Are bronies changing the definition of masculinity?

I’ve been fascinated by ‘bronies’ for a little while now. In another life I’d do my PhD on bronies – men (bros) who are fans of a television show/franchise called ‘My Little Pony’: bronies. There are so many sociologically fascinating dimensions to the bronie phenomenon, most of which are summarised really well in the below Idea Channel video. The challenges to dominant conceptualisations of gender and age appropriate cultural consumption are the most obvious lines of inquiry, but I’m also really interested in how bronies consume, are initiated into, and consume the MLP culture, largely mediated online. Let’s file this under future research projects and videos for use in introductory sociology lectures on gender.

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