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Jeff Bouton Contribution Proposal For my paper I am going to write about what could have been an alternative path to the comic book code. Instead of placing a code on all comic books why not have a rating system similar to the ones on forms of entertainment today. Based on the amount of nudity, violence, drug use, and language it would be given a rating for the audience it is suitable for. While movies have ratings like R, PG-13, and PG, I was thinking that comics should have ratings like video games do, Mature (M), Teen (T), and Everyone (E). This rating system helps everyone out. The entire support for a comic book code was to prevent children from being exposed to severe violence, and other negative influences. With ratings like these children will not be able to go to a store and buy any comic. While there would still be ways for children to get their
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Unformatted text preview: hands on comics not suitable for them, mainly from parents buying them for their kids, that’s a question of parenting and how they should individually raise the kids. Also helped out by the code are adults who would still have the pleasure of reading comics the way they were during the height of their popularity. Comics aren’t only for kids, they are for adults too, and by eliminating comics or restricting what comics could publish, comics were made more into a children’s medium by ridding a lot of the adult fan base and a large portion of the industry. There isn’t much difference between comics, TV, and movies, so why do some have staggered rating systems, and comics only have bans on what can or cannot be published. In my paper I will propose to get rid of the code, and implement a ratings system....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH 85 211 taught by Professor Theissen during the Spring '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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