I saw an article recently where a mother of a vaccine-injured child was discussing how difficult it is to read Facebook.
Her specific issues:
People posting that they are bring their kids in for shots
Photos of kids getting shots (she finds it trigger-ish)
People complaining after the shot of high fevers and other not so great reactions. She bites her lip hard not to say I told you so.
I may be able to dig up the link later….
I had mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I think she was a bit over the top. It is Facebook. Should we have to avoid topics that are triggery for some people?
On the other, I do think those who do not have a vaccine injured child have an obligation to show sensitivity (which might include indulging heightened sensitivity) to parents of vaccine injured children. I would love to hear from parents of vaccine injured children.
I absolutely think there are far worse things than the Facebook nonsense in terms of lack of sensitivity. Those who believe parents are making it up to support a no-vax agenda, for one (I have seen this said recently - not on MDC)
Edited by kathymuggle - 8/14/13 at 1:34pm