A commenter yesterday noted that one of the issues they have with the MLP comic is that the ponies ultimately resolve the crisis and defeat the villain with violence. I don’t have a problem with this, for a couple of reasons. First, there’s plenty of precedent; Fluttershy defeats the dragon and the cockatrice with intimidation, which is close enough to violence as to make no odds, and Discord, Crysalis, and Sombra are all defeated violently in their respective two-parters. I don’t see any way to interpret turning someone to stone, hurling them thousands of miles, or vaporizing them as anything other than violent acts.
The main reason I’m okay with this, though, is that I think we need more kid’s shows where girls solve problems with violence or open aggression and boys talk things out and achieve a peaceful resolution. I am not at all a violent person–I have not raised a hand against another person since I was 15–but I think the number of people who figure out violence sucks is a lot higher than the number of people who figure out that gender roles suck, so subverting the latter in our kids’ shows is more important.