Respectful Insolence

Archives for November 2, 2009

…Isis shows us why by calling out the anti-vaccine movement in general and J.B. Handley in particular, for sexist attacks on Amy Wallace, who wrote the excellent article for WIRED about how the anti-vaccine movement endangers public health. True, I did e-mail her for advice in letting feminist bloggers know about this nastiness, being interested…

Several of my readers have been writing in with links and stories about the case of Desiree Jennings, a 28-year-old cheerleader who was apparently healthy until sometime in August, when she received the seasonal flu vaccine. A typical news story on Jennings can be seen here: I’m not a neurologist, which made me reluctant to…