What’s wrong with those anti-vaxxers? They’re just like the rest of us.

What is wrong with those parents? Are they anti-science? Are they crazy? Or, are they just like the rest of us?

Terry Roark holds a photo of her son, Thomas, at the state Capitol in Sacramento, California, April 24, 2019, to voice opposition to a bill that would allow state health officials more say in vaccine exemptions. Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

Whenever I talk about my research on how parents come to decide to reject vaccines for their children, my explanations are met with a range of reactions, but I almost always hear the same questions.

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One-Woman ‘Yeast Infection’ Protest Scares Away Anti-Planned Parenthood Demonstrators

Mary Numair’s impromptu rally defused an anti-abortion march.

Image via Twitter user Mary Numair (@MaryNumain)

The Planned Parenthood organ harvesting conspiracy parroted by the likes of Carly Fiorina—who claimed the organization was selling the “brains and other body parts” of aborted fetuses—has fueled anti-Planned Parenthood anger from the more riotous wings of the nation’s conservative constituency. The organization has faced threats of defunding by Congress and some hateful protests at their clinic locations. When one Portland, Oregon, woman saw such a protest gathering at her local Planned Parenthood branch, she clocked out of work and made her own protest sign. “Dear PP,” Mary Numair scrawled on a cardboard box, “Thanks for helping me with my yeast infections!”

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Teenage girl shamed for her ‘distracting’ outfit fights back in a very funny way.

“[Because] she has a figure she was told she had to change.”

A Lawton, Oklahoma, student who goes by the Facebook user name Rose Lynn had the last laugh after being sent home from school for wearing an outfit deemed “distracting.” Rose Lynn believes her outfit attracted the attention of school officials because of her figure.

She proved it by posting a photo on Facebook of her modest outfit, which consisted of black leggings, a t-shirt, long cardigan, and boots. In her post, she wrote that she was sent home “because I’m developed farther than the average girl my age,” and because she’s a “CURVY woman.” Rose Lynn also thinks the appropriate response shouldn’t have been to tell her to cover up, but to teach boys to “to respect the boundaries of young ladies.”

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For Separated Undocumented Immigrants, The Trauma Doesn’t End After Being Reunited

This woman suffered generational trauma from family separation, so she went to the border to help children who were detained.

All photos courtesy of Araceli Cruz.

What motivates you to help someone? Is it a feeling of guilt, sadness? A combination of both?

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The Rise Of America’s Democratic Socialists

And they’re making democratic socialism more inclusive for everybody.

Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joined by New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at her victory party in the Bronx on June 26. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images.

When Cynthia Nixon announced her run for governor earlier in 2018, a lot of people didn’t take her seriously. The immediate headlines made jokes about the actress’s iconic “Sex and the City” character, portraying her campaign as a vanity exercise in a time when a reality TV star actually became president and other celebrities like Kanye West and the Rock have expressed an interest in running for our country’s highest office.

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The Sole Student In Her School’s Walkout Is Reminded That She’s Not Alone

“Just because I am only 7 doesn't mean that I can’t help other people every day.”

Photo via Havana Chapman-Edwards/Twitter.

In a nationwide school walkout, students in all grades left their classrooms on April 20 to draw attention to the need for sensible gun laws in the wake of the Parkland school shooting.

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