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Old 12-31-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have nothing against the show or anyone who likes it regardless of gender or age....so long as we're talking about the show and its associated merch, as opposed to some of the weirder adult permutations of "art" and fanfic out there in internet-land.

I don't think that toys or shows should be segregated for gender. Especially as an intelligent female whose favorite toys as a kid involved fire, magnets, or electricity. I built a toy solar car out of repurposed parts at age 8. My husband asked if I'd ever seen these sets from Radio Shack with circuit boards and whatnot, and I had to say no...people didn't buy GIRLS things like that. (In order to get parts for my building I usually had to destroy the toys I was given, which to the consternation of my relatives I was perfectly willing to do.)
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:51 PM
 
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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Uh... he's 11. He'll grow out of it.
Chill the hell out..
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:13 PM
 
Location: 60630
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He may not grow out of it. As you can see from this thread their are grown men who likes MLP. They dress like it and collects them.
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:27 PM
 
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I would tease him about it and tell him the truth ---> don't be surprised if the other boys bully you about it.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Clown School
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I would be honest and advise them that while there's nothing wrong with liking ponies, he might be given a hard time by ******* classmates.

I'd suggest that he connect to fellow fans online instead, and he's welcome to enjoy it as much as he likes at home.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It is a good time to learn that the rest of the world doesn't get to dictate your interests, hobbies, priorities, etc.

The little kid giving up his bronies today will be the chickensh** neck deep in debt trying to keep up with the Joneses 20 years from now.

Don't you see the parallel?!

Teach him to live life on his terms.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No, just no. Completely wrong, and no.

I never played house with dolls, and here I am a pretty damn good dad. My father and his father and his father and his father and so on and so on, none of them played with dolls. Because dolls are for girls, or homosexual feminine boys. Barbies are for girls and are not toys boys should be playing with. Call it sexist or whatever you want, but it's fact. Go check the marketing on Barbies and other blatant girl toys and show me where they're marketed to boys.

People like you are going to make this world a very, very scary place if not kept in check. Luckily you seem to be the minority, hopefully it stays that way.
People with this way of thinking are going extinct. Thank god.

Anyone who would hurt or shame a little kid just bc he likes a toy. What is wrong with you?
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Gardenville
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People with this way of thinking are going extinct. Thank god.

Anyone who would hurt or shame a little kid just bc he likes a toy. What is wrong with you?
Spare the rod, spoil the child.
That means: if we don't teach our children what is expected of them at a young age, they will suffer for it as they grow to adulthood. It doesn't mean we have to beat our children unmercifully.
If we love our children we will teach them that they have certain roles and responsibilities to fulfill. Playing with cartoon doll ponys is not a role we expect adult males to embrace if they are to succeed in life and provide for families of their own one day.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Clown School
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People with this way of thinking are going extinct. Thank god.

Anyone who would hurt or shame a little kid just bc he likes a toy. What is wrong with you?
Agreed. Most people are evolving...but some people are apparently stuck in the 1950s.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Spare the rod, spoil the child.
That means: if we don't teach our children what is expected of them at a young age, they will suffer for it as they grow to adulthood. It doesn't mean we have to beat our children unmercifully.
If we love our children we will teach them that they have certain roles and responsibilities to fulfill. Playing with cartoon doll ponys is not a role we expect adult males to embrace if they are to succeed in life and provide for families of their own one day.
Moderator cut: edit What do responsibilities have to do with little kid toys?!

And living your life up to other people's expectations is a recipe for misery.
What YOU propose to enforce is conformity.
Nothing great ever came from conforming.

I say this as one of the most exactingly law-abiding and sickeningly responsible people you will ever meet.

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