I really don’t even want to comment on this. It’s disgusting and disappointing. I’m not disappointed specifically in Mayim Bialik - who, surprisingly, is still being flaunted around Tumblr - but in general simply how daft some human beings on this planet still are. It truly is the most prophetic of all statements…”in the age of information, ignorance is a choice.”
Mayim Bialik is one of many reasons I don’t subscribe to the ‘Big Bang Theory’ fandom (hint: the others have to do with misrepresentation of research scientists, perpetuation of stereotypes, and gender bias).
Oh, and sorry Mayim Bialik fans, but she’s an anti-vaxxer, too.
In fact - here’s looking at you, NDT - she was invited onto Star Talk Radio to discuss
Want more? Here’s a transcript excerpt from her interview/Q&A session with NPR to talk science, television, education, and mainly, to promote her book:
FLATOW: No, it’s the fact that you have not vaccinated your kids.
BIALIK: Oh, I rarely talk about that. That’s so funny.
FLATOW: Well, people were very eager to talk about it because you’re in agreement with the American Academy of Pediatricians on their stance on breastfeeding, as you point out in your book. But the group also strongly recommends vaccinations for kids.
BIALIK: Sure, and also I should say that attachment parenting, as defined by Dr. William Sears and Attachment Parenting International, has absolutely no opinion on vaccines. It’s a completely separate issue, one that I do not discuss in the book for that reason.
And what I do mention in the book is I give some resources for kind of pros and cons kinds of books. Dr. Lawrence Fader(ph) wrote a fantastic small book. What I do say is that we researched every single vaccine, and we spoke about each individual vaccine with our pediatrician. We went to the CDC sources.
The number of vaccines that you and I received when we were kids is a third or a fourth less than what kids get now. So my feeling is you can really do whatever you want, just like I get to do whatever I want, but I don’t inherently think that no one should get the flu, for example. And that’s my personal opinion.
FLATOW: You mean the vaccine.
BIALIK: Yeah, meaning to me, the things that people choose to vaccinate against are not necessarily things that were vaccinated against 20, 30 years ago. My feeling is everyone gets to decide and do research based on their family and their needs as to what they want to do. But it’s completely separate from attachment parenting or from my book.
Someone please spread this around and shut down her fandom, especially welovemayim and fuckyeahmayiimbialik. We can’t keep celebrating ignorance through the glorification of people being promoted by the media to so many young minds.
Let this be a lesson to all fan-people and fandoms: don’t look for the next society/media-endorsed sensation.
Be your own biggest fan and celebrate your life.
Also, promote good science.