Scare Tactics Used By Media About Student Loan Debt

Professor Kristan Venegas recently wrote a post on 21st century scholar about the scare tactics used by media about student loan debt.  She tries to point out both sides of the story and how one can read past the sensationalized headlines of the student loan debt stories.

‘Continuing to read, “You will have massive amounts of debt that will take you decades to pay back” feels to me like a scare tactic—I’m tired of reading “go to college; live in debt” messages—there have to be other ways. And I don’t think the answer is working three part time jobs, skipping meals, or other drastic measures like those. I’m really excited to be a part of a research project that is going to explore those other pathways. More on this in the months to come.’

Read more at http://21stcenturyscholar.org/2013/07/12/scare-tactics-and-student-loan-debt-a-lesson-in-reading-past-the-headlines/

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Kickstarter Admits They Were Wrong About Seduction Guide

Kickstarter Admits They Were Wrong About Seduction Guide

Kickstarter removed the completed seduction guide campaign, that promised to teach men how to get women to sleep with them, from their website but have the page kept as records.

Kickstarter stated they could not take back the $16,000 that the guide raised because it already transferred from the backers to Amazon escrow account. (Which then goes to the account holder in 10-15 days according to the website)

Kickstarter has decided to ban future “seduction guides,” and donate $25,000 to an anti-sexual violence organization.