On raising a son on the autism spectrum, progressive politics, pop culture, and coffee addiction.
Thank you so much for posting this. It is so relieving when I hear this from mainstream "reputable" sources for a change... I have been screaming this from the rooftops (its one of my favorite soapboxes) since I was watching my (much younger) siblings get their shots and decided to look into it. I have refused vaccinations for both my kids, despite vast disapproval, direct harassment, accusations of neglect or even willful endangerment, and constant mockery. I have mild anxiety attacks whenever I have to take one of my kids to the doctor because I know what I will be facing on account of the decision I made. (And don't even get me started on the lectures I got when I was broke and receiving WIC from the county... I had to take them in once-a-bloody-month to hear it from the same nutrition-and-carseats lady. I was beginning to feel like she was practicing for a future in despotism on my sorry hide.) So every once in a while, it's nice to hear that, hey, maybe I'm doing my little guys a favor by weathering this, after all. Let's see the all-powerful "war on terrorism" protect us from the repercussions of THIS one... *deep sigh* It breaks my heart.
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