Ugh, this article disgusts me so much, if you are worried about your blood pressure, maybe skip it!
I think I need to stop reading slate. theyve had a bunch of offensive articles hating on non-vaxers, homeschoolers, etc. recently.
WHY is there soooo much hatred against non-vaxers/delayed/selective? Is it really the herd immunity belief? I don't even really buy that they are concerned about those who cannot be vaccinated, because they don't even seem to believe that ANYONE should not be vaccinated....I'm starting to think it's just hatred of anyone doing something different, not toeing the line. I think in someways, radical pro-vax, with extreme non-vax hatred, are trying to make themselves feel better about their own choices, or something? What are your thoughts? I guess it's easy to hate on a small group of people who are doing something different from what you do.
I hate to inform this author that vax reactions don't just happen to parents with superiority complexes or special snowflake children. vax reaction seems pretty democratic too - doesnt matter race, class, gender, etc.
ETA - another question, do you long time non-vaxers see any differences in media towards non-vax? I haven't paid attention to or researched the issue for that long, (last few years), but since I have I've noticed so much ferocity from the media, has it always been like this or getting worse?
Edited by slmommy - 2/16/12 at 7:12am