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  1. Jeremy F.
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
    * rape (20x)
    * sex (15x)
    * abortion (9x)
    * murder (5x)
    * porn (4x)
    * queer (2x)
    * shit (1x)
    I tried checking the rating of a porn website and got a “G” rating because there were no bad words. Only in America, and possibly some fundamentalist countries like Saudi Arabia, could abortion be a “bad word”.

  2. Stephen D Moore
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Just distract the usher and let the young’ns in through the side door.

  3. galnoir
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I don’t think you can take this seriously at all. I ran my own semi-abandoned blog through it and got an R rating based on:
    * whore (4x)
    * pain (3x)
    * shit (2x)
    * crap (1x)
    Mind you, all uses of “pain” were in reference to a kidney infection. Yeah, that’s real kinky.
    As for a porn site getting a G rating … well, if the site has pictures but few or no words, I can see how that would happen. Again, this hardly seems like a sophisticated rating system; I would treat it like the joke that it obviously is.

  4. Posted June 28, 2007 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I was going to ask what porn website has “abortion” on it. I am not surprised at all that a porn site got a G.

  5. Kamacys
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I would give this blog an A rating…for awesome! :)
    NC-17 or not, I’m still going to tell my students about it when schools starts up again.

  6. Barbara P
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    My extremely G-rated (and rarely updated) blog got a PG-13 rating because at some point I included the word “punch”. Once!
    Please. I didn’t actaully go check the context, but there’s a good chance I meant the beverage!

  7. Allytude
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I got a Pg-13 on my blog too.. and t has poems and stories… :D

  8. audrey
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    That’s just ridiculous. It’s the same method for parental internet blockers though, so good luck researching anything for health class kids.

  9. Posted June 28, 2007 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    My blog got an NC-17 rating I think just for mentioning abortion a lot. What is up with that?

  10. Posted June 28, 2007 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    wow. like i really need an online dating site to tell me that my blog is rated R. heh.

  11. Posted June 28, 2007 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    “Gays” is also a “bad word.” Here’s my results:
    * sex (14x)
    * rape (3x)
    * murder (2x)
    * gays (1x)
    Equaling an NC-17 rating.

  12. Posted June 28, 2007 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Mine (http://sayingnothingcharmingly.blogspot.com/2007/06/oh-for-fucks-sake.html)
    started off PG-13 and as I spoke of the stupidity, it went up to R and is now at NC-17. A few more f-words and maybe, just MAYBE, I can get an X!

  13. Posted June 28, 2007 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Damn it! Only an R rating. Guess we haven’t been around long enough to rack up more ‘inappropriate’ subject matter.

  14. UltraMagnus
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Life is NC-17. It just makes you even cooler, feministing:)

  15. lorriet
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    My LJ is rated R. “This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words”:
    vagina (6x) pain (2x) whore (1x)

    Vagina??? That is lame.

  16. roro80
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Ha! SFGate’s parenting blog gets an “R” rating, for fifteen uses of the word “poop”.

  17. Alisquid
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Tee hee, as a fourteen year old reader, I find this amusing. I’m sure my parents would rather I look at porn than this. /sarcasm.
    To tell the truth, I’m not sure if they would care if I looked at porn. But that would be another story for another day.

  18. Posted June 28, 2007 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Mine’s a G. It only mentions sex twice. I’m going to have to work on that.

  19. Posted June 28, 2007 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Is Mingle a pro-women or pro-feminist dating service? Just wondering why they’re getting publicity from all the feminist blogs.

  20. Posted June 28, 2007 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Vagina, huh? Nobody yet take a hit for “penis”?

  21. ponies and rainbows
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    My extremely G-rated (and rarely updated) blog got a PG-13 rating because at some point I included the word “punch”. Once!
    Sooo….If you wrote, “I made some cherry punch for my daughter’s pre-school graduation,” it would earn you a PG-13 rating. And, if you talked about that punch enough, it could eventually earn you an NC-17 rating. For talking about juice. Amusing.

  22. oenophile
    Posted June 28, 2007 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    My super-prudish blog was rated NC-17 for the following words:
    * abortion (8x)
    * gun (3x)
    * sex (2x)
    * knife (1x)
    A mommy blog that I read was rated PG.
    A Christian blog was rated NC-17 for abortion, hell, death, gay, and steal.

  23. Posted June 28, 2007 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    My LJ (dru-plus-spike.livejournal.com) is NC-17 b/c of:
    Rape (5x)
    Sex (3x)
    Drugs (2x)
    Gay (1x)
    Honestly, I thought it was much dirtier.
    Ironically, the website for the Stormfront White Nationalist Community was rated G.
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

  24. Hilary
    Posted June 30, 2007 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I just got out of a three night medical study. I couldn’t check feministing.com the entire time I was in there because they blocked it for ‘pornographic’ material.

  25. Posted July 1, 2007 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    I mean, mine got mad at all the uses of “fucking” (and i don’t know how far back it looks, because i’ve used it more than 15 times in seven months), and, get this, for two uses of “dead.”

  26. fishwithfeet
    Posted July 1, 2007 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I saw this on my favorite gay blog, queerty, they got an NC-17 as well. I typed in my blog, which is basically my two best friends and me writing random stuff that is only funny to us, and we got an R because of suck(2x), hell (3x) and abortion(1x).
    I guess they don’t go far back enough for the lesbian threesome post.

  27. maryjanefoxie
    Posted July 2, 2007 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    I know my blog is not for the kiddies, but I got a “G” rating. Must be because I can’t spell anything right.

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