FML's Favorite Funny, Scary and Batshit Antivaxx Posts!
MY KID, MY CHOICE!
Yes, some people view their children as property, and scientists as witch doctor shills for "big farmer", despite the fact that those same scientists developed the computers they use to spread their bullshit. Antivaxx people are like flat-earthers: they've been fed a bunch of lies by charlatans, and believe the lies because they need to believe that there's more to life than taxes, television shows and death. They've mixed up these three things and come up with their own distorted view of the world, and medecine. Flat-earthers are just funny. Anti vaccination people are dangerous. Here's a few I found floating around on Reddit, Twitter and Facebook.
Get ready to meet the people best represented by this gif:
1 - Sometimes, at least one parent is reasonable
2 - Antivaxx Logic
3 - One Step Beyond: Parents can now transmit vaccines!
4 - Camp clampdown
5 - Thanks, antivaxxers
6 - Antivaxx Logic 2: Electric Boogaloo
7 - Best response ever
8 - I did done my research!
9 - #deadkids
10 - Goofball and his mum
11 - Doctors, they know nothing!
12 - Oh no, not official studies and research!
13 - Sometimes, kids know best
14 - Punish the heretic!
15 - How do you end up married to an antivaxxer?
Let's tune into Sanity FM for a few more posts.
The following posts contain a bit more of push-back, giving us a little bit of hope amongst all this madness.
16 - The much respected Doc Bastard, one of FML's elder statesmen
17 - Check out Ethan J. Linderberger's TedTalk
18 - A short story, but straight to the point
19 - You almost had us there
20 - Look into this "research", it's quite funny
21 - Thankfully, like Ethan, kids of antivaxx parents are thinking for themselves
That's it for now!
FML hopes you "enjoyed" this compilation of madness. If you're thinking of leaving antivaxx "research and facts" in the comments, don't bother. We'll have none of that toss on FML. Seriously. It's a personal thing for me, my aunt died aged 17 of tuberculosis at a time where no vaccine for it was available yet, and my dad, who was 9 at the time, would have loved to keep her around, and I'd like to have met her. So think before using a sciencifically-developed machine to spout anti-science turds.
To end on a video, here's a great channel debunking this sort of crap, created and hosted by the wonderful Myles Power. Here's one of his many takes on the antivaccine movement, via the insane book for children called "Melanie's Marvelous Measles".