Consider "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," a revival of the '80s cartoon with a target demographic in the 2-12 age range. What could go wrong? Older male fans got into the show, which is fine. Awesome, actually. Ditching hypermasculine ideals and a misogynistic aversion to all things considered "girly" to enjoy a TV show is commendable, because gender-specific marketing is dumb anyway. But then they dubbed themselves "bronies," because male-dominated nerd culture is a plague on society that insists on getting its greasy handprints all over anything. And sure, before the Brony Defense Task Force gets all #NotAllBronies on me, I should say they're not all bad. In fact, it's great and almost moving that people can come together and feel united through a common interest—see last year's "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and BronyCon" by Kate Drabinski, which did a great job of capturing the positive results of these guys finding each other.