Masculinity vs Female Targeted Movies and TV

Masculinity vs Female Targeted Movies and TV

The blog Five Thirty Eight has been presenting some very interesting information on how movie and TV show ratings on the internet represent a bias most of us are unaware of.

This most current posting is about how Ghostbusters demonstrates the brokenness of online ratings – which builds on the previous article about how males system

atically sabotage online reviews of shows aimed at women. Of course this isn’t all men, but there is a large number of males who feel it is somehow their responsibility (I’m a troll…) to show that women’s entertainment is of less value than any other.

GETTY IMAGES

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As a reboot of a beloved, male-led science fiction film from the 1980s with a female-led cast, the reboot has proved somewhat controversial in the circles you would expect. But regardless of the quality of the film, it serves as a perfect demonstration of why internet movie ratings are inherently a problem.

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ghostbusters-is-a-perfect-example-of-how-internet-ratings-are-broken/

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/men-are-sabotaging-the-online-reviews-of-tv-shows-aimed-at-women/

 

The ECTO-1 vehicle from “Ghostbusters” at Sony Pictures Studios in March in Culver City, California. EMMA MCINTYRE / GETTY IMAGES

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