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'Brony' Chivalry - This needs to be said

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 11, 2013, 2:49 PM
I hope to god I piss some people off/step on some toes with this rant.

I'm certain a lot of this rant will apply to the internet as a whole, but I'm speaking in specific about the pony fandom, because that's where a lot of these examples have taken place.

This fandom needs to stop objectifying women, and treating 'rape' as a fetish. This is a masculine issue, and this is a feminist issue. But most importantly, it is a human issue, and it needs to be addressed.

Read the rest here: zedrin-stormshock.tumblr.com/p…

And don't comment if you didn't read the post.
Some key notes: This is not typecasting the majority. These are indeed a 'shoutlier' representation: a smaller portion of the fandom that is so obnoxious or vulgar that they're taken as the majority.
But let me be clear: if we let them maintain the spotlight, our labeling will change-- and not just in the fandom, as the concept of a 'male' as a whole. The way this is countered is by being the good examples that they are not.

AGAIN. DO NOT COMMENT IF YOU DID NOT READ.

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Cdpaliden Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think it would be nice if this concept extended to the entirety of the human race, not just to bronies. But baby-steps I suppose...?
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redwallfanforever Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Would you have been able to fit what's in your link here or would that go over the boundaries of what's allowed on the site?
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Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It wouldn't, it's just a bit more convenient to have it in one location. I don't like posting excessively long rants on my DA page--only moderately long will do. My Tumblr I'm a lot less restrictive over.
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redwallfanforever Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thanks for explaining that.
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Masterweaver Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Huh, I've never seen this. In fact, the only experience I've had with fictional pony rape treated it as horrific and psychologically scarring.
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HardCyder Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconoctaviaclapplz: I couldn't agree with you more. I like to think that because so many adult men love MLPFiM, that it means we are redefining masculinity to exclude male chauvinism. But, alas, there seems to be a sizable group of men (in my experience many are young boys posing as men online) in the fandom that see women as less than human. Most likely, they were like this before joining the fandom but, none the less, they tarnish our image while inflicting their ignorance on others. I think what you're doing is the key to battling this - being vocal. And for anyone else reading this comment, please, if someone says or does something sexist around you, speak up. If you can, open up a dialoge with the person and try to show them why it's wrong.
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Zedrin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
On the note of it being young boys posing as men, I think you're probably right in many respects. If any case a good portion of perpetrators at least have an immature mentality, whether or not they're younger.
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HardCyder Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so true.
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Honeycrisp1012 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for this.
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Vunlinur Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Being honest, after reading this i start to wonder who do you deal with daily.
Surfing the net, meeting bronies on meets regularly, in chatrooms/comunicators, people i meet are at least quite tollerant and have respect for the opposite gender.
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