Hey – remember that time all those doctors, epidemiological researchers, and other medical professionals got upset about something an anti-vaccinationist had written, and sued her?
And then they started calling her a whore in internet discussions and joking about her being raped, physically accosting her in the street, and making death threats against her and her children?
No, me neither. But it’s odd how asymmetrical these things can sometimes be.
I’ve been debilitated by the dreaded man-flu for most of last week, so I’ve not been getting much done. I’m slowly building up speed again, but for now I’m not going to do much more than point you towards an article by Amy Wallace, describing her experiences writing about vaccines. She and Dr. Paul Offit are among those who deserve the most credit for publicly carrying on the important fight for accurate information and children’s safety, in spite of an unending tide of evil and malicious bullshit from their detractors, who still don’t seem to have a damn thing to argue with except innuendo, distortion, ridicule, and threats.
Right. Hopefully by tomorrow my order from totallylegitimatehealingcrystals.com will have turned up so that I can properly recover my health and get back to my usual level of waffling output.