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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.

I've seen things. Horrible things. Things that will haunt me to the end of my days...

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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