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Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.
“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.
“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.
The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.
That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.
On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.
It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.
Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.
In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.
Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.
Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.
At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.
About 20 will die.
LET THAT SINK IN.
Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.
So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?
They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.
So what on earth are you worrying about?
It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.
Roald Dahl, 1986
NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.
roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.
And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.
And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.(via thebicker)
And the physical activities considered “feminine” are then seen as less challenging and requiring less strength than more supposedly “masculine” sports. I’m thinking of ballet, competitive pole dance, gymnastics, and things like that compared to weightlifting, boxing, etc.
These were all back to back. Don’t know if they were from the same person or not, but people if you want to say the same thing over and over, space it out a bit, yeah?
Lea has had more interviews/publicity since Cory’s death than she had combined in the entire 3 years beforehand since Glee started, that should say something. And she doesn’t simply answer questions, she brings him up on her own a good amount of the time. If you don’t think she’s milking Cory’s death even a little, you’re very naive.
People seem unaware that a publicist sends an interviewer a list in advance of topics that are off limits. Lea doesn’t have to talk about Cory if she doesn’t want to, so stop claiming she’s simply “answering interviewers questions”. She knows what she’s doing.
Why does everyone adore Lea Michele? Can they not see that she is a stuck up, self obsessed spoilt brat who milks her PR boyfriend’s death. Yes children, the truth hurts doesn’t it?
Yet if she didn’t talk about him at all you would say that is proof that they were just PR. They were a huge part of each other’s lives for 4 years. Lea and Cory worked together, were friends and dated. She brings him up because he was a big part of her life. You don’t just throw away 4 years for nothing. She did stand by him when he was in rehab. Lea is at the moment doing interviews because of her album. One that she says Cory helped her with. At this moment she is acting like a widow. You know what Liam Neesan also still talks about his dead wife and she has been dead for almost five years.
Also I don’t get why people like you think that Cory and Lea relationship was fake. I don’t get why people like you consider cory and Lea that fake. I don’t understand how anyone could consider themselves fans of either if they think that person is so fame hungry they would fake a relationship. It takes two to fake a relationship so if it was fake they both faked it.
Other cast members talked about Cory as well. Maybe they faked their friendship with him as well.
“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 2 of 2. (link to Part 1)
- College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
- Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]
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EDITED TO ADD: Oh my wow, this has gotten hundreds of reblogs in a day. (And part 1 has hit 13,000+ notes in one day.) So I’m editing this to add a direct link to the Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid, a browser tool that visually red-flags the OkCupid.com profiles of people who have answered “yes” to the questions in the studies cited above and some infamous others:
There are also Predator Alert Tools for other sites, including Facebook. Learn more here: “‘Predator Alert Tool’ co-creators aim to ‘build sexual assault prevention tools into every social network on the Internet”.
I think we can all agree that Toph is the best. Case closed.
IS THIS A FUCKING RAINBOW CHEESECAKE?????
I AM FUCKING MAKING THIS.
Original Video: How to Make Rainbow Cheesecake
Reblogging for future reference.
Elizabeth is WONDERFUL and TOTALLY FINE and there is plenty of room in my headcanoe come aboard grab an oar.
“The very first time I saw you Harry, I recognised you immediately. Not by your scar, by your eyes. They’re your mother Lily’s. Oh yes, I knew her. Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves. Your father, James, however, had a certain, shall we say, talent for trouble. A talent, rumour has it, he passed onto you. You’re more like them than you know, Harry. In time you’ll come to see just how much.”
- upset stomach and vomiting
- muscle aches
- chronic fatigue
- hormonal problems
- irregular menstrual cycles
- lowered immune system
The paranoid hermit in me loves this just as much as the elegant lady in me does.
this post makes me so happy like look at that pup’s face
"I CHEWED ON A THING AND A BUNCH OF LOUD PEOPLE CAME AND PET MY HEAD!!!!! ISN’T THAT GREAT"