Oh, but this is really sweet…in a sacchrine sort of way.
There is this dating site which decided to add a feature that allows you to rate your blog according to the same ratings code standards as what the MPAA does for movies (G, PG-13, R, or NC-17).
Well…I’m a sucker for a good meme, and decided to run this blog through their filters…and guess what?? Oh, but you will be surprised!!
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Yup…this blog would be declared unsuitable for children and all others under 17.
Ahhh…you wouldn’t think that all the talk here about SEX would have anything to do with that, would you??
Well, you would think right. Here’s a list of the frequency of words that prompted the rating:
Now…aside from the fact that a freakin’ DATING SERVICE site is doing this rating stuff; what does that say about the MPAA’s ratings code that a mere reference to the word “sex” (and even the word “sexy”?!?!?!) is worthy of an adult rating?? (Other than the fact that the ratings system sucks major ass, of course.)
Oh, but it gets so much better: the service also allows you to rate other blogs and sites, not just your own. So….I decided to input some of my fave blogs in, and whatdayaknow, read these ratings:
“‘Da Quare Bitch” : NC-17
Susie Bright’s Journal : NC-17
Having Read The Fine Print (Blackamazon) : NC-17
Fetch Me My Axe (Belledame) : NC-17
Trinity’s LiveJournal (The Strangest Alchemy) : NC-17
Pandagon : NC-17
Being Amber Rhea : NC-17
OK…so far so good (sort of)…pro-sex blogs usually get whacked with adult ratings. Except….
Errrrr….WHAT?!?! Hold up…I protest this. Ren’s blog is far more explicit and cusses more than the others — not to mention her love for “rough sex” — yet her blog is safer for children than mine (or Quare Dewd’s or even Amber’s?!?!)
Turns out, Ren got the favorable rating because she uses the sex terms less (but she did get cited for using the “rape” terms 4 times, and for using the term “bitches”).
And then there is this:
Yeah, right…..after all the cussin’ and fussin’ BfP’s been doing, she’s still considered safe for kids?? Hmmmph…
And finally, because I’m that much of a snoop (not to be confused with Snoop Dogg); I tested the usual usual APRF sites:
Womens’ Spaces (Heart): unavailable
Foot of the Stairs (Witchy-Woo): G
I Blame The Patriarchy: G
Hmmmm…do I detect a certain political bias trend here?? Like…it’s perfectly OK to blast out antiporn boilerplate as long as you avoid the usual sex terms..but if you are pro-sex, you are already considered unfit for general audiences, even if you don’t cuss like a sailor or a porn actress near orgasm??
I am an adult, and this blog ain’t changing one bit. The MPAA can shove its ratings up its ass, anyway.
Actually, they should bring back the X rating……it’s much more special than a mere NC-17.