Comments on: Why the internet & Twitter suck http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:08:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: jack http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-956948 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 05:48:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-956948 Everyone is a complete shithead for trusting the doctors who have an agenda (minus trivial EMERGENCIES). Or obliviously too careless to research what those vaccines really do… if you did though… I would have seen a lawsuit!

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By: Rosemary http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-852718 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:41:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-852718 Personally, I thought Marcotte’s original response and defensiveness instead of real apology was very disappointing. The overreactions weren’t simply in the Salon comments (if these were on paper, you’d be wrapping fish with them…). But the internet for so many means never having to say you’re sorry, right?

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By: Emma http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-852669 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:31:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-852669 “Do any of the twittering thugs have a right or standing to stick their boot in about the commenters decision to approach the vaccine in the way she did ? Hell f!ng no, that conversation occurs in the exam room or over the phone and others, in agreement or disagreement are simply unwelcome.”

Except that, she’s the one who put it out there. She didn’t leave the conversation in the exam room. Can’t put it out there and then tell people they can’t talk about it.

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By: Emma http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-852668 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:28:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-852668 “On the other hand wrt issues of autonomy and consent does mom have a right to be pissed righteouly, absolutely.”

How much of a choice was the child given over whether or not she was going to get the measles vaccine? Or any other vaccine that wasn’t for – *gasp* – an STD?

This kid had zero autonomy over getting any other vaccine. She was never asked to consent to getting any other vaccine. Why is it so horrible that she didn’t have autonomy over this particular vaccine?

HPV vaccines should be a mandatory just like measles and polio vaccines are mandatory. There’s no damn difference.

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By: Emma http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-852657 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:39:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-852657 I understand how getting the wrong vaccine would be unnerving, as would be getting any incorrect medicine.

What I don’t get is the added level of, yes, hysteria about it being the HPV vaccine.

You know what? It’s a vaccine. It doesn’t implicate the child’s sexuality any more than getting rabies shots implies that this child wants to go tease a rabid dog until it bites her. It’s a *vaccine*. The level of hysteria over this particular vaccine is ridiculous and this column is one more idiotic entry into that hysteria, all parenting issues aside.

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By: Aaron http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-851307 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:34:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-851307 You all may appreciate this (comic) about gender / feminism on the internet: http://www.gabbysplayhouse.com/?p=1444

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By: Miranda http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-851033 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:57:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-851033 I think it’s interesting that no one cares that the wrong medicine was given to the girl. No harm was done in this instance, but that just means everyone involved was incredibly lucky.

When I was caregiver to my mother, I ended up getting my own copy of the chemo orders and double-checking them against the nurse because they almost gave her the meds in the wrong sequence. This was a big damn issue because she was highly allergic (as in almost died in the treatment room) to the primary drug and could only take it buffered with steroids. They came in to hook her up to the medication, I asked about the steroid, and the response was “Oh, I guess I better read the order.” No sh*t.

Then there was the time I got hit in the face with the backwash from the injection to the IV. I was very glad I wear glasses because otherwise I would have gotten Carboplatin in my eyes.

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By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-851027 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:08:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-851027 @FA yes, that’s the exception I’d make for use of Twitter. Also, depending on who you have on it, you can use Facebook that way – my neighborhood does this for hurricane cooperation. But.

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By: Pick a little, talk a little. . . : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-851011 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 13:17:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-851011 [...] The kerfuffle in the feminist internets that I wrote about yesterday somehow recalls this scene for me. “She advocates dirty books: CHAW-ser. RABBaLAYS. BALL-zac!” Knitting Clio, a historian of medicine who has written about adolescent medicine in particular, has more to say about this–check her out. [...]

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By: Reminder to Certain Feminists: Teenagers have rights to choice and bodily autonomy too « Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2011/07/22/why-the-internet-twitter-suck/comment-page-1/#comment-851007 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:50:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16019#comment-851007 [...] Historiann, who discusses Mary Elizabeth Williams’ Twitter battle with Katha Pollitt and Amanda Marcotte [...]

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