101 reasons to NOT vaccinate – Part 1

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Putting together a list of 101 reasons to NOT vaccinate, has been on my “to do” list for many months. I always have it in the back of my head and will sometimes write down reasons to add to my list on bits of paper or type it into my phone while doing shopping, on […]

Separating the wheat from the chaff

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Recently, I’ve been accused of hypocrisy numerous times for refusing vaccination but accepting other forms of mainstream medical treatment. This strikes me as a little strange, but seems to be a repetitive theme amongst those who argue against personal choice in medicine and for the more patriarchal dogma that permeates much of Western healthcare. So, […]

Vaccination – Coming to a School Near You

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about schools: what we’re taught in them, how little we learn to think for ourselves and the entrenched vaccine propaganda in science classes. Thinking back to my school years, when I was a very good student (ok, I was a complete goody two-shoes straight-A top-of-the-class student who lived for […]

A Brief History of Vaccination Opposition

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

A Brief History of Vaccination Opposition, or ‘How long will this go on before they realise this is an issue of choice?’ The way many people carry on, you’d think the movement against vaccination was a new thing. That it’s stemmed from a bunch of ‘raving, lunatic hippies’ who’ve simply read something written by a […]

Vaccination and religion

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Vaccination and religion….two very sensitive topics which people normally avoid discussing at all cost. Not me. I was very much pro-vaccination (pro-vax) and a devout Christian for most of my life. Not anymore. Funny how differently we start to see things when we dare to question the status quo. This blog covers a topic which […]

A case of semantics: Vaccination vs Immunisation

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

A case of semantics: Vaccination vs Immunisation Language is a funny thing. As a writer, I understand the importance of utilising correct grammar to get your point across, and of how badly things can be misinterpreted when the wrong word is chosen. I’m sure we’ve all experienced the silly arguments that can take place when […]

Vaccinations and your "Duty To Society"

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

“It’s your personal responsibility to contribute to the community’s best interest.” “It’s really not about you.” “It’s about doing the simple things that are really part of your social contract with your community,” “It’s basically a selfish thing to not get vaccinated.” “Your child will be an infectious disease risk to others” “Your vaccination decision […]

Challenging the Medical Patriarchy

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Some really nasty happened to a friend recently, which got me thinking about the traditional patriarchal structure of many elements of our society…

Vaccine (immunisation) Reactions

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The Immunisation Awareness Society (IAS) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year – some might say that is quite an achievement…

Anti-Vaccination – really?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Anti-Vaccination – really?