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Competing Media Frames After the Santa Barbara Shootings: Which Narrative 'Wins?'

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

What does it say that our first response to these now all-too-common massacres is that the perpetrator is a "madman?" How does that frame influence immediate news coverage? How does it portray the mentally ill? How does it ignore other issues, such as misogyny and objectification of women?

This Is One Of The Worst Ideas Ever

Posted 10.22.2013 | Women

Breast cancer awareness, already an often "pinkwashed" and overly-sexualized issue, has taken a seriously creepy turn. A group of three pickup arti...

6 Reasons Not To Marry A Pickup Artist

Posted 10.10.2013 | Women

The pickup artist (PUA) community is notorious for treating women like prey to be caught, using a form of calculated verbal manipulation. But YourTang...

LOOK: Creepy App Teaches Dudes To Become Pickup Artists

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women

Just in case giving frat bros a shortcut to your bikini photos wasn't creepy enough, now a phone app is helping dudes morph into "pick-up artists." Cu...

Revisiting the Rules

Bianca James | Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago
Bianca James

If The Rules built a better husband-catching mousetrap, then The Rules of the Game built a smarter, sleazier mouse. The end result is a lot of creepy, desperate people obsessing about playing mind games.

What Men Think They Know About The Art Of The Pickup

Radar Online | Neel Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

By now, the phrase "pickup artist" needs no explanation. Journalist Neil Strauss' autobiographical expose on the subject, The Game, was a New York Tim...