Pony Confessions, I don’t think females who dislike the term “Brony”...
I don’t think females who dislike the term “Brony” are stupid. At the same time though, I don’t really like the term “Pegasister”, either.
Here’s how I see it: The term Brony isn’t sexist just because it’s “masculine”. ( btw, females that call themselves “bro” don’t automatically make the term any less masculine, it just means they don’t mind being called “bro”. That is all.) The sexism stems from how the term was first coined as a way to separate male fans from something innately girly. (which would imply that “girly = bad”) 
The fact that it just sort of stuck as the default term for everyone, (whether you’re comfortable with it or not) just makes it all the more sexist, even if just a teeny-tiny bit. (even more so if nobody bothers to acknowledge the sexist connotations)
When I think of the term Brony and its origins, I think that the guys who came up with it had this sort of mind set: “Oh, we’re not Pony fans! We’re BRONIES, man! BRONIES! Its like “Pony” but more manly sounding! WE’RE MANLY! Just because we like a girly show doesn’t make us girly! HOW DARE YOU IMPLY SUCH A THING!? GIRLYNESS IS HORRIBLE AND DISGUSTING!”- such a thought process is misogynistic and comes from a “be conventionally manly, son; or else!” sort of upbringing.
“Pegasister” on the other hand is the deviation from the default, even if “Brony” does embrace both sexes nowadays. (Its funny though; how maculine terms are almost always the default, and female terms are just the deviation from the default…)
If it were up to me, I’d get rid of both “Pegasister” & “Brony” and come up with something more gender-neutral, like “Ponies”, “Pony fans”, “FiM fans”, or- in homage to Lauren Faust’s first acknowledgment of the fandom- “Comrades”. (Even if its a /co/ thing)
TL;DR: Brony isn’t “unisex”, and both Brony & Pegasister are gendered terms. We may or may not need something more Gender-neutral. Also Comrades. Just thought I’d toss that out there.
…and that’s how Equestria was made!

I don’t think females who dislike the term “Brony” are stupid. At the same time though, I don’t really like the term “Pegasister”, either.

Here’s how I see it: The term Brony isn’t sexist just because it’s “masculine”. ( btw, females that call themselves “bro” don’t automatically make the term any less masculine, it just means they don’t mind being called “bro”. That is all.) The sexism stems from how the term was first coined as a way to separate male fans from something innately girly. (which would imply that “girly = bad”) 

The fact that it just sort of stuck as the default term for everyone, (whether you’re comfortable with it or not) just makes it all the more sexist, even if just a teeny-tiny bit. (even more so if nobody bothers to acknowledge the sexist connotations)

When I think of the term Brony and its origins, I think that the guys who came up with it had this sort of mind set: “Oh, we’re not Pony fans! We’re BRONIES, man! BRONIES! Its like “Pony” but more manly sounding! WE’RE MANLY! Just because we like a girly show doesn’t make us girly! HOW DARE YOU IMPLY SUCH A THING!? GIRLYNESS IS HORRIBLE AND DISGUSTING!”- such a thought process is misogynistic and comes from a “be conventionally manly, son; or else!” sort of upbringing.

“Pegasister” on the other hand is the deviation from the default, even if “Brony” does embrace both sexes nowadays. (Its funny though; how maculine terms are almost always the default, and female terms are just the deviation from the default…)

If it were up to me, I’d get rid of both “Pegasister” & “Brony” and come up with something more gender-neutral, like “Ponies”, “Pony fans”, “FiM fans”, or- in homage to Lauren Faust’s first acknowledgment of the fandom- “Comrades”. (Even if its a /co/ thing)

TL;DR: Brony isn’t “unisex”, and both Brony & Pegasister are gendered terms. We may or may not need something more Gender-neutral. Also Comrades. Just thought I’d toss that out there.

…and that’s how Equestria was made!

  1. swampgallows reblogged this from ponyconfessions and added:
    All of my thoughts on this have just been written out for me.
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  5. weaseltube reblogged this from dizzypacce and added:
    This. Bro is the default suffix/prefix on a site where nobody wants to know your gender identity because you’re...
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  7. grimb4rkjade reblogged this from at0mic-cocktail and added:
    While all this has very good points, I actually don’t mind being called a Brony even though I’m a chick. In fact, I even...
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  9. arcticwaters reblogged this from ponyconfessions and added:
    To my knowledge, the term “brony” actually didn’t originate to separate males from females. When the show was just...
  10. demigirl-former-robot reblogged this from ponyconfessions and added:
    While not very familiar with the history of the terms, this is along my line of thinking. The term “brony” is thankfully...
  11. lordmarconius reblogged this from ponyconfessionscommentary and added:
    I’m trying to “deal with it”, but I still don’t see the part where you provided proof. You basically made a statement...
  12. ponyconfessionscommentary reblogged this from primadraggle and added:
    That fits the definition of brony, assuming that it did come about with the implication of being a male-only term. It...
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  15. primadraggle reblogged this from ponyconfessionscommentary and added:
    "It started out that way and now it’s not that way" doesn’t apply to words barely over a year old at most. If brony is a...
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  17. treasurehunterchikorita reblogged this from iamonlykidding and added:
    well said, peter, well said
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    Brony, Pegasister, Pony fan, I don’t care what it’s called. I’m just a fan 8I
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