Dr. Tenpenny promotes herself as a “public figure” who is the “voice of reason on vaccines.”
She posted this today on her Facebook page…
That’s right equating vaccines, which have eradicated smallpox, almost eradicated polio and saved millions of lives, with rape.
I understand the vaccines = rape meme has been around for a while. It’s vile, devoid of empathy, and demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of science, nouns, and grammar.
But to have this repugnance complete with disturbing graphic promoted by a doctor? That’s really a new low.
As a user of Facebook I am offended that some breastfeeding pictures don’t pass the censor, but this obscenity is acceptable.
As a physician I am disturbed that someone who attended medical school and apparently has a medical license would do this (the complete lack of understanding of science aside).
As a human I am saddened that someone can promote such a disgusting trope and close to 2,000 people “liked” it.
As someone who has been raped I am beyond outraged.
I get that part of this vile person’s (because equating rape with something that has eradicated diseases and saved lives does make you vile) is shock, but I just can’t imagine how tragic it is that a doctor, or anyone really, would post something like this and think, “Well, I’ve done something good for humanity today.”