So to review:
1) Vaccines don’t cause autism. The man who did the single study on which the entire anti-vax movement hangs its hat? He has had his credentials as a doctor stripped, been sued repeatedly, and has *admitted that he lied about the study.* He admitted he fixed the results so they’d be the results that the people who were paying him wanted.
2) Vaccines don’t cause autism but they /do/ decrease the herd immunity of the human race.
3) Herd immunity is important. Herd immunity is what means we don’t have polio, or smallpox, or whoop—
— oh, you mean all of those things are making a comeback?
Vaccinate your kids.
It doesn’t cause autism. An extremely, extremely limited number of people will react to vaccines — but your child’s chances of reacting to vaccines is minuscule compared to your child’s — or your — chances of dying from a really fucking horrifying disease if we don’t reverse this trend.
And for fuck’s sake, stop blaming vaccines for autism. My son was born with his brain wired differently. He’s neurodiverse. He isn’t brain-damaged.
I have ASD. My nephew has ASD. Life is not always easy, but Autism is NOT a death sentence.
Whooping cough is deadly. Measles are deadly. Polio is deadly.
Autism is not deadly.
If I had a sonic screwdriver
I would give it a setting that goes ding
it would be a sonic screwdriver that dings
I’d probably use mine as an actual screwdriver. It would be incredibly handy to have a tool that could handle any size or type you run into, compared to having to constantly look for the right one.
- calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
- referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
- referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
- the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
- "it’s just my opinion"
sailor-rurouni asked: "Once you get this, you have to say 5 nice things about yourself and send to ten of your favourite followers!"
-I enjoy answering people’s questions; whether it’s finding a product on a market table or picking out the right word for a given context, I take pride in using my knowledge to help people.
-I am very receptive to learning from other people; when faced with new or unfamiliar experiences, I am more than willing to listen to others who know more about the subject than me.
-I am very frugal. I grew up grocery shopping with my mother, who was a master of spotting sales and clipping coupons. I will compare and calculate to find the best possible price for groceries when I’m out.
-I am punctual; unless I am physically incapable of doing so, I will always honor any appointments or deadlines.
-I have a very strong sense of empathy and take my friends’ feelings very seriously.
Well, I think most of the people I would send this to already got it, so there’s maybe one or two people I’ll wind up sending this to.