I got so fucking tired of that "I'm a guy and I like a cartoon for girls" and how the American news would fucking be all over that shit. How at the beginning of 'Brony-dom' they would never shut up about how they were being SOOO different. If guys who liked MLP didn't constantly bring up how they were doing something 'different' no one would bat a fucking eye. Don't get me started on bronies who make rude remarks @ girls who like videogames because I've seen that shit happen. GDAMn
I’ve known girls and women that have been massive transformers fans for literal years. Where are their shout outs, documentaries, news articles? I guess they don’t get them because unlike bronies, they don’t push out everyone else from their fandom space and make it all about themselves. It took less than three years for bronies to make googling and youtube searching for mlp characters a dangerous game, I can still google for pretty much any Transformer or male superhero safely.
Even when female fans are a massive driving force behind a show’s success they don’t get any respect. Oh, Sherlock has lots of female fans? They’re just dumb fangirls in it for the yaoi, pfft. lots of female doctor who fans? Quick, bring out Moffat to give some more patronising quotes about how he knows what women want better than how they do. Star Trek literally would have stopped airing after the second season if it weren’t for bjo trimble and other female fans? Pfft, women don’t belong in sci fi, where are my big titty scantily clad alien women who are hunting the galaxy for human sperm. Sci fi as a genre was pretty much started by Mary Shelley, female author of Frankenstein in 1823??? Ugh girl cooties.
I have absolutely zero patience for bronies and their victimisation complex. Try having a member of your gender god damn invent a genre and then being told that you don’t belong in it, that it’s not for you. Ugh.