Comment of the Day: ‘It feels like male characters are portrayed as weaker’

Male- and female-targeted shows give the wrong message.

A Lack of Equality in Equestria—Representations of Masculinity in ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’

New All Things Geek Contributor Emma Henderson questions harmful male stereotypes in ‘My Little Pony’.

A Dad Worries About Making His Boys Men in the 21st Century

Jeff Jackson knows that as a dad he is supposed to model “being a man” to his sons. One problem. He is not exactly sure what that is these days. He explores the question.

My Son Refused to Read… Until This Happened

Thank you to my son for showing me that there are different ways to learn literacy.

A Son Brought His Dad Flowers (and Why That’s Important)

A four-year-old boy gave his dad a bouquet of flowers, and a whole new perspective on life.

Not a Robot: Confessions of a Man Who Cries

Allan Mott is a big crybaby. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Barbie, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony or Transformer?

Pros: Your own Dream House. Cool car. Great clothes. Have your choice of career, including doctor, businessperson and princess.

Balancing Hope and Fear Raising a Gender Non-Conforming Son

Lisa Keating of The Next Family reflects on the recent story of a young boy driven to attempt suicide after being bullied for liking “My Little Pony” and her own concerns about her gender non-conforming son.

Who’s the Real Bully: School Bans ‘My Little Pony’ but Doesn’t Address Bullying

What is Grayson Bruce’s school teaching its students about tolerance and self-expression by banning a ‘My Little Pony’ bag because it “triggers bullying’?

11-Year-Old Boy Bullied Almost To Death For Liking Ponies

Michael Morones is caught between life and death after a suicide attempt. Here’s why, and what you can do to help.

Yes, the Man in the Pony Costume Deserves Your Respect

Believe it or not, liking My Little Pony is effectively fighting the man, brah.

Happily Ever After Happens Every Day, or How I Learned to Love the Disney Sparkle

Disney’s Magic Kingdom wasn’t Christopher Bundy’s first choice destination for a family vacation.


I just realized that, like, this entire week has been about rape and murder and prisons and depressing things, so I’ve decided it’s time for a happier topic: PONIES! (Also, gif warning, epileptic people!) Are bronies changing the definition of masculinity? [Video summary: Dude talks at a camera. He defines “brony” (adult fan of My […]

25 Failsafe* Rules For Dads Raising Daughters

Marcus Williams and Joanna Schroeder offer 25 rules to help build close bonds between daddies and their little girls.

So What If Your 7 Year-Old Son Is Gay?

Joanna Schroeder praises HuffPo blogger Amelia for offering her son unconditional love throughout his very early ‘coming out’ process.


I have recently begun watching My Little Pony, which is clearly BEST SHOW. But, unfortunately, I began watching it when I was at home with my parents for the holidays. My parents, while lovely people, carry around giant bags of kyriarchal assumptions all the time, and are also rather prone to superfluous geek-punching. Nevertheless, I […]