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Vaccination and the single girl[FemiNazi Barf Alert]
The Guardian ^ | 6/29/06 | Jessica Valenti

Posted on 06/29/2006 8:17:37 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom

Cervical cancer kills 200,000 women worldwide every year. So one would think that a promising new vaccine that prevents HPV infection (the leading cause of cervical cancer) would be accepted with open arms and a sigh of relief.

But religious conservative groups in the US, who have their claws in the vaccine approval process, are less than excited. Why? Because being vaccinated against a potentially deadly disease could make girls slutty. Seriously.

The national advisory committee on immunisation practices at the CDC is due to vote on whether to make the vaccine part of the standard shots alolescent girls receive. But conservative groups oppose making the vaccine mandatory for entry into public schools.

The Nation's Katha Pollitt reported on this a while back, and the reasoning behind their opposition is terrifying.

"Giving HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful," Bridget Maher of the Family Research Council told the British magazine New Scientist, "because they may see it as a license to engage in premarital sex."

Raise your hand if you think that what is keeping girls virgins now is the threat of getting cervical cancer when they are 60 from a disease they've probably never heard of.

But better off with cancer than slutty, right?

Christian conservatives spouting off about premarital sex is nothing new, of course. But this time around we have something to be concerned about.

One of the members of the panel who will vote today is Dr Reginald Finger, who was recommended by the ultra-conservative Focus on the Family.Keeping in line with Focus on the Family's message, Finger has said that marketing or promoting the vaccine could makes adolescent sex safer, and thereby "undermine the abstinence-only message". Uh-oh ...

Hear that? "This is not about keeping young girls healthy- it's about keeping them pure."

(Excerpt) Read more at commentisfree.guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abstinence; hpv; jessicavalenti; stds; talibornagain; vaccine; vaccines
Jessica Valenti, 27, is the founder and executive editor of the popular blog, Feministing.com. She also blogs for NARAL Pro-Choice America at BushvChoice.com.

Jessica has a Masters degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and has worked with organizations such as Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund), Planned Parenthood, the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and Ms. Magazine.

You have to wonder about people whose views are so radical that even the MSM won't touch them and they have to go overseas to find a forum. It is pretty funny stuff to read tho.

1 posted on 06/29/2006 8:17:39 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Aren't most cases of HPV sexually transmitted?


2 posted on 06/29/2006 8:24:04 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The FDA does not approve vaccines easily.

Who are the so called religious groups mentioned (not by name) in the posted portion of the article?)

Names?

Feministing.com?

Legal Momentum...?

Did I forget how to read?




3 posted on 06/29/2006 8:25:26 PM PDT by Radix (Stop domestic violence. beat abroad.)
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To: satchmodog9
For those in Rio Linda, a Masters degree in Women's and Gender Studies = lesbian.

This sot of crap has appeared in The New Yorker (cited to support the theory that the Bush Administration has politicized science for the first time - ignoring one 800lb. Gorilla named Al Gore), and a number of other leftist rags. It is predicated on the asserted fact that the Bush Administration was going to rig the scientific review process at NIH/CDC and oppose the vaccine. Now that the panel has come out recommending the vaccine - what are these folks to do but maybe - I dunno - retract?
4 posted on 06/29/2006 8:33:31 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Obviously a pathetic attempt at knocking down straw men. Focus on the Family is a pretty good representative of what she describes as the "religious right" so read for yourself their position on vaccines. http://www.focusonyourchild.com/health/art1/A0001864.html
Hint: It's not what this article claims.


5 posted on 06/29/2006 8:37:21 PM PDT by Firefigher NC
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Her degrees are easy to get...I have a whole roll of them in my bathroom...next to the toilet.


6 posted on 06/29/2006 8:47:08 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather?)
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To: Ouderkirk

From CDC Information for health care providers

"HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States (U.S.), with approximately 20 million Americans currently infected. Each year, an additional 6.2 million people become newly infected.1 As many as half of those infected with HPV are adolescents and young adults, ages 15-24 years."

I don't know where you get your information from, but you are 100% wrong.


8 posted on 06/29/2006 9:03:47 PM PDT by ga medic
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To: ga medic
What the vast majority of conservatives object to (when they object) is making the vaccine mandatory for school.

I think the above writer quoted one person with a wacky comment and ignored all the reasonable responses.

9 posted on 06/29/2006 9:09:57 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
I can't imagine what sort of head space a person would have to be in to oppose a vaccine against a serious illness like cervical cancer - no matter how it is spread.

And I can't see how it would be perceived as a license for sexual activity anymore than condoms, the pill or the hepatitis vaccine would be.

Kids are going to fornicate with or without any of the above.

10 posted on 06/29/2006 9:25:33 PM PDT by Energy Alley ("War on Christians" = just another professional victim group.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Well, it is nice to get some input from the Taliban.


11 posted on 06/29/2006 9:28:08 PM PDT by Energy Alley ("War on Christians" = just another professional victim group.)
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To: Dianna

I thought the article was poorly written and sarcastic. The author has an obvious agenda, which probably has more to do with making the Religious objectors look bad, than advocating for the vaccine. However, the poster I responded to was just making things up.

While objecting to the mandatory vaccinations is reasonable, I personally think the vaccination is a good thing. I doubt that it will encourage teenagers to have sex, because a vast majority will not have any idea what it is, or why they were vaccinated. I also doubt that HPV is a deterrent to premarital sex. AIDS is much scarier, and that doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent. What I know for sure is that cervical cancer is horrible. Maybe a woman was promiscuous or maybe she got HPV from her husband on their wedding night, neither deserves cervical cancer. (I realize you didn't say they did. I am referring to some of those who have)


12 posted on 06/29/2006 9:58:32 PM PDT by ga medic
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The bimbo needs to keep her skivvies on and take personal responsibility for her lack of discretion. You get HPV one way: by sexual contact.

Think about it. If HPV was airborne, we'd all be walking around covered with warts. Ick. But it isn't. It is sexually transmitted.

Christians aren't conniving to prevent an HPV vaccine from getting approved. The tramp is just looking for someone else to blame for the consequences of her own inability to find clean people to bonk. She needs to grow up and take what she earned.


13 posted on 06/29/2006 10:37:16 PM PDT by 60Gunner (It takes a liberal to ruin a village...)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I'll love you until 3:00 am in the morning....NEXT!


14 posted on 06/29/2006 11:13:32 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Ouderkirk
If you get cervical cancer you pretty much earned it.

I think that is most ignorant statement I have ever seen in all my years on Free Republic.

15 posted on 06/29/2006 11:15:43 PM PDT by paulat
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

ping


16 posted on 06/29/2006 11:15:48 PM PDT by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: Ouderkirk

"If you get cervical cancer you pretty much earned it. HPV is not that prevalent as an STD. You went more than just a few laps around the track."

Bullcrap, you moron. All it takes is to marry a man who slept with one previously infected woman. Did you even bother to read the Focus on the Family link above?

This is exactly what happened to a very close family member of mine who is wasting away from cervical cancer at age 61.

Try thinking about what you are writing before you spread your holier than thou excrement. I hope you take a long look at the way you view the world before you meet The Lord on Judgement Day.


17 posted on 06/29/2006 11:24:34 PM PDT by Go_Raiders ("Being able to catch well in a crowd just means you can't get open, that's all." -- James Lofton)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

This Liberal bitch is also a liar.

Focus on the Family position paper says THE EXACT OPPOSITE.

Focus on the Family SUPPORTS the HPV vaccine.

Jessica Valenti is a typical weasel feminist whore.


18 posted on 06/29/2006 11:25:07 PM PDT by Stallone (Mainstream Media is dead. I helped kill it.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

"But religious conservative groups in the US, who have their CLAWS in the vaccine approval process..."

No agenda here.

Ok, morality and politics aside, what are the long-term effects of this vaccine? Nobody knows??? Oh, lets just give it to children pronto!! (sarcasm)

Reddy
(no chicken pox or hepatitis vaccine for my children)


19 posted on 06/29/2006 11:45:51 PM PDT by Reddy (America, Bless God!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Miss Valenti first avoids at all costs to mention what is HPV, how does one contract it, what are the odds of infection per 100 contacts etc. I guess girls are supposed to be so hip today (not to mention the older folk) that everyone knows all about HPV.

She also totally avoid the topic of making this a required vaccine. That should be up to the parents to allow for all the obvious reasons. Standard feminist fascist.

Notice on the linked-site article the much smaller font for comments against the forced vaccination ie. saying "this was said by a pinhead."

This vaccine just finished a clinical trial using 666(?) subjects and appeared to prove very successful. That being said to make it a mandatory vaccination for ALL adolescent girls - Valenti doesn't mention what age - is outrageous. A larger pool should be tested BEFORE any consideration for upgrading the shot to a required status.

This is not serious analysis (duh) and therefore is a clear example of how neolibs avoid presenting the most basic facts instead replacing them with nasty, condescending, childish attacks.


20 posted on 06/29/2006 11:57:57 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("Patriotism...means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country” - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Go_Raiders

"Bullcrap, you moron. All it takes is to marry a man who slept with one previously infected woman."

I read an article once that set me back on my heels because I had never put it together before. In it a doctor cautioned that any woman contemplating marriage with a man whose wife had died of cervical cancer was at significant risk of contracting the cancer herself. Perhaps he was overstating the case, but I feel that many women are totally unaware of these potential dangers. As far as I know there is no HPV test for men.

So sorry to hear of your family member. Prayers for her.


21 posted on 06/30/2006 3:14:15 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Energy Alley
I can't imagine what sort of head space a person would have to be in to oppose a vaccine against a serious illness like cervical cancer

A more accurate word sequence for such a person -- who gives all conservatives a bad name -- is "space head".

22 posted on 07/12/2006 1:23:33 PM PDT by steve-b ("Creation Science" is to the religous right what "Global Warming" is to the socialist left.)
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To: Ouderkirk
> If you get cervical cancer you pretty much earned it.

I don't know about that. There's studies that've said that whether or not the husband is circumcised is a big factor in cervical cancer. (Or was at the time of the studies, obviously STDs would only add to the cancer if they did anything.)

Then again, I'm not sure what the rate of cervical cancer is in women.
23 posted on 07/30/2006 1:48:11 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Or an unlucky encounter ONCE. So woman like that have earned it, to die of a horrble disease?


24 posted on 07/30/2006 1:50:12 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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