Hug Me I’m Vaccinated

  • Activism

    Guide to Convincing Parents to Vaccinate their Children

    A couple months ago I posted, here on Skepchick, the marketing research study done by Women Thinking, Inc looking into the most effective types of messaging for convincing parents to vaccinate their children. Perhaps you read it or, more likely, you downloaded it, saw it was a million pages long, skimmed over a bit of it, then moved on. Not…

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  • Science

    Immunization: Myths, Misconceptions & Misinformation

    Way back in 2010, when Women Thinking, inc was running the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign, we were writing material to use to convince parents to vaccinate their children. The problem was that we had no idea what the most convincing arguments were. That’s when we got the idea to conduct a marketing research survey to determine the types of…

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  • Activism

    Summary of Vaccine Survey Results

    As you have probably already heard, Women Thinking, inc has spent the last couple years working on a project funded by the JREF to survey parents who are fence-sitters on the issue of vaccinating their children. The project is a kind of market survey to learn which arguments these parents find most persuasive in convincing them that vaccinating their children…

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  • Skepticism

    Women Thinking Free is no more…

    When we started this organization back in 2010, we never dreamed that we’d be presenting ourselves far outside of the skeptical movement. Our goal was always to bring more women into organized skepticism, if not just to encourage women to think more critically. The Women Thinking Free, or WTF, was a name that said that we were free thinking women…

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  • Activism

    How to Help Vaccinate Everyone!

    Right now, we are in the middle of a severe pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic. In Washington state alone, cases over tentupled (which is a word that I made up for up more than times) since last year. In 2011, there were 146 confirmed pertusis cases through the first 20 weeks of the year. This year? 1738. That’s really bad, people.…

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  • Christmas Tees!

    I promise, soon I’ll talk about at least one thing that’s not vaccine related. Really, I’m actually into other things… I’ll even take requests for other topics. Hey! I have an idea! Instead of vaccines, let’s talk about Christmas! You know what would be a great Christmas present? A Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated T shirt! The Women Thinking Free has…

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  • Skeptical Ninjas Undercover: Jamie and Buffy and the Autism Expo

    Last weekend was a busy weekend for the Women Thinking Free! While I was here blogging and tweeting my life away (or it seemed like I was, but I still had time to go grocery shopping, get to the gym and make tacos), WTF board member/Skeptical Ninja Jamie Bernstein teamed up with our a member of our sleeper contingent, Buffy…

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  • Let’s all go to the movies and save ourselves some lives.

    *** UPDATE: AMC Theaters will NOT be running this PSA. The theater in Long Beach, CA, however is not an AMC. If this is your local theater, or you know someone who is near Long Beach, please encourage them to contact them (thanks, Ken for the info): LONG BEACH STADIUM 26 & IMAX 7501 East Carson Long Beach CA 562-429-3321…

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