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The gender politics of hasbro fandom.

Postby Towline » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:13 pm

Hello Seibertroniters!
After watching a documentary on Bronies and listening to the twin cast podcast.
I have a question I like to ask this website.
How come female "Transformers" fans have an easier time with not getting publicly heckled then male "My Little Pony" fans?
We live in an interesting time in pop culture when robots have become more gender neutral then horses.

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Re: The gender politics of hasbro fandom.

Postby Shadowman » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:12 pm

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Because female Transformers fans don't get nearly as creepy as bronies can get.

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EDIT: It's also an age-old double standard: Girls being into boy's stuff is far more socially acceptable than boys being into girl's stuff.
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Re: The gender politics of hasbro fandom.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:33 am

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Shadowman wrote:EDIT: It's also an age-old double standard: Girls being into boy's stuff is far more socially acceptable than boys being into girl's stuff.


This, so this. :APPLAUSE:

Well, we do have some "prejudices" towards female fans, but it's all in good humor:

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Re: The gender politics of hasbro fandom.

Postby JetOptimus23 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:18 am

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Bronies are a whole nother can of worms. They've basically taken over the show and made the fanbase horribly unsafe for MLP's actual audience. Female TFans are just that; fans of the Transformers franchise who also happen to be female.
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Re: The gender politics of hasbro fandom.

Postby babylon queen » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:29 pm

Can you have gender neutral toys?
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Re: The gender politics of hasbro fandom.

Postby ScoutBumblebee » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:02 pm

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babylon queen wrote:Can you have gender neutral toys?


Definitely! Most animals class as gender neutral, many books, landscape type stuff, garden type stuff, etc. It's when you get into action figures and the like that people throw gender into it.

Honestly, I believe that gender basing comes down purely to marketing and the power of the almighty dollar. If a company is going to market a toy, they need a target audience. They look at the MOST likely target audience. If the bulk of interested kids/people will be boys, they will aggressively market it to boys. Vice versa with girls. If there's a small percentage of folks who buy despite not being in the target audience, ok. But ultimately you get the best response from targeting those most likely to take interest.
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Re: The gender politics of hasbro fandom.

Postby fenrir72 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:07 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Shadowman wrote:EDIT: It's also an age-old double standard: Girls being into boy's stuff is far more socially acceptable than boys being into girl's stuff.


This, so this. :APPLAUSE:

Well, we do have some "prejudices" towards female fans, but it's all in good humor:

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