Friday, November 8, 2013

Warning: May Contain Sexism

When going to the movies, we are used to the ratings warning us of explicit language, sexual images and violence. Now, movies in Sweden are rating movies on the basis of sexism. While this rating is meant to say nothing about the quality of a movie, it is used to display sexism in movies and promote the creation of more strong, female roles. The criteria for pass or fail is simple: Movies need to include at least two female characters that talk to each other about something other than a man. Sounds simple, but you'll be surprised what movies don't make the cut. The criteria to pass is a bit light on substance, but can make you think when it comes to your favorite movies.While some feel this is a good way to raise awareness about women's roles in films, others feel that Sweden should start making the movies it is promoting instead of rating movies that have already been released. What do YOU think?

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57611073/sweden-theaters-bring-in-sexism-ratings-for-movies/

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