Marie Hause, Heather Elliot Neill, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer explore the world of the cartoon television show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Topics include children’s culture, subversive femininity, and bronies.

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  • Background on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Panelists’ impressions of the show in relation to feminism


  • Discussion of individual episodes of MLP:FIM
    • Season 1, episode 6 and the approach humility as a feminine virtue
    • Season 1, episode 19 and the performance of femininity as a strategy of resistance
    • Season 1, episode 26 and the transformation of the fairytale narrative
  • Discussion of bronies and Angela Watercutter’s Wired article “Bronies Are Redefining Fandom—And American Manhood”

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