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post #1 of 55
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This is not a bash against those who refuse to vaccinate their children. I respect your viewpoint. This respect should be mutual. I propose a bracelet identification for each child that is not vaccinated. Like example neon green bracelets. Personally I would like to know.
post #2 of 55
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Originally Posted by Lulu0910 View Post

This is not a bash against those who refuse to vaccinate their children. I respect your viewpoint. This respect should be mutual. I propose a bracelet identification for each child that is not vaccinated. Like example neon green bracelets. Personally I would like to know.

Anyone else offended by this?

 

It's none of your business what other's medical/vaccine status is. No, you do not have a RIGHT to know. How awful to label a child and potentially have them subjected to ignorance, ridicule, shame, bullying, isolation, being made fun of, ostracization, etc. My kids are mostly vaccinated yet this still makes me angry. Terrible, terrible idea. It has been my experience that fully vaxxed kids are sick way more often than those who are not vaxxed at all or aren't fully vaxxed. How about those fully vaxxed, always sick kids wear bracelets labeling them as such so my kids and I stay far, far away from them. Why should non-vaxxed kids privacy be violated and fully vaxxed kids privacy respected?

 

"I respect your viewpoint. This respect should be mutual."

 

Your suggestion is not respectful AT ALL. Mind your own business. That is respectful.

post #3 of 55
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Originally Posted by Lulu0910 View Post

This is not a bash against those who refuse to vaccinate their children. I respect your viewpoint. This respect should be mutual. I propose a bracelet identification for each child that is not vaccinated. Like example neon green bracelets. Personally I would like to know.


North Korea is probably a good place for ideas like this.

post #4 of 55

Just a bait post. Pretty ignorant if you ask me.

What's next, wear a gold star? Should anyone with a disease, like AIDS or Hepatitis, wear identification? Would that make you feel better?

post #5 of 55
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Originally Posted by BeckyBird View Post

Just a bait post. Pretty ignorant if you ask me.

What's next, wear a gold star? Should anyone with a disease, like AIDS or Hepatitis, wear identification? Would that make you feel better?

Yeah, I thought that after I submitted my post. Could be a troll. We'll see I guess.

post #6 of 55
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Originally Posted by erinmattsmom88 View Post

Anyone else offended by this?

 

I find it more scary than offensive.

 

Instead of going against the vax manufacturers and demanding safer-n-more-effective vaxes, some parents are going against others instead. 

 

Classic consequence of divide-n-conquer strategy.

post #7 of 55
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Originally Posted by MamaMunchkin View Post

 

I find it more scary than offensive.

 

Instead of going against the vax manufacturers and demanding safer-n-more-effective vaxes, some parents are going against others instead. 

 

Classic consequence of divide-n-conquer strategy.

Totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #8 of 55
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Originally Posted by BeckyBird View Post

Just a bait post. Pretty ignorant if you ask me.

What's next, wear a gold star? Should anyone with a disease, like AIDS or Hepatitis, wear identification? Would that make you feel better?

 

Good one.  No kidding ...

 

Wasn't there also a suggestion of separating vaxed and non-vaxed kids in doctor's office ... great, segregation ...

And non-vaxers not to share or promote the ideas of non-vaxing in some other thread too ... great, censorship ...

post #9 of 55

I wonder if the OP will come back to this discussion??

post #10 of 55
Edited.
Edited by dalia - 8/26/13 at 6:43am
post #11 of 55
Thread Starter 
Op here notice in both of my posts that I did not bash nor insult anyone. However pp's have bashed me for what? You don't know my reasons I never stated that I am against those who don't vaccinate their children. Funny that I can't make a simple point or ask a question without being bashed.
post #12 of 55

I understand some vaxxers want to know if someone else is vaxxed or not-vaxxed.  They worry.  The worry, typically is unfounded.  Please read the CDC Pink Book appendix to see just how uncommon most VAD's are.  

 

yeahthat.gif to the previous posters.

post #13 of 55
"Op here notice in both of my posts that I did not bash nor insult anyone. However pp's have bashed me for what? You don't know my reasons I never stated that I am against those who don't vaccinate their children. Funny that I can't make a simple point or ask a question without being bashed."

OP, you chose your words carefully so you could turn around and reply like above. I'm willing to bet you knew you'd get the response you have so far. Please explain why you think non-vaxxed kids should wear a bracelet identifying them as such? Don't you feel it is an invasion of privacy? What about those who have HIV, HPV, tuberculosis, the common cold? Should they wear bracelets too?
post #14 of 55

While wer'e at it, let's identify autistic children, adhd children, ppd-nos children, or any other kind of problem children have, and color code the bracelets..that way society will know which problem said child has, and would be able to respond to that child accordingly.  This type of info would be then taught in kindergarten, so as not to punish or  call attention to those who have a different 'style of behavior'..And while wer're at it, let's identify all gifted and talented kids, poor kids, rich kids, and any other label you can think of to make a bracelet for...Let's not be biased here about only vaccinations, OP.  

post #15 of 55
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Originally Posted by Lulu0910 View Post

This is not a bash against those who refuse to vaccinate their children. I respect your viewpoint. This respect should be mutual. I propose a bracelet identification for each child that is not vaccinated. Like example neon green bracelets. Personally I would like to know.

 

I would like to know what kind of questionable thinking would come up with an idea to target little kids and make them stand out in front of their peers and other parents, magnets for harassment, bullying, and hate-filled comments. Wow. The OP does realise it would be the KIDS who would bear the brunt of it, right? I have an idea. Let's also make all the kids with lice, the bedwetters, the ones with special needs, the ones with food allergies, the ones failing math in school, hey, the ones who can't run 400m without falling over, let's make ALL of them wear huge flashing signs that single them out to their classmates and the school parents. Why bother with trying to raise psychologically sound children? Marking them as deviant from the "norm" and grinding their self-esteem into the dirt sounds so much better. eyesroll.gif

 

Edited to add: if you haven't already figured it out, I have a kid with significant speech concerns, gross and fine motor delays and learning issues. It's enough of a challenge to get him to feel at ease around others without a stupid neon green bracelet giving Joe Q Public even more to pick on. 


Edited by japonica - 8/25/13 at 7:57pm
post #16 of 55

I've moved this thread out of the I'm Not Vaccinating support forum to the Discussions and Debate forum. The topic is not one of support for parents who are not vaccinating so is inappropriately posted there. 

 

Lulu0910, please read our forum rules and guidelines before you post to make sure you are in line with posting expectations. 

 

Everyone - please drop the "troll" accusations and avoid personal attacks. Post editing for such statements  is expected if you wish to continue to post to this discussion.

post #17 of 55
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Originally Posted by Lulu0910 View Post

This is not a bash against those who refuse to vaccinate their children. I respect your viewpoint. This respect should be mutual. I propose a bracelet identification for each child that is not vaccinated. Like example neon green bracelets. Personally I would like to know.

Proposing singling out an entire population of children is not respectful of anyone.  Where is the mutual respect?  And, it most certainly IS seen as a bash, since you only identified nonvaccinated children.  

post #18 of 55
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Originally Posted by emmy526 View Post

While wer'e at it, let's identify autistic children, adhd children, ppd-nos children, or any other kind of problem children have, and color code the bracelets..that way society will know which problem said child has, and would be able to respond to that child accordingly.  This type of info would be then taught in kindergarten, so as not to punish or  call attention to those who have a different 'style of behavior'..And while wer're at it, let's identify all gifted and talented kids, poor kids, rich kids, and any other label you can think of to make a bracelet for...Let's not be biased here about only vaccinations, OP.  


LOL.  People would be wandering around with a whole rainbow of bracelets up their arms, teenage boys would suddenly take a keen interest in the difference between canary yellow and lemon yellow as they tried to decipher the arms of the objects of their affections, and people who are colourblind would have a very, very difficult time with it.

post #19 of 55
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Originally Posted by Lulu0910 View Post

This is not a bash against those who refuse to vaccinate their children. I respect your viewpoint. This respect should be mutual. I propose a bracelet identification for each child that is not vaccinated. Like example neon green bracelets. Personally I would like to know.


This idea would be unlikely to give you the information you really want (unless you just want to know whose parents dare to think for themselves, and even then you wouldn't get them all since there are lots of free thinkers who vax, too).  If you want to know who is most likely to be carrying around a contagious disease you should be labeling those who have recently received a live vaccine, and people who have recently set foot in a hospital for whatever reason. 

post #20 of 55
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Originally Posted by rachelsmama View Post


LOL.  People would be wandering around with a whole rainbow of bracelets up their arms, teenage boys would suddenly take a keen interest in the difference between canary yellow and lemon yellow as they tried to decipher the arms of the objects of their affections, and people who are colourblind would have a very, very difficult time with it.

OMG, I'm getting flashbacks to the 80's!!! Anyone else remember wearing those rubber neon bracelets up and down their arm as a kid?

I wonder what they said about my health status...
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