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Preach it!

And no, the OP's story was not fabricated. Not at fucking all. Even /mlp/ literally confirmed it here ihatecispeoplebecause(.)tumblr(.)com/post/83580542290/a-word-about-bronies Stop trying to make your fandom appear innocent and stop denying what's happened at Babscon when there IS confirmation.
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equestria-faily:

tenaflyviper:

The only thing this confirms is that one, single individual followed this girl, and approached her.

Please - do tell me how the actions of one creep (who was never confirmed to be wearing an MLP shirt, or was even proven to be personally invested in the convention) automatically define the actions of every last one of the thousands of members of this fan base, which includes more women than I know people like you care to remember.

I’ll be waiting for you to try to justify that one, because by that kind of logic, every negative stereotype ever created to represent any group must be entirely true, which also includes negative stereotypes about women, feminists, Trekkies, etc., which we know hold about as much water as a sieve.

Considering that people continue to circulate rumors about the CMC voice actresses being harassed at EFN after they’ve publicly denied it on Twitter, as well as stories of toddlers who somehow possess the knowledge and motor skills to surf the web by themselves, and bullshit stories about alleged harassment or interactions with what are clearly little more than figments of someone’s twisted imagination, you shouldn’t be the least bit surprised that people regarded this latest allegation with skepticism, especially the fact that Saintcheshire was literally implying that older, male fans were “invading” a convention created BY older fans, FOR older fans.  It isn’t merely the incident that is the problem - it is also how you approach reporting it.  Do you seriously believe someone screeching about “BIG BAD PEDOPHILE BRONIES EVERYWHERE” is the kind of person people are going to listen to about anything?  Should we all suddenly start taking Fox News seriously, as well?  By blaming more than the single person at fault, all this does is INVITE skepticism, because WHAT KIND OF RATIONAL FUCKING HUMAN BEING ACTUALLY THINKS THIS WAY??  Unless you’re also going to keep up the stereotype about all gay men being pedophiles, because it’s pretty much the same, completely fucked up mindset.

Meanwhile, what this also shows is that the booth owners obstructed justice by doing nothing about it, which is punishable by law in California.  These people did nothing to stop a potential sexual predator, who is now still out there, waiting for another target, and all YOU can do is sit and blame everyone else EXCEPT THE ONE MAN WHO IS AT FAULT.

It doesn’t matter if there is a grain of truth to this particular case (which was buried under piles of exaggeration and emotional manipulation).  What matters is the fact that even people who are shocked and appalled at this man’s behavior are automatically being associated with his same values simply due to where he chose a target.  Rather than people being in agreement that this man needs to be found and arrested, you’re too concerned with attacking anyone that’s ever enjoyed the show the convention was celebrating.  I’m pretty damn sure that if this happened at ANY OTHER CONVENTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, it would likely have gone completely unmentioned on Tumblr.

People like you don’t care about that girl’s safety.  You care about having another excuse to attack an entire fandom for the actions of A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL.  You care about being able to exploit people like that girl for your own personal agenda, and that is NOT OKAY.  People like you literally accuse others of pedophilia, rape, and sexual assault, JUST BECAUSE THEY LIKE A FUCKING CARTOON.  YOU DO NOT SEXUALLY HARASS ANOTHER HUMAN BEING FOR ANY FUCKING REASON, LET ALONE WATCHING A BUNCH OF FUCKING NON-EXISTENT CREATURES ON A TELEVISION SCREEN.

I urge anyone that DOES care about this child to be put into contact with her parents, or with the authorities regarding her parents, because WHY THE FUCK WAS AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL LEFT UNATTENDED ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET???  Also, this booth owner now needs to be held accountable for not reporting this incident to security, as this is in direct violation of CA state law.

So, yeah - keep gleefully attacking others for the actions of a single man THAT WAS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE WANDERING FREELY OUT INTO THE WORLD.  You’re really doing a lot to “help” anyone taking child abduction seriously as an issue.  And no, honey, I’m not going to stop standing up for people that are being bullied, harassed, and sexually harassed by people like you who either project the behaviors of single individuals onto thousands, or outright circulate complete bullshit, just because it rains on your precious, petty little hate parade , no matter how much you, or anyone else, tries to stalk, intimidate, or manipulate me into doing so.

This very much, not to mention the CMC have stated on twitter that those rumors and allegations were false and that link talks about how they really WERE harassed at Everfree. 

I need to do a post on that, and I’ll get to the bottom of this one too.  Right now I don’t know what to believe. 

equestrian-strumpet:

Figured since there was some pretty awful allegations made by a tumblr user who fancies made-up tragedies, it’s time I shared something that ACTUALLY happened at the con that had a strong impact on me in particular.

Saturday night around 4pm I came down with the worst…

hbreckel:

tropicaljohn:

hbreckel:

tropicaljohn:

hbreckel:

almightybob:

quisevadet:

weeaboo-chan:

fivetail:

http://poniesforparents.tumblr.com/post/83522791511/a-word-about-bronies

OP literally made up a sexual assault and failed abduction story about an eleven year old girl for the sake of getting notes for anti-brony hate, and…

Let’s not forget that terrible things often happen at anime and comic cons and grocery store parking lots and malls and in the military and in people’s own houses. Don’t act like bronies are the only group of people where something bad has ever happened. Large groups of people means there is a chance that there might be a terrible person in there that might do something terrible.

Keep in mind that every year there is a number of muggings at Otakon, so surely everyone in and around the largest anime con in the US is a terrible person? Because that’s totally how things work? And how about all the wonderful instances of sexual harassment at comic cons?

My mother’s former boss got abducted from a grocery store parking lot in broad daylight by a group of men that forced her to buy things for them at gun point. Clearly 100% of people that go to the grocery are horrible people by that logic.

Stop clinging to single instances of bronies doing bad things as proof that they’re bad. The human race has some assholes in it, this is nothing new.

Bad things happen everywhere. 

That doesn’t mean we should ignore them.

We should be trying to make our spaces as good as they can be.

I’m not saying we should ignore them because we SHOULDN’T. My comments were in reply to someone pointing at this instance as bronies=evil. It’s not cool to generalize an entire group of people just because of a few assholes and that was the point I was trying to make.

And the problem I have, having been pushed out of the G4 fandom by the shitty people who claim the title “brony”, is that they’re all quick to scream “not all of us!" while they’re very happy to harass and threaten anyone who actually points out unacceptable behavior. Because Bronies are perfect you see, and anyone who claims otherwise is an evil liar and hater and all the slurs you care to think of.

Most of the people targeted this way are women.

An ugly pattern emerges.

Just because other fandoms are shitty doesn’t excuse it.

I don’t accept that fandoms have to be a shitty misogynist mess.

I’m a woman too and yes, people should be called out for shitty behavior. But there’s a difference between saying “this specific person is an asshole and should deal with the consequences of their actions” and “this entire group of people is horrible because a few people were assholes”. I work in the comic industry and I’ve seen many instances where women were treated horribly either by male fans or male industry professionals. But I also know that it won’t solve anything to instantly assume that 100% of male comic fans or professionals are bad, because it’s not true.

If you’ve seen any of the recent comic industry controversy, a number of women have stepped forward to point out exactly who has harmed them because of their gender. They did the right thing by standing up for their selves and by pointing out the specific men that harmed them. They did not approach the situation like “all men in the comic industry are automatically bad because these 2 guys sexually harassed me”. That would not have helped anything and would have earned them more enemies than allies.

The people that do those things deserve to be called out for hurting others and deserve to suffer the consequences. But generalizing an entire group of people is going to do more harm than good. It puts people on the defensive and makes them not open to change. Telling a brony “I think all bronies are horrible” is not a good way to get them to help your cause. You should be spending more time going after the people that are actually hurting others than making broad generalizations about people that don’t have anything to do with what happened.

I don’t believe that bronies are perfect, much like I don’t believe that any person on the planet is perfect. But making assumptions about people is terrible and I will not do that. Want to rally people to your cause? Not calling them assholes or evil or misogynist is probably a good first step.

I hate to see that you’ve been hurt by some bronies in the past and I don’t doubt that there’s bad apples out there. Don’t think I’m trying to say “omg you’re a jerk and all bronies are my BFFs” because you should not be put down for who you are. (much like bronies should not be put down for who they are)

I’m not saying you have to like bronies, you’re allowed your opinion. I just think you should bare minimum remember that using people that are hateful towards you as a reason to be more hateful to others is never the right thing to do.

When did we become a country where the millionaires are jealous of the people on food stamps? A country that thinks teachers and fire fighters are soaking us dry? A country that thinks the richest who are paying the lowest taxes in 80 years are the ones being beaten up?

equestria-faily:

neckbeardeddragon:

equestria-faily:

srsbronydrama:

captaintightpanties:

i love how with that post about the child predator stalking a child at a brony con

instead of focusing on the guy who was possibly attempting to abduct a young girl

bronies are yelling about how the stall owners SHOULD…

Did everyone miss the part about how they offered to call security but she said she didn’t want to get in trouble or make anyone mad?

Like

That was an explicit thing

That was stated

Once again the bronies ignore the intended audience of mlp in favor of self-gratification.

How on EARTH are bronies ignoring anything?  That’s been acknowledged numerous times.  The bronies are trying to get to the bottom of this.  Meanwhile all people like YOU are doing is trying to soil the brony name with your ridiculous allegations. 

Are you honestly saying that the authorities should NOT Have been contacted because an 11 year old said so?  Give me a fucking break.  The person running the booth wasn’t even a brony.

Meanwhile now that the truth has gotten out, several bronies have been asking for answers and looking for how to fix the situation.

So tell me again how in the name of Jesus H FUCK are bronies at fault here?

oystergirlrhymes:

This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.


This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.

whiteopinionsrwhiteopinions:

RACISM IS NOT SATIRICAL.

RACISM IS NOT A PROP FOR SATIRE.

RACIST HUMOR IS RACISM.

#stephen colbert

#lisa lampanelli

#chelsea handler

#lena dunham

#bj novak

#sarah silverman

Looks like someone doesn’t understand satire.

hbreckel:

fivetail:

http://poniesforparents.tumblr.com/post/83522791511/a-word-about-bronies

OP literally made up a sexual assault and failed abduction story about an eleven year old girl for the sake of getting notes for anti-brony hate, and regardless of how you feel about…

And no, the OP's story was not fabricated. Not at fucking all. Even /mlp/ literally confirmed it here ihatecispeoplebecause(.)tumblr(.)com/post/83580542290/a-word-about-bronies Stop trying to make your fandom appear innocent and stop denying what's happened at Babscon when there IS confirmation.
Anonymous

tenaflyviper:

The only thing this confirms is that one, single individual followed this girl, and approached her.

Please - do tell me how the actions of one creep (who was never confirmed to be wearing an MLP shirt, or was even proven to be personally invested in the convention) automatically define the actions of every last one of the thousands of members of this fan base, which includes more women than I know people like you care to remember.

I’ll be waiting for you to try to justify that one, because by that kind of logic, every negative stereotype ever created to represent any group must be entirely true, which also includes negative stereotypes about women, feminists, Trekkies, etc., which we know hold about as much water as a sieve.

Considering that people continue to circulate rumors about the CMC voice actresses being harassed at EFN after they’ve publicly denied it on Twitter, as well as stories of toddlers who somehow possess the knowledge and motor skills to surf the web by themselves, and bullshit stories about alleged harassment or interactions with what are clearly little more than figments of someone’s twisted imagination, you shouldn’t be the least bit surprised that people regarded this latest allegation with skepticism, especially the fact that Saintcheshire was literally implying that older, male fans were “invading” a convention created BY older fans, FOR older fans.  It isn’t merely the incident that is the problem - it is also how you approach reporting it.  Do you seriously believe someone screeching about “BIG BAD PEDOPHILE BRONIES EVERYWHERE” is the kind of person people are going to listen to about anything?  Should we all suddenly start taking Fox News seriously, as well?  By blaming more than the single person at fault, all this does is INVITE skepticism, because WHAT KIND OF RATIONAL FUCKING HUMAN BEING ACTUALLY THINKS THIS WAY??  Unless you’re also going to keep up the stereotype about all gay men being pedophiles, because it’s pretty much the same, completely fucked up mindset.

Meanwhile, what this also shows is that the booth owners obstructed justice by doing nothing about it, which is punishable by law in California.  These people did nothing to stop a potential sexual predator, who is now still out there, waiting for another target, and all YOU can do is sit and blame everyone else EXCEPT THE ONE MAN WHO IS AT FAULT.

It doesn’t matter if there is a grain of truth to this particular case (which was buried under piles of exaggeration and emotional manipulation).  What matters is the fact that even people who are shocked and appalled at this man’s behavior are automatically being associated with his same values simply due to where he chose a target.  Rather than people being in agreement that this man needs to be found and arrested, you’re too concerned with attacking anyone that’s ever enjoyed the show the convention was celebrating.  I’m pretty damn sure that if this happened at ANY OTHER CONVENTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, it would likely have gone completely unmentioned on Tumblr.

People like you don’t care about that girl’s safety.  You care about having another excuse to attack an entire fandom for the actions of A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL.  You care about being able to exploit people like that girl for your own personal agenda, and that is NOT OKAY.  People like you literally accuse others of pedophilia, rape, and sexual assault, JUST BECAUSE THEY LIKE A FUCKING CARTOON.  YOU DO NOT SEXUALLY HARASS ANOTHER HUMAN BEING FOR ANY FUCKING REASON, LET ALONE WATCHING A BUNCH OF FUCKING NON-EXISTENT CREATURES ON A TELEVISION SCREEN.

I urge anyone that DOES care about this child to be put into contact with her parents, or with the authorities regarding her parents, because WHY THE FUCK WAS AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL LEFT UNATTENDED ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET???  Also, this booth owner now needs to be held accountable for not reporting this incident to security, as this is in direct violation of CA state law.

So, yeah - keep gleefully attacking others for the actions of a single man THAT WAS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE WANDERING FREELY OUT INTO THE WORLD.  You’re really doing a lot to “help” anyone taking child abduction seriously as an issue.  And no, honey, I’m not going to stop standing up for people that are being bullied, harassed, and sexually harassed by people like you who either project the behaviors of single individuals onto thousands, or outright circulate complete bullshit, just because it rains on your precious, petty little hate parade , no matter how much you, or anyone else, tries to stalk, intimidate, or manipulate me into doing so.