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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.

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Roald Dahl, 1986

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TEAM VACCINE

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NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.

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Over 1,000 preventable deaths and 128,000 preventable illnesses since 2007 and counting

And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.

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And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.

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Anonymous asked: I was thinking about sending you an ask in spanish. But then I realized my spanish is even worse than my english so... nevermind. Either way: I really like what you do and your art and your blog and your self all make me happy. Thanks for that! *hands you a cupon for some hugs* Feel free to use it, if you... you know... like hugs... 'n stuff.


Answer:

snazzapplesweet:

ah gosh gracias amigo! Glad i could make you hapimage

also hell yes hug coupons i’m about this

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sherlockedgallifreyanofasgard:

hannahbelle-lecter:

whisperingsweetsins:

whenblackwasinvogue:

shego:

she put up a video of her telling miyah that she thinks she’s very pretty without the wig too and that playing dress up is fun but to promise to stay in school

Love this!

Stories you won’t see in the media

#nicki is so protective of young girls#this needs to be underlined more#also she gives them edited versions of her albums#magical girls protect other girls#bless nicki

You can hate someone’s music and love them as a person. This is one of those cases for me.

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Tired of seeing folks romanticize clumsiness. For me, it isn’t cute - it’s beyond frustrating.

I have a spinal condition that interferes with my brain sending signals to my limbs. It garbles and distorts them so that on days when I don’t take painkillers, or I am tired and sore, I feel like I’m playing the arcade Crane game. Only instead of winning a prize, I succeed at not knocking rows of merchandise off the shelf that I’m trying to face.

When I’m fatigued or stressed it gets worse - I trip or bump things over because the signals that my brain sends are not the signals that my limbs receive.

Being clumsy may be cute to you but it makes my life much more aggravating than it needs to be.

— 12 hours ago
#personal rant  #clumsy  #not cute  #spinal disorder  #i'm a klutz 

"GAY! Oh MY god that is SO gay."

You know…. Sometimes there are gay people around. And when you think you are being funny or don’t think anything about it at all, you are still filling them with a seething frustration.

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#slurs  #tw homophobic slurs 

baby-make-it-hurt:

huffingtonpost:

Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water For 800 Million Without Clean H2O

Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Find out who Damon challenges here. 

He wins

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eldritchcarnival:

hellacamber:

heycourtneymae:

widebooty:

alittlebitridiculous:

sizvideos:

Watch the inspirational video of this quadriplegic who plays and streams Diablo 3

Follow our Tumblr - Like us on Facebook

!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been watching this guy’s livestreams for a few days now. He’s super positive and really nice to all his viewers, answering everything he can. Also considering his abilities he is really good at Diablo III and WoW. Like the fact that I could have been playing WoW with people like him and getting my ass handed to me by them is part of the reason I appreciate video games as a form of therapy.

"I’m really feeling good about myself!"

This makes me SO happy. Amazing!

Technology.

Fuck Yes

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policymic:

Intimate photos of agender youth challenge society’s gender norms

"I think a lot of people like to see gender as this scale of blue and pink," Emma, a 20-year-old college student, told the magazine. "I never really identified with either side of that, or even in between blue and pink. It’s so much more complicated — my identity varies so much on any given day. Sometimes I tell people I’m gold or something."

Read more | Follow policymic 

I appreciate that it includes a bit from the original article, which clarifies:

"This growing community encompasses people who see themselves as agender (neither male nor female), bi-gender (both genders) and gender-fluid (shifting from male to female)."

THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE FIRST TIME I HAVE SEEN A PHOTO SET OF AGENDER PEOPLE ON THIS SITE!!!

*BOUNCES UP AND DOWN IN EXCITEMENT*

as usual there’s some gross comments so don’t scroll too far down past the article but this is otherwise good

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keyotolaufeyson:

one of my fave pics from the shoot today, just a shame my face looks so bright :/ 

keyotolaufeyson:

one of my fave pics from the shoot today, just a shame my face looks so bright :/ 

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datmassivepanda:

sugaryrainbow:

Punk Unicorn. It can fire lasers from their eyes. It’s a hired killer.

Punk aint dead after all. Thank you based Fursona Generator

chinburd!

datmassivepanda:

sugaryrainbow:

Punk Unicorn. It can fire lasers from their eyes. It’s a hired killer.

Punk aint dead after all. Thank you based Fursona Generator

chinburd!
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"First of all, how dare you."
The druid to a group of undead (via outofcontextdnd)

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