The Age of Autism people have a credibility and image problem on their hands, if you ask me. On the one hand, they are trying to come off as experts in all things autism and all things anti-vaccine, but, on the other hand, they are offending people left and right. Time after time, they manage to get themselves in hot water with their own readers. Posts go missing. Comments get erased.
A few years ago, on Thanksgiving, they published a post where they showed several pro-vaccine advocates eating a baby for Thanksgiving dinner. In that now erased post, Kim Stagliano chimed in with this comment:
“Dr. Nancy is under the table servicing Dr. Offit’s RotaDick. Wait, can you hear her? “Fere If doh bontrobersy!!” Someone should tell her it’s not polite to talk with your mouth full.”
For a very long time, as long as I’ve been following their shenanigans, I’ve been catching whiffs of misogyny here and there from that blog, even from their female contributors. Yes, they attack male pro-vaccine advocates with a lot of vitriol, but they are downright nasty toward female pro-vaccine advocates, using colorful descriptions for what those women use. The latest bit of nuttery is this post about… It’s about… Well, to be honest, I have no idea what it’s about. I really don’t. Continue reading