June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

May 28, 2008 -

The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations has issued a press release declaring June to be “Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month.”

CERTA, which includes the Entertainment Merchants Association, a trade group representing video game retailers, hopes to remind parents to check ratings on movies and video games as well as parental advisories on music.


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Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Don't forget to check the ratings on books and poetry...wait...those don't even have ratings!!

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Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Why does this even warrant a month? I mean, it's not like they don't remind parents about this omnipresent fact every other month of the year.

-"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

So its basicly ESRB Ratings an Awareness month??? Ony rating system that parent still have trouble knowing excists :P

Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

So this is really, "Hey idiot. Read the rating before buying that game for your whiny kid" Month?

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com

 

Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

A small reminder from a teeny-tiny organization (if you blink, you missed us) called:

Parents For Education, Not Legislation.

Whether during any particular Awareness Month, or any other time of the year, use your knowledge to inform individuals and Parents of known resources to help them make intelligent decisions for themselves.

Whether telling them of various rating systems (even movie, TV, or even written material ratings), or resources to find out more details about any particular product, either by industry reviews or even better through consumer/user reviews. 

You will find individuals and Parents who make choices different than your own choices and this is not a bad thing.  We all make different decisions and the most important thing isn't that others make the same decisions as us but rather that they make informed, intelligent decisions.  One does not need to pass judgement to inform.

I also encourage you to inform others about rating systems and resources that you wouldn't particularly use.  While you may oppose certain beliefs or biases that you witness, others may not.  And it is far more important that individuals and Parents be allowed to use resources that best fit their own beliefs and ideals.

The most powerful tools in existance aren't organizations or the government.  They are actually the consumers themselves when they are well and Truthfully informed. 

Have a good day.

Nightwng2000

NW2K Software

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Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Hm, I'm still waiting for it to degenerate to "Awareness Awareness Month", or something similar. "Hey guys, you can think for yourselves, did you know that?" 

Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Poetic Justice states that this is the month that another Hot Coffee kicks off.

 
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ZippyDSMleeEh still rather subjective… the haters would be better off going after teen and beauty rags and magazines than fiction, fiction follows reality and going after fiction tends to turn into a bullying fest’s… plus its fiction its unrealistic to start with….02/27/2015 - 1:10am
MechaTama31That's a pretty difficult anatomy to break.02/26/2015 - 11:09pm
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Andrew EisenAs far as examples that could be culled from female game characters though, that one's pretty mild.02/26/2015 - 9:11pm
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E. Zachary KnightWell, Samus's heels are certainly impracticable, but I wouldn't really call her Zero suit objectified. I don't really feel that the new Lara Croft is objectified either, but that is my subjective opinion.02/26/2015 - 9:08pm
Andrew EisenTomb Raider: No but we haven't seen much of anything yet. Samus: Yes.02/26/2015 - 9:07pm
ZippyDSMleeWould you call the new tomb raider objectified? WOuld Samus Aran from the new Smash bros be objectified?02/26/2015 - 9:02pm
WonderkarpI'm hoping they put the rest of the comic book ghostbusters in there. Ortiz and Rookie(From GB the game)02/26/2015 - 8:38pm
Wonderkarpghostbusters board game is doing great. getting close too a 3rd extra playable Character. Ron Alexander.02/26/2015 - 8:37pm
Andrew EisenSmurfette is not subjective. If there's more than one female character, it's not Smurfette. Anyway, as with everything on the list, Smurfette is, in and of itself, not necessarily a bad thing.02/26/2015 - 8:32pm
Andrew EisenI think there's 5 women (out of 15, I think) but other than one being a bit more "hippy" than the others, they pretty much all have the same body type. Especially when compaired to the huge variety of male body types.02/26/2015 - 8:31pm
Wonderkarpso I dont see Smurfette as a bad thing. Unless like all your female characters are Smurfette. remember the Smurfs also had Sassette02/26/2015 - 8:29pm
E. Zachary KnightOne good example of the larger issues is one Anita used in the presentation, Blizzard's Overwatch game. There are a dozen men in the game with a dozen body types. But there are only 4 women with 2 body types, but 3 of them have the same one.02/26/2015 - 8:28pm
Wonderkarpthe smurfette thing is subjective to how many female characters you have. Take Sonic for example. You have Amy, who is obvious smurfette, but there's several other female characters now without that. Including the original animated seriescomics with Sally02/26/2015 - 8:28pm
E. Zachary KnightAE. Very true. I think that is where I was going, but it didn't come out right. Jack Harkness is sexy but not objectified. Whereas, a women would have to be objectified in order to be "sexy" in most games.02/26/2015 - 8:26pm
E. Zachary KnightAnd as Andrew pointed out, there is a big difference between a sexualized man, and an idealized man. But for some reason, there is no distinction between women in games. For the most part.02/26/2015 - 8:25pm
Andrew EisenI think one of the issues we run into repeatedly with these conversations is the confusion over "sexy" and "sexually objectified."02/26/2015 - 8:24pm
E. Zachary KnightYet, for some reason, in orde rto have a sexualized women, she must be wearing lingerie or a bikini. Can't women be sexual and still dress for the job at hand?02/26/2015 - 8:24pm
E. Zachary KnightThe problem I have with complaints of "sexualized men" is that men don't have to wear speedos to be sexualized. Captain Jack Harkness from Torchwood/Doctor Who, was one sexy man, but he spent 99% of his time in a WW2 soldier's trenchcoat.02/26/2015 - 8:23pm
 

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