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twitter.com/FeistyFeminist:

    Let’s talk about why these social conservatives are really against the Gardasil vaccine

    the-madame-hatter:

    It’s not because they are genuinely worried about side effects. It’s not because they don’t want the government making the vaccine mandatory ( Notice they have no issues with most other vaccines that are required. ).

    No, their problem is that this vaccine reminds them that women have sex. It reminds them that their abstinence only way of approaching sex education and reproductive health does not work. Women are going to have sex. Teenagers are going to have sex. And because this will happen, there are risks for certain STDs which can lead to reproductive cancers. Their issue is that they feel these women deserve whatever horrible disease befalls them. It’s just another example of the far right once again not giving a fuck about women’s health. They honestly think that anyone who has sex and experiences some sort of negative consequence ( pregnancy, stds, etc.) should not receive any help ( Especially women. I mean, jeeze. What are you ladies thinking taking control of your own sexual agency and desires before you’re made a man’s property and baby maker?! ).

    Once again, they are just trying to push their antiquated and backwards morality re: sex on every one else.

    Assholes.

    (Source: shannibal-cannibal)

    — 2 years ago with 203 notes
    #Gardasil  #vaccine  #HPV  #Social Conservatives 
    Quote of the Day: "The problem is people like Michele Bachmann." →

    motherjones:

    We asked one of the world’s leading experts on vaccines for his thoughts on Rep. Michele Bachmann’s fearmongering about Gardasil. He didn’t hold back.

    — 2 years ago with 130 notes
    #michele bachmann  #news  #politics  #health  #conspiracies  #vaccines  #Gardasil  #HPV 
    HPV →

    feistyfeminist:

    teammedea:

    feminismisprettycool:

    Dear Michelle Bachmann,

    Please define “best results.”

    Also, what if that twelve year old girl is not “innocent?” What is she is a horny, sexually aware young woman who will engage in sex whether you want her to or not? Or does that…

    I just came back to correct myself. I emailed my friend who is getting her masters in public health (specialty in sexual health - yes, she’s fun) and she wrote back to tell me that while it used to be thought that there are only 2 strains linked to cervical cancer, now there is thought to be 12 that link to cervical and other types of cancer (apparently it used to be thought there were only a little over 100 strains and now there are thought to be about 250.) She said she still recommends Gardasil (she was the one who recommended it to me) and not to reblog harmful anti-vaccine propaganda.

    And puh-lease. I was saying “common knowledge” to let everyone know I was not a medical professional and gained my knowledge from my doctor and reading.

    (via teammedea-deactivated20111210)

    — 2 years ago with 44 notes
    #hpv  #gardasil 
    HPV

    teammedea:

    feminismisprettycool:

    Dear Michelle Bachmann, 

    Please define “best results.”

    Also, what if that twelve year old girl is not “innocent?” What is she is a horny, sexually aware young woman who will engage in sex whether you want her to or not? Or does that somehow make her deserving of cancer?

    You can get back to me. It’s cool. I’ll be here on tumblr.

    Oh dear baby jesus. Fuck Michelle Bachmann, but stop perpetuating the myth that Gardasil is a viable preventative vaccine for cervical cancer. Its not. Its a vaccine for about 4 strands of HPV out of at least a hundred. HPV does not CAUSE cervical cancer and vaccines are never 100% effective anyway. 

    Gardisil prevents the two strands of HPV that cause cervical cancer and the two that cause genital warts*. With HPV being the most common STI contracted*, I’d say not only is the vaccine viable in the the prevention of cancer, it’s a necessity.

    *common knowledge

    (via teammedea-deactivated20111210)

    — 2 years ago with 44 notes
    #hpv  #gardasil 
    HPV

    feminismisprettycool:

    Dear Michelle Bachmann, 

    Please define “best results.”

    Also, what if that twelve year old girl is not “innocent?” What is she is a horny, sexually aware young woman who will engage in sex whether you want her to or not? Or does that somehow make her deserving of cancer?

    You can get back to me. It’s cool. I’ll be here on tumblr.

    — 2 years ago with 44 notes
    #hpv  #gardasil