Bronies And Bullies

From the Bowie-inspired eyeliner he was bullied for wearing as a teenager to the My Little Pony sweatshirt his seven-year-old son is now afraid to wear at school, Sean Williams spots a double standard:

It’s hard for any kid to bend outside assumed identities, but it’s particularly hard for boys who want to embrace their femininity. Women’s magazines and princess movies are still a horror show of female subjugation, but the battle against that involves encouraging girls to be as masculine as they want to be. “Strong is the new skinny,” etc. But men and boys are mostly shamed for expressing anything outside of the macho ideal.

One hero in the Brony wars: Glenn Beck. Previous Dish on adult Bronies here. A thread on non-conforming kids here.