Woah! I think I’d like to see more anthro pictures from you, if they’ll all look this good. I like how you made Pinkie Pie pleasantly plump. Too often people make her super skinny which never made sense to me.
Thanks! I too prefer seeing her being a bit chubby, both because I feel like it fits her character and because I just think she looks good that way.
Honestly that’s part of the point of body-type variation to me. Like, there’s the very serious angle of depicting physical diversity. And that’s important. But then there’s also the angle where I find plump Pinkie and bony, flat-chested Dash and muscular AJ and curvy Rarity all really attractive. Much more so than if they all had the same generically thin and busty body type.
And I think that’s important too, honestly. I think celebrating physical diversity with “oh wow, every body type is hot” is going to get further than grim acceptance.
Bronies? Male bronies? If you think it’s stupid when girls don’t want to be called bronies, then you really need to shut the fuck up unless you would take being called a pegasister without comment. If you could deal with being called a pegasister, if you could calmly accept it when someone insisted on calling you one even after you corrected them, then you’re allowed to have an opinion on it. Otherwise I’m not interested.
This isn’t an issue of women being too sensitive. This is an issue where a portion of the female fanbase is still way less sensitive than most men are.
Right okay so here’s the deal: strong female character? Is an awesome, awesome term when it means “strongly written female character.” Please assume, for the duration of this post, that that is what *I* mean when I’m using it; I don’t know what everyone else means, and maybe I missed some kind of memo or something, but as I am getting the impression that I would have torn that memo up if I had received it, it’s probably for the best.
Here are some things a strong female character NEEDS to have:
- Consistent characterization
- A personality/life purpose that is not hinged solely on furthering the plots of the men around her
- THAT’S IT
Here are some things a strong female character CAN have, but does not NEED to have:
- A vagina
- A sex drive
- A take-no-shit attitude
- A gun fixation
- The tendency to tell dudes to go fuck themselves
Here are some things a strong female CAN’T have:
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Here are some things we need to stop doing, as a population of human beings:
- Defining people, for the positive or negative, solely based on their genders
- Determining what women “can” or “cannot” be in order to be considered “strong”
- Shaming each other for our behaviors, opinions and actions instead of contributing to change
THAT’S ALL, THE END
I usually add commentary to my reblogs but I think I’ll just leave this here. Feminism in media: always on topic in my blog.
I think a lot has already been said about the feminist viewpoint of the show. Faust herself perhaps said it best: “There are lots of different ways to be a girl.” So I’m not going to retread all of that. Well, not right now anyway. I just wanted to talk about what I think is one of the most important and subversive aspects of FiM.
There are lots of ways to be a girl, yeah. But not only that, no particular way is described as being more or less quintessentially “girly.” There’s no tendency for girls to be a certain way and no rule that they ought to be. Rather than saying that girls don’t have to be girly, or trying to expand the scope of behaviors included in girliness, it rejects the idea of girliness entirely.
Rainbow Dash is a tomboy from our perspective, but there’s no indication that anyone sees her that way within the show. Nobody calls her a tomboy or says she’s a good athlete “for a girl.” And when she races those two colts she doesn’t have to tell them not to go easy on her because she’s a girl. The impression I get is less that she would be insulted by the idea of such “chivalry” and more that she’d be baffled by it. I don’t think she’s ever heard of the idea that a stallion would be stronger or faster or more capable than a mare.