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My Little Pony Episodes that are Inappropriate for the Target Audience · 10:02pm Dec 14th, 2018

I've noticed quite a few episodes, that are dangerous for the target audience:

S5E6: Appleoosa's Most Wanted:
The CMCs hang around a man who their babysitter tells them is dangerous (and the man's a known criminal to boot). The episode shows them as being right to disobey their babysitter.

They Crusaders got lucky, the man turned out to be harmless. It could have ended very badly for them! It could end very badly for a real kid who tries the same stunt!

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Polygamy was only really for kings and some of the highest nobles.

I get your first paragraph, but I don't understand your second paragraph. What's only for kings?

Polygamy was only done for the upper class where multiple woman wanted to marry them. In fact the Christian enforcement of only 1 wife for a king is more the exception. It meant that European monarchs had to choose their wife very, very carefully. Marriage is an absolutely essential part of making alliances.

However it was only for kings. In fact what they are describing which is more like swinging was heavily frowned upon even for kings with multiple wives.

Interesting take. But I have my doubts that the Ponies are really more harmonious then us. They seem like just people to me, as flawed and virtuous as we are. I still say: Polyamory is necessary in Equestria because of their gender ratio, but very problematic in our world because of our gender ratio.

And Like I said in the thread (in my edit to my original post): I figured it was a shipping group, where three or more ponies were shipped together. Not a pro real-world-polygamy group! Perhaps that was a bit foolish of me.

Since the group locked the thread before I could reply, here's a proper answer to "Why [does] polyamory works for Equestria and not us?"

Why it works for ponies and not us is simple.

Human nature drives us to "own" our mate, and to pass on our specific genes. Thus as society formed around this evolutionary tendency the natural path forward is a two person (1 man/1 woman) relationship structure that is based on our (at the time) developing emotional center.

Ponies on the other hand (or hoof if you prefer) have a more harmonious society, even in the three tribes prior to the events of Hearthswarming Eve, where the harmony was found within the tribe rather than as a whole. With their harmonic roots and the magic of their world their evolution took a different path towards a more communal mentality, or if you prefer a herd mentality. They by nature held together during the great freeze of their homeland, ponies working together within their own tribe to achieve a common goal, survive. Those hardships helped encode an evolutionary response that is more aimed towards herding, or in more modern terms, polyamory.

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