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Bronies: Combating toxic masculinity, one ‘Little Pony’ at a time

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Matt Silverman


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Posted on Jul 23, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:30 am CDT

The reboot of My Little Pony has reached fans far beyond the “little girls” demographic. Thousands of adult men self-identify as Bronies: Dudes who love the stories, characters and themes of the whimsical cartoon.

But this special fandom is about much more. It tears down stereotypes and has become a place (both online and at IRL conferences) to push back against tired notions of masculinity.

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) speak with Charlie Worthley, a Brony convention organizer, about this far-reaching community built on acceptance and gender empowerment.

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If you enjoyed this episode, check out Alli and Jen’s shenanigans at BronyCon in their webseries 2 GIRLS 1 SHOW.

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*First Published: Jul 23, 2018, 6:00 am CDT