Saturday, July 01, 2006

Mothers who want their daughters to die

The CDC is recommending a widespread program of immunizing females against the human papilomavirus (HPV), an oncogenic, sexually transmitted virus known to be the chief cause of cervical cancer. They advise immunizing girls as young as nine.

Interestingly, a number of mothers are saying they will fight the decision. Why? They believe that immunizing a child against a sexually transmitted disease will make that child think it's okay to go have sex right away. That kind of perverted thinking says a lot more about the mind of the mother than the morals of the daughter, if you ask me. Never mind that it's utterly illogical. Being vaccinated against polio doesn't make kids want to eat shit, so why would being vaccinated against HPV make them want to have sex?

I can only conclude that these mothers must hate their daughters and want them to die. Their argument makes no sense - even if their daughters are saving themselves for marriage, there's no guarantee they won't be raped and infected. If you love your daughters and want to give them a chance against getting cancer later in life, get realistic and protect them now.

Am I the only person thinking the same stupid arguments are going to get trotted out if we find a vaccine against HIV?


Blogger kyknoord said...

I think it's pretty much a given. You've been quoted, btw.

July 03, 2006 10:35 AM  
Blogger moonflake said...

thx :) any excuse to introduce coprophagia into the subject.

July 05, 2006 11:26 AM  

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