Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Bronies: Men who love My Little Ponies

See also

The newest addition to nerd culture would be "Bronies." The definition of a "Brony" is a man who loves the My Little Ponies. On Feb. 10, Yahoo News reported on this phenomenon and how it is sweeping ComicCons and even spawning what are being called "BronyCons" near you.

The target market for My Little Ponies has always been prepubescent girls. Hasbro's My Little Ponies include the actual pony line of dolls and accessories as well as clothing, coloring books, a cartoon and more. Many women remember these cute and colorful ponies from their childhood.

Now the phenomenon of Bronies is taking over and the cute little plastic ponies are being collected by men. Men of all ages are meeting at conventions and other smaller gatherings to share their love of My Little Ponies.

This may be the ultimate in nerdiness or is it just another trend? In any case, there is a growing trend of men who love My Little Ponies and while not as mainstream as other pop culture trends, Bronies are becoming known, if not socially acceptable.

What do you think of this new trend where grown men follow and collect toys intended for young girls? Do you feel like this is weird or is it just the next step in gender equality?

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Has the Loch Ness Monster been sighted after a long 18 months?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518078332" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518078332&autoStart=true"></div>
  • "Rowdy" Roddy Piper says dead wrestlers visit him from the afterlife
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517853220" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517853220&autoStart=true"></div>
  • A South Carolina man is fined $525 for not paying for an 89-cent drink refill
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517224742" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517224742&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!