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HPV and vaccination: one blogger’s obsession

I think I'm mildly obsessed with the HPV vaccination and the resistance to it.  The whole thing is a perfect storm of important issues for me: science and skepticism, feminism, public health policy, sexual health, religious delusions, the power that folk beliefs have over human choices, emotional vs. rational decision-making,…

Music Fridays: Scouting Edition

As all the hubub over the HPV vaccination has demonstrated, the Christian right has a big time Lolita obsession.  I wasn't thinking about that per se when I pitched this piece about the right wing shit storm over the Girl Scouts of the USA, but I'd say that the article…

How anti-vaccination hysteria is about sex, accidentally helping Big Pharma—anything but science

It’s painful for me to write this, because I don’t like criticizing people I generally admire, but if I’m going to get on the right for sex-phobia and anti-science thinking, I have to do it for the left, too. I hinted at my frustrations in my article about the reproductive…

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