Unintelligent hippy, bad mother, idiot… just a few of the things I get called simply because it is my choice – MY CHOICE – not to submit to vaccinations the government deems “a must”.
In response I could turn the arguement around and call them mindless sheep with no thoughts of their own but hey… that would mean stooping down to their level, and the view up here at mine is pretty nice thanks.
My family has a bad history when it comes to vaccinations, we have cousins who are autistic thanks to the MMR (the paper that went out stating there is no link was written by the same people who designed the damn thing – that screams bias to me), I have a dad who contracted polio after getting the vaccination etc… our family genetics do not to take well to being subjected to live viruses being injected to us. We’re a healthy bunch say for that so if I choose not to subject my child to that it’s cause I think I have a damn good reason behind it. And as I mentioned, MY CHOICE.
Parenting is one huge clusterfuck of a hypocritical debate, you’d think that since we are technically all in the same boat we’d support one another but instead we shove people off into little boated categories the moment they don’t conform to “how you are supposed to raise a child”
breastfeeding moms VS bottlefeeding moms;
– breastmilk VS formula
– soy VS lactose
ceasearian moms VS natural;
– emergency VS elective
– medicated VS not
vaccinated VS not;
homeschooled VS government
– state VS private
disciplined VS not
– smack VS naughty corner
baby wearing VS uncoddled, co-sleeping VS own bed, same room VS own room, purity VS home made, baby led weaning, cloth nappies VS huggies, huggies VS pampers…
See how many boats we chuck parents into? And you know who puts them there? Other parents… It’s bloody ridiculous. It’s the same as my stepdad who tells me I’m wasting my time reading smut simply because it isn’t history but then he says nothing to my sister who doesn’t read at all. Rather the reader than they who have shunned books completely no? clearly no.
If I look at all this the “perfect child” would be one who is naturally born to a mother who does nothing but smile during labour, grin while she has no problems breastfeeding her child till he’s 6, private schools him his entire life and coddles him the whole while… not many of those alive ey?