In addition it does the movement she is trying to advance a GREAT disservice. By comparing vaccination to rape the author make themselves look like a tone deaf extremist who is completely out of touch with reality.It makes questioning vaccines easier to dismiss when you can say "yeah they comparing vaccinations to rape" and everyone rolls their eyes and the ridiculousnesst. It is compounded when a rape analogy is defended.
Bolding mine. Really? I hope most people look at the science, philosophy, ethics, etc on the issue and not one sentence from one person when deciding on vaccines for their child.
We could have a field day on this:
You could post crap one side says, I post crap another side say, and we could do this for pages. (Oh, look, here were are: anti-vaxxers are stupid baby killers. Baby killing has got to be as vile as a rape analogy, no? http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/10/07/hey-stupid-fucking-anti-vaccine-baby-killers-stop-killing-our-babies&view=comments)
Here Is the bottom line: Is any site where such things are given space worthy of any consideration when making a decision? I think the answer is no. I think anyone who hates the other side that much is not capable of objectivity when they analyze the issues.
Edited by kathymuggle - 7/31/13 at 2:37pm