans guy, that can pass well enough in public.  And you know what I've seen?  I've seen people start taking me seriously since I came out.  I've seen people listen to my opinion without validation from a man.  The gender roles a man has are given to him, and upheld by the majority of men.

Your girlfriend is not a goddess, she is a woman.  And I'm glad that she's happy doing what she's doing, but after years of seeing women told to be silent, told to 'give him another chance' and 'he loves you, he's sorry' after being beaten, a lot of women aren't happy.  And they're expected to stay unhappy.

You cannot, as a guy born and raised a guy, tell me that women aren't oppressed because you never lived as one.
And staying home and taking care of kids?  Fun? Not hard work?  I RAISED my younger sisters, and I still am.  Don't give me that shit, it is a lot of fucking work.  It is constant, even during naptimes.  It is cleaning every room of the house, picking up after toddlers and chasing them down, making sure you do everything that needs to be done, keeping the kids safe, usually it involves cooking as well several times throughout the day.
It involves people judging you based on how well you've raised the kids, and whether or not you've had kids.  If you haven't, why?  Because women are EXPECTED to have kids and become housewives. It isn't something we are actually interested in from the start; it's something bashed into our heads from the start. Every TV show, every movie, every book; there's the faithful housewife and those are our role models.
Those were my role models, but now that I'm a guy?  The housework I do is no longer expected of me.  Raising kids is no longer expected of me.  I'm expected to get a job, and work my way up, not stay holed-up in a shithouse with a bunch of kids.

Some people might want kids, but a lot of people just assume that it's the next step.  That it's what comes after marriage, and it's not.  It shouldn't be, it should be a choice.  It's not a choice when we're brainwashed to believe that is our place.

You know why you can't cry?  Because it's a feminine thing to do.  because anything feminine is bad, is lesser, is wrong.  Women can cry, sure, but only if it's over something men find silly.  Only if it's not too much.
They can't show anger, either, or it's only PMS.  Hormones.  It's 'that time fo the month again', all the nearly-adults in my classroom laughed, as I broke down from their ruining my sketchbook, after a long, abusive and ridiculously manipulative relationship ended.  "My sketchbooks are my diaries, they're really important to me." I explained, and they laughed again.
"Stop being such a girl."
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"Stop being such a girl."
Why?  Why is being a girl a bad thing? Because it's the opposite of 'man'.  Because men are on top, they are literally worshipped for being men.  They get away with things because 'boys will be boys'.  They get away with stalking, because 'boys will be boys', and don't hear 'what a crazy bitch' after confusion of a one-night-stand gone wrong.
They rape and beat and kill women, and get significantly less time than women do for DEFENDING THEMSELVES against their spouses, because "She provoked it", "She should've done better/shouldn't have done that".

www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-w… <60 fucking years for a warning shot, against her abusive husband.

And yet Zimmerman, a MAN, stalked a black boy down the street and shot him and gets protected and set free with the same laws that woman was denied.

And this isn't a new thing, this is something that happens every damn day.  This is something that women have been subjected to forever, and something feminists are trying to stop now.

" it's definitely not remotely common in any 1st world country, and most of the time they can fully-well go for help or help each other."
Hell to the yes it is.  You wouldn't know, however, because you've never felt it.  Never experienced it, so obviously, it doesn't exist.
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And, um, excuse me?  Satanists don't believe in Satan.  Or god, or hell, or heaven.  That has nothing to do with anything.
" If you're going to put up the know it all act, then please at least have the decency to TRY and not talk down to me like I'm a psychotic arsewipe on the severe end of the autism spectrum."  People with autism are usually pretty open minded, actually, and they're not psychotic even when it's severe?  What the hell?
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