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Bronies, the adult male fandom for “My Little Pony,” might be the best male-led nerd group for women

Bronies. We know them as the perhaps endearing, perhaps extremely creepy adult men who adore the children’s TV show “My Little Pony.” This weekend, they will join families in theaters to watch the newly released “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and among their ranks, there will be women — women who also call themselves “bronies.”: