Monday, February 05, 2007

sad times

it's reading articles like this that make me want to adopt the thinking in the movie "the village". let's just go off in the middle of nowhere and create a little community that doesn't buy into all the bull of today's society.

don't you just love how they call it the cervical cancer vaccine? let's call the kettle black a moment and tell everyone what it REALLY is, a vaccine for genital warts. that's right, genital warts. sounds gross, but that's what it is. it's those nasty pictures that we all had to look at in sex ed. it's just been all twisted and everyone wants to make it sound better by calling it HPV and now let's just call it cancer. let's face it folks, it's warts.

and, let's not start saying that genital warts causes cancer just to scare everyone. sure, it increases your RISK of developing cancer, but it is not the same as cancer. these people must have done really poorly in geometry and the transitive property. A does not equal B in this case.

just had to vent. i really could go off a lot more on this topic, but i'm rather hormonal and i would rather not include the several choice words i'm really thinking. definitely makes me worry about what sort of crap doctors will be trying to brainwash us with when my son is a teenager.


Marisa said...

Shocking that they would force this on children, regardless of parents wishes. Never mind that its not like HPV is like a cold virus, lurking in the air ready, to get poor innocent girls. You have to have sex, usually lots of it, unprotected (though don't get me started on that misnomer) to get HPV. And you're right, lets twist the language around for our convenience. Bottom line, its is NOT A CANCER VACCINE!
As far as boys, just wait until they come up with the "temporary impotence vaccine" which I'm sure they will find some medical reason to give to teenage boys so as to make sure they don't impregnate anyone when they are "exploring their sexuality".

Anonymous said...

Interesting topic...I can not say that I agree with the decision from Texas and the way that this vaccine has been marketed. I do think that from a public health perspective that making the vaccine available (not mandatory) is important. I would not want any one to force me to vaccinate my daughter. I did a little research on-line and pulled the following information from Wikipedia

"The medically accepted paradigm, officially endorsed by the American Cancer Society and other organizations, is that a patient must have been infected with HPV to develop cervical cancer, and is hence viewed as a sexually transmitted disease. Most scientific studies have found that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is responsible for >90% of the cases of cervical cancer"

In some ways, this vaccine (like Hepatatis C vaccine) is lifestyle related. guys finally got me to post a comment.