Saturday, September 8, 2007
NC-17-Rated Grrls . . .
Taking a cue from Kevin Heller at Opinio Juris, I "rated" the adult content of our blog on Mingle2, a website that assesses the appropriateness of language and awards movie-style ratings to blogs. We received the same rating as Opinio Juris -- NC-17 -- but for different reasons. IntLawGrrls was deemed adult content for mentioning abortion nine times and rape once (as well as torture, bomb, and dick -- apologies to Dick Durbin and Dick Marty). Opinio Juris, on the other hand, received its rating for the blog's use of the words death, kill, and gun (in addition to torture). Leaving aside the idea that the word "abortion" is inappropriate for anyone under the age of seventeen, I found the difference in content leading to these ratings fascinating. . . What about you?