Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dangerous Ideas

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

Apparently, The Feminist Underground is considered PG-13 due to the presence of the following words:
  • sex (4x)
  • rape (3x)
  • death (2x)
  • dangerous (1x)
On seeing this rating, my first thought was that it seems fair enough... if a kid younger than 13-years-old were going to read this blog, her parents might want to discuss some of the ideas found here with her.

Then, I read the explanation of why Kittywampus received an NC-17 rating:
Supposedly I got the NC-17 "based on the presence of the following words":

* sex (7x)
* death (4x)
* shit (2x)
* abortion (1x)
Whoa... 'abortion' gets you an NC-17? We've got a real problem if we're more worried that kids might learn about abortion than we are about them reading about rape. I assumed that 'rape' might trigger a stricter rating because discussions of violence are scary and might disturb kids -hell, they disturb me.

Let's run the test again, now that we've put the word abortion on the front page, and see what we get...

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
  • rape (6x)
  • abortion (4x)
  • gun (1x)
Wait... gun? I didn't add the word gun! If anyone wants a fun side-project, I'd love to know how this program rates the NRA site...

11 comments:

FeministGal said...

oh no!!!!!!!! ABORTION!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I might have to explain to my child where babies come from and insist on accurate and comprehensive sex education in her/his school!!!!!!!! OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OutcrazyOphelia said...

I got an NC-17 rating, mostly because of the 12 mentions of viagra on the front page.

feministblogproject said...

Huh. I got a "PG" rating for:

-abortion (2x)
-porn (1x)

Habladora said...

This just gets stranger and stranger... so, Viagra = NC-17, abortion = variable, and porn = PG

What if you wrote porn 5 times, what would you get then?

frau sally benz said...

I got an R rating for: sex (7x) rape (4x) abortion (3x) bitch (2x) death (1x)

Sungold said...

See, I think Sally has a lot more bad stuff (oops, I just censored myself!) on her blog than I do, and yet she only gets an R rating! This leads me to conclude that 1) this is a totally unscientific thingamajig, and 2) the darn thing is a mindreader. (Because I really *do* have a filthy mind.)

Henceforth, I guess we all have to write "schmaschmortion" instead of "abortion."

And outcrazyophelia, if you mentioned Viagra 12 times, I'd think racy ratings are the least of your concerns. Anytime I blog on anything even remotely related to ED, I get a bunch of spam in my comments section. Blech.

daedalus2u said...

I got an NC-17 for

death (50x) cocaine (22x) pain (9x) dangerous (6x) dead (4x) crappy (3x) hurt (2x) suicide (1x)

Without any sex at all. Too much like real life imho.

frau sally benz said...

haha sungold!

However scientific or unscientific it is, it's rather interesting to see how the different words get weighted.

Renee said...

I went to check and I am NC 17 for rape, sex, nigger, dick and whore...of course the most often mentioned word was rape (6)

Amelia said...

Wow, Female Impersonator got an NC-17 because of this: sex (24x) rape (21x) sexy (9x) bitch (5x) whore (4x) kill (3x) slut (2x) drugs (1x)

No abortion? Huh.

lindabeth said...

don't ya wish your girlfriend was smart like me got NC-17 for:

sex (8x)rape (4x)breast (3x)bitch (2x)libido (1x)

c'mon, I know I've said sex more than 8x!!!

Note they didn't mind my writing about porn!