My sister Nikki wrote a journal in which she says a lot of things I'd been wanting to say about "Equestria Girls," and her objections to the movie on feminist grounds:
Yes... Hasbro is a toy company, we know this. We know that Hasbro only ever wanted MLP:FIM in the first place to sell -pony- dolls. But Faust wanted it to be something better, even if it did have to sell dolls. Some of the BEST THINGS about MLP:FIM are not only forgotten, but erased, even doubled-back upon, in Equestria Girls. Firstly, the pony characters are females - but they do not, in any relatable way, have body shapes that humans could aspire to. They're cartoon equines. There's no implication of "You ought to look like this, or you're not pretty", and you must understand, most girls' entertainment is full to -bursting- with such messages. I've seen some really -heartening- artwork by Bronies and all stripes of pony fans, translating the Mane 6 and more into humans, with thoughtful, realistic body shapes! Some of them are, gasp, chubby! I loved it. I adore it. Those people have my admiration and respect. The EQ Girls models look nothing like that. They look like stick figures. Where else have we (and when I say we, I largely mean girls) seen that....
I endorse every word. Frankly, my love of MLP:FIM has always been rooted in Lauren Faust's awesomely enlightened original vision, and I see EqG as a betrayal of much about that vision, on Hasbro's part. I mean, I'm not surprised that Hasbro is something other than a den of Ms. magazine subscribers, but it's still annoying and disappointing.
I choose to ignore it, as much as possible, and move on. It's not part of my My Little Pony.