In short, no.
Stereotypes are ridiculous and anyone using a stereotype as the basis of their argument has no place in a discussion.
Honestly, if someone came at me with a stereotype I’d laugh derisively at them and walk away from the conversation. You’re not going to be able to reason with someone that stupid.
Remember the old saying “Never argue with an idiot, they’ll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
But for the sake of discussion, let’s say I’m humouring the person;
You only need to spend a week in any community and you’ll find the percentage of that stereotype to be less than 1.
However, the camera loves a stereotype – so when people are taking pictures of bronies, or there’s an independent documentary, of course they’re going to find the most stand-out person they can.
There’s also this stupid tumblr fad of taking pictures of strangers and posting them in the brony tag saying ‘i found a brony lul’. Creepy much? Double standards, yo.
Half the bronies you can probably walk past on the street and be non the wiser.
I’m not going to talk about how we’re not all fat or whatever, because the conversation is going to devolve into shaming whatever traits people can think of that apply to the stereotype.
Bottom line is that you’ll find a vast diversity from all walks of life in the brony fandom, and anyone who thinks otherwise is quite simply ignorant, willingly or unwillingly.
Stereotypes are stupid. You learn this in primary school.
Part of me wants to post the selfies we were sharing in chat the other day, but I don’t to violate anyone else’s privacy or trust in sharing their image and identity.
But askasanebrony is right; it’s a nasty double standard. Taking picture of women out in the world is generally seen as creepy and rude, and even the most innocuous images of ladies taken without their consent are considered sexist and assumed to only exist so people can oogle them. However, the same people who will complain about invasion of women’s privacy will turn around and post or reblog images of men they think fit the ‘brony’ archetype (which is also the general nerd archetype), and shame them for their body type or fashion choice.
It’s really, really cruel. You would give the finger to any guy who mocked your choice of boots over flats, or baggy sweater instead of tight fit dress - why would you turn around and partake in the same sort of shaming you won’t tolerate for women, just because it’s against boys? Because patriarchy?
Shaming innocent strangers on the street does nothing to stop institutionalized sexism. It’s just petty attacks meant to boost your own ego.
this is it. this is what i got pokemon for
EYELASHES YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO PREVENT STUFF FROM FALLING IN MY EYE BUT WHEN YOU FALL IN MY EYE THEN WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO YOU WERE MY LAST LINE OF DEFENSE AND YOU BETRAYED ME
get off my post
You don’t have to lash out
these puns are far too cornea
one of the most difficult parts of my life is trying to figure out which button actually means download and which are advertisements
If you click and drag the button and it drags, it’s an ad. If it does not drag, it is the button you are supposed to click.
So I heard it’s Earth Day
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