Stop using the word “PEGASISTER”
Everypony is a brony.
I guess I didn’t elaborate enough.
Everyone ”most people” know that Brony is a word for both Males and Females. So why do we need to make a new one for girls all of a sudden? Whoever came up with this most certainly as…
It has to do with understanding male privilege and feminist theory. If someone is genuinely interested in having a discussion about it, I’d be happy to oblige, but most of my followers probably aren’t interested in a lengthy explanation.
I will suffice to say there are three major points I’d like to make:
1) It is not for men to decide what women want to call themselves, whether men like it or not.
2) If a woman wants to use the term pegasister, that’s entirely her choice and her right to do so. She shouldn’t push it off on other women who do not make the same choice or don’t want to use the term or other similar terms.
3) If a woman doesn’t want to use the term pegasister (or any other term), that’s entirely her choice and her right to do so. She also has no reason to get angry over women who don’t make the same choice.
Getting angry over it doesn’t make any sense. It’s someone’s personal choice and at the end of the day, it’s a term to describe their interest in the same fandom as you. Why are you getting into such a huff about it? What happened to love and tolerate? It’s not hurting you any that people like me use the term pegasister and I’m not going to stop using it just because you don’t like it.
I hate to do this on my main blog, but I’d like to share my opinion on the subject; Yes, I think, that the term “pegasister” is dumb, but for completely different reasons than Rarity does. I also think, that the word “brony” is dumb. Altho the origin of the term “brony” might not have it’s origin as a gender-specific annotation, but rather as the forum name on 4chan, namely /b/, very much like the origin of /b/tards.
Even tho “brony” is supposed to be used as a term to describe a non-gender specific fan of the show, on other hand, has a male “tone” to it. Rather than being a ‘/b/rony’, it has a “bro” part in it, ascribing the word to the male demographic.
I am fine with using separate words to describe a gender-specific association to a certain group but pegasister… Nope. Pegasister MIGHT serve as an indication that the member of the community is a female, But that would automagically (yes, that term is often used in my profession) mean, that person has fascination with pegasi, which might or might not be true. I’m a fan of unicorns, rather than pegasi or plain earth ponies.
However, both words have their own pros and cons. One having a gender-specific tone to it, the other is identification with a a gender, yes, but also a specific type of ponies, in this case pegasi, leaving out 3 groups — earth ponies, unicorns and alicorns (unicorn + pegasi mix).
But this is just my 3 cents.