So what do the pony fans here on Tumblr have to say about Anita of the Tropes vs Women in Video Games videos saying this?
Wow, look at that Queen of England. She’s so authoritarian, I hope England throws her out soon!!
Are we going to tell girls they shouldn’t be ballerinas because they’re part of a physically exhausting system that encourages them to take on eating disorders?
Or what about fairies? Are we going to say we shouldn’t tell them to be fairies, because in lore they were malicious creatures?
Anita’s a moron, basically. Children like aspiring to be something important. They don’t give a shit about being a lawyer, a politician, or a webpage designer. They want to be a princess, or a fairy, or a mermaid, or a mommy.
For boys, it’s just as “problematic”— they want to be policemen, soldiers, firemen. Things that lead them to their doom, essentially. Are we going to complain about that? Of course not. It’s the idea of being something cool and important that appeals to them. Not the fact they’re going to suppress thousands under an iron fist.