What the Hell is a Brony? Playboy Investigates

Leave it to geeks to figure out a way to become better men by embracing the feminine. They’ve hacked the code of masculinity. And now they’re rewriting it. Bronies are the flip-side of geek culture, the opposite of the ugly sexism often on display. While some gamers feel threatened by women entering their space, Bronies are inspired by femininity. They’re using a little girl cartoon show to learn how to build communities together. They’re good people just trying to get by, and loving ponies seems to help.