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Sisterhoof - Stop discrimation by hinoraito Sisterhoof - Stop discrimation by hinoraito
::EDIT 2::
A fellow brony tackled this question and expressed my point of view better than I could ever do it. Check it out! It's worth it!

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::EDIT 1::
What i have learn so far from this conversation
- most individual who commented on this are well articulated and spoke of their personal experience in the fandom in general. You guys are awesome.
- This is a discussion and in no way shape or form should it imply that i am not concerned about worldly issues concerning women. This conversation will be for another time.
- seems somes fans of previous gens do the same thing about the latest gen.
- this kind of conversation happens in all fandom
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This message is mostly for the fans of MLP. I would like to point out that this is only my opinion and I wanted to share it because I thought maybe starting a discussion would help me see more clearly on this matter.

Definition of discrimination: is the prejudicial or distinguishing treatment of an individual based on his or her membership - or perceived membership - in a certain group or category. It involves the group's initial reaction or interaction, influencing the individual's actual behavior towards the group or the group leader, restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to another group, leading to the exclusion of the individual or entities based on logical or irrational decision making


This is my response to the whole "I love bronies" tshirt that came out in Walmarts featuring ponies from G1. [link] From what I could see, there are people that were offended that they portrayed G1 instead of G4. Some have said it was a misinterpretation of bronies. May I point out that it seems that this shirt was for girls? What? WHy would the guys care what's on my shirt?

Most of you will agree that the past generations of MLP have been targeted mainly at woman. And that most of the previous fanbase was female.
Now.... when G4 came around, it was with great joy that the fandom welcomed a large male audience. We rejoinced, had beer and all was well. But then shit happened. Some men claimed it as their own and totally kicked the female base out of the way, saying how amazingly MANLY G4 was and how the previous generations were "girly" (I like how "girly" has suddenly a negative tone to it)

What's with all this negativity towards previous Gens? And what's with putting the female fans on the side? Seriously, I am a person too and I would really much appreciate if people would stop imposing their views on me and other women like me.

That said, I would like to hear your opinion of this matter. I would also like to hear from the women that are fans of this show. What do you feel is your place in this fandom? What did you think of that shirt with Gen 1 ponies?

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nightmarespirit-myst Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWW so cute, those two!
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:icongypsymidnight:
I don't identify with the 'Brony' because as I understand it it came about when Friendship is Magic arrived. I think it's cool that there is a boy fanbase, but girls still love My Little Pony so saying its just for boys is a but silly.

I kinda wish there was a term from people like me, I started to love Ponies when I was a kid in the 80's, my first pony was a Peachy who came with the Pretty Palour (I still have it although its in heavy played with condition) I have collected all the ponies, each generation right up till the present day and well over 200 ponies.

As for the TV shows, I only ever saw The My Little Pony Movie with the smooze in it, then a couple of episodes of the old ponies, The Magic Coins and one about Paradise Estate. So when Friendship is Magic started I was thrilled, nevermind I am in my 30's My Little Ponies were on TV and nothing would stop me watching.

So what am I? I am not a Brony or a Pegisister (?? not even sure what that is) but someone who has simply loved My Little Ponies right from the start
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jonaslion52 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did caiden cowger get me here?
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:iconraizerninja:
G1 ponies are the reason I gave G4 a chance. Watching it as a 2 year old little boy with my 5 year old sister, Spike was my fave because he was a dragon and one of the few guys on the show. When  I heard they brought back Spike for G4 I decided to give it a chance. I don't agree with bashing the previous generations of the franchise, because if they never happened then we wouldn't have friendship is magic. I'm also one of the many who believe that girls can be bronies too. Or at least Pegasisters.
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:icondeviantart789789:
In fact, the creator of MLP in the first place originally intended G1 to be targeted to children of both genders. 

Remember Tirek? He was possibly the most badass (and the most violent as you can get in an 80s kid show) villain in MLP history. Cracked even listed him on a list of great villains destroyed by weak opponents. I heard he basically threatened to outright kill G1 Spike.
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fuzz3Knavel Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever happened to respect your elders? 

This is respectful. :)
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InvaderIka Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I actually have the walmart shirt and wear it proudly! c:
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angelthefurbat1 Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really loved the older versions as a kid. <3
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CareerFromDistrict4 Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing and really accurate :)
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PickLockMaster May 27, 2013   General Artist
I remember that Wall Mart shirt, I bought it for my dad. xD
He wears it, even if he isn't a Brony.
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