Skepchick Quickies 10.6


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. Why wouldn’t a large percentage of the population still wonder about the safety of vaccines considering the propaganda, vitriol and never ending emotional appeals to protect and keep your children safe by questioning vaccine safety and thinking there may be a connection to a lifelong neurological impairment? I often think pro vaccine campaigns should show a few pictures of what a sick or dead child looks like after suffering the effects of a preventable disease.

  2. “This is your daughter.”
    “This is your daughter, dead of pertussis.”
    “Any questions?”

    Paid for the Partnership for a Vaccinated America.

    1. I don’t think they’re funny. Aside from the Blue Steel facial expressions, I really enjoyed looking at most of them.

  3. Someone tried to tell me that pertussis, like “virtually all of the things these vaccines are supposed to treat”, was a man-made vaccine and that vaccines cause the illnesses they are supposed to prevent.


  4. Aw, thanks, Amanda!

    catgirl, I think the funny comes from the pursed lips mostly. Otherwise, they are fun pics. If you haven’t, click through to the Flickr set. Bike boy is very pretty.

  5. As the photographer behind the Men-Ups, you have no idea how elated it makes me to be mentioned on here.

    1. They’re wonderful! I love how spot on the poses are to typical pin-up poses. (And guiltily, I appreciate how nice the models’ legs look in most of these. Man legs are under appreciated.)

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