What are bronies, and are they changing the definition of masculinity?

Another great episode from PBS’ Idea Channel. You might assume that the animated TV series “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” is for little girls, but Bronies would beg to differ. Bronies are adult men who sincerely love the show, and aren’t afraid to admit it. Many people are baffled, even angered, by Brony culture. With their unabashed appreciation for “My Little Pony”, Bronies are challenging our perception of gender roles, which may be more fluid than previously thought.

Hosted by Mike Rugnetta
Made by Kornhaber Brown 

Previously on the Idea Channel:

PBS Idea Channel: Are Hologram Tupac And Hologram Freddie Mercury Nostalgia Or New Aesthetic?
Superflat Epic Minimalism And Hello Kitty
Is Instagram The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Photography?
Is “Texts From Hillary” Art?
Authenticity In Pop Music: Computer Generated Miku Hatsune vs. Marketing Generated Lana Del Rey
Super Mario Brothers Is The World’s Greatest Piece Of Surrealist Art

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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