there are two bronies in the notes of my drawing right now asking each other “what does mlp have to do with feminism??” and “i dunno it’s just horses!!” and I’m sort of half exasperated and half in laughing fits

like one of them has a blog that is almost entirely anti-feminism and mra reblogs and he’s sitting there letting the heavy feminist overtones of a piece of media completely fly over his head because he’s too thick to notice themes unless they pertain specifically to him

dragondicks:

it’s testament to the entitled nature of nerd boys that you give them a piece of media made by a self-described feminist that teaches feminist lessons and they’ll still deny that its anything to do with feminism because it’s something they like and feminists are mean

thebicker:

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genderspy:

*points at lunar eclipse* what the fuck is this, some tumblr social justice bullshit?

im turning a pony into a digimon how much of a loser am i haha

im turning a pony into a digimon how much of a loser am i haha

it sucks that you have to put up with gross bronies all the time, but i have to admit that seeing you shoot so many of them down brings a smile to my face every time it happens

I love how the bronies are like, "using pones as mouthpieces I see," and it's like... Do they watch anything other than ponies? Look at anything other ponies? Everyone uses something or another as a mouthpiece. Ponies were originally intended as a mouthpiece to get feminist ideals out there for the younger generation. Using things as mouthpieces is pretty much 99% of all media.

it is borderline impossible to draw a character without inserting your own personal prejudices into them at some level. These guys think that when their favourite edgy internet cartoonist draws the mlp characters calling each other slurs and shitting it’s completely unbiased but even that is just mouth-piecing the author’s idea of what is funny and expecting the audience to reinforce that idea by enjoying their work. It’s just as politically charged and mouthpiece-y as anything I’ve drawn, it just delivers its message differently. Even if the characters are completely silent, at their base level, the way they’re drawn subconsciously reveals which of their characteristics the artist considers most important and which characteristics they think they can improve by changing. Art is massively revealing about its creator and I love it for that.

I think maybe these guys are so used to have every piece of media they consume reinforce their own opinions that they don’t even monitor their own media intake until it offends them. When they see something that they don’t necessarily agree with, they immediately identify it as having a message and thus being “politically charged”. All the messages and reinforcement they subconsciously receive every day goes completely under their radar because they agree with it. That’s just a hypothesis though.

*draws a pony saying something feminist*
bronies: omfg stop using the characters as mouthpieces
*draws a pony saying / doing something misogynistic*
bronies: omfg this is gREAT HAHA hasbro should put this iN THE SHOW!!! TAKE ALL MY MONEY OMG
danguy96:

Continuing to use the ponies as mouthpieces, I see?

the entire first page of your blog is made up of reblogs about how modern feminists are bitches and MRAs are unjustly treated, and your “blogs i follow” section is a rogues gallery of ‘edgy’ brony artists.
Please, tell me more about how bitter you are that a show you like was created with feminist ideals and wish that those darn feminists would go away, and let you enjoy images of the little horses calling each other slurs and doing something wacky like murdering babies or making rape jokes or whatever. Do you also message the other artists you like telling them to stop using characters as mouthpieces for their personal biases? I’m sure you probably don’t mind if the character is saying something that you personally agree with.
Anyway, this isn’t even a pony! This is clearly a unicorn. I don’t know how you even made the connection. Silly billy :P

danguy96:

Continuing to use the ponies as mouthpieces, I see?

the entire first page of your blog is made up of reblogs about how modern feminists are bitches and MRAs are unjustly treated, and your “blogs i follow” section is a rogues gallery of ‘edgy’ brony artists.

Please, tell me more about how bitter you are that a show you like was created with feminist ideals and wish that those darn feminists would go away, and let you enjoy images of the little horses calling each other slurs and doing something wacky like murdering babies or making rape jokes or whatever. Do you also message the other artists you like telling them to stop using characters as mouthpieces for their personal biases? I’m sure you probably don’t mind if the character is saying something that you personally agree with.

Anyway, this isn’t even a pony! This is clearly a unicorn. I don’t know how you even made the connection. Silly billy :P