Cafe Mom ran a post about about women, #MeToo sisters who should be supporting one another, women who probably promote breastfeeding and are pro-choice are creating Vaxist or Vaxogynist memes that mock, disregard and bully in the old fashioned not snowflake sense of the words children who are vaccine injured. In a tiny bright moment, when I went to Facebook to seek the photo - it had a content shield over it. I am very happy about that. It deserve to have a warning. It's disgusting.
On what planet does dressing up as a Mom with whom you disagree become en vogue? Do stay at homes dress as working Moms to mock them? Do nursing Moms dress with babies drinking poison from a filthy bottle to stick a finger in the eye of formula moms? Do pro-choice women dress as patients with bloody coat hangers dangling out of their netherparts for fun? Ha Ha Halloween!
WHY IS IT OK TO PORTRAY OUR KIDS AS DEAD? Many ARE dead. They wander. They drown. They choke and gasp and seize to death.
When I was in third grade, I wore an adorable costume for Halloween - I was an Indian! That's what I called it. Today, we no longer use the term Indian, that's called progress. And a child wearing my get up might not be allowed in school parties. Even trick or treating might lead to raised eyebrows. Did I mean harm? Of course not. Was I mocking the Wampanoag tribe that was in my area? Of course not. Still. It would be seen as offensive today, and it was probably offensive to those with Native blood even back in the 1970s. So we no longer dress this way.
But it's not only OK, it's comedic fodder to make fun of vaccine choice, vaccine injury (they don't believe it exists) and families. Dead child! Skelebaby!!!
Here's a clip of the article. Feel free to pop over to CAfe Mom to comment. I've written for them in the past. I like a lot of their columns, even though standard parenting was never my life - because of vaccine injury.
And my name is Kim. Not Karen.
Woman Dresses Up as 'Anti-Vax Mom' for Halloween & People Have Strong Feelings
The image is, in a word, shocking. But then again, it's meant to be.
Many people left comments saying Dayss' attempt at humor went too far -- even if the message is important.
"Disgusting and heartless," wrote one commenter. "It’s NEVER okay to joke about anyone losing a child."
"This is just ugly," wrote another.
One woman called the costume "vile," adding, "Way to go putting your complete lack of class on display for the world. Your mama must be so proud."
Others were shocked that Dayss, whose profile previously suggested she's in med school, would post such a callous thing.
"It's disgusting to see a person that's supposed to be caring for all individuals joking about dead children," one person wrote.
Others, however, actually thought the whole thing was pretty funny.
For one thing, hundreds of users tagged their friends in the post, along with laughing emojis. Others commented that people who were outraged needed to "calm down" and realize that Dayss was just exercising a little "gallows humor."
"It's obviously a joke!" wrote one person.
"That’s so funny!" wrote one person. "Even though I am unvaccinated myself I still find it hilarious!"
Some were also shocked when Facebook marked the post as "sensitive," blurring the image and requiring users to request to view it first.
"All these sensitive Susan’s are killing me right now," one person said. "These comments! I love that it has to be covered now ... "
Many argued that the really horrifying part of this whole thing wasn't actually the costume itself but the parents who choose not to vaccinate.