Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Moms Of The Pacific Palisades Group, I am writing this letter because you all have hurt me today. For the past five years, this mommy group has been a haven for me. We’ve all made soap together. We’ve meditated in front of the same positive wave-generating machines together. And we had our immunity parties […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Thanks to anti-vaccine ideology, diseases long ago vanquished are creeping back—even polio.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Although the coronavirus pandemic is clearly starting to ebb, as of March 9, 2022 an average of 35,496 Americans were still be being hospitalized daily with the disease, and it’s still killing 1,451 citizens each day on average, the New York Times reported. So, the current pandemic is far from over in the U.S., which […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes When I saw that the CDC director stated that it’s “encouraging” mostly already-ill people will die from COVID, my ableist spidey senses went up. And, judging by the ensuing outrage on Twitter, I wasn’t the only one mentally going, “What the hell?!” We know that anti-vaxxers do not care about the needs or lives of […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you haven’t learned to identify ableism when you see it, looking at the behaviors and beliefs of anti-vaxxers and how those behaviors impact disabled people is a master class. First, let me be clear: I’m not talking about people who have valid reasons to hesitate before getting the COVID vaccine, or those who are […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Dennis Prager, also known as a bad human being, has contracted Covid. The potential schadenfreude is compounded by the reasoning he gives. He wanted the disease so he could build up a natural immunity rather than getting artificial immunity from a vaccine. WHAT? He wanted to get the disease so he could get immune…to the […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute This meant a lot to me, not just because I really like and respect John King but because I have MS as well. This was fascinating as he is evidently very high functioning in his ability to cover it so well. And he’s bang on what he says about vaccination. So many anti-vaxxers don’t recognise […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently, evangelicals made some stunning concessions regarding their ongoing war against human rights. Yes, they finally understand exactly what they’re doing in fighting against legalized, accessible abortion care. I suppose they’ll soon be dropping their entire culture war against abortion now that they understand how important bodily self-ownership is, right? .. Right? Um, guys..?
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! The other day, I showed you an odd little essay by Amy Laura Hall, a Duke University ethics professor. In it, she twice displayed a cognitive bias called confirmation bias. Confirmation bias, if allowed to rule people unchecked, can prevent their ability to learn and grow. Today, let me show you what […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! My mind was blown by this opinion piece in Religion News recently. In it, a Duke University ethics professor tells us she wants us to stop talking about COVID deniers getting COVID and dying. Instead, she wants us to focus on happy things and bringing about systemic change. To her, the […]