It's Important and Slightly Alarming That Elle Macpherson Is Dating Anti-Vaccine Ex-Doc Andrew Wakefield 

On Monday, the Daily Mail blared in one of its signature oddly capitalized headlines that model-actress Elle Macpherson was spotted kissing a “mystery man” over some root vegetables at a Miami farmers market. By Tuesday, in news that caused some of us to make an undignified gibbering noise of shock, Mystery Man was…

The Anti-Vaccination Movement Is Working with the Nation of Islam to Scare Black Families 

It was October 2015, and a crowd of thousands were gathered on Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam claimed to be uncovering a conspiracy. In front of a throng gathered for the anniversary of the Million Man March, he accused the federal government of systematically…

Pediatrician Critical of Vaccines Accused By State Board of 'Gross Negligence' For Not Immunizing Toddler 

Dr. Bob Sears, a pediatrician from a family of vaccine-criticizing doctors, could lose his license after California’s state medical board says he failed to immunize a toddler who didn’t truly need a medical exemption. The board accuses Sears of “gross negligence” for not vaccinating the child after relying on an…

Distributors of Anti-Vax Film Are Trying to Keep an Autistic Rights Advocate From Criticizing It

The distributors of the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed have sent a cease-and-desist letter to an Irish advocate for autistic people who’s been speaking out against the movie. According to a letter they sent her, Cinema Libre Studios is trying to prevent Fiona O’Leary from “making any statement to any person” regarding…

Vaxxed Filmmakers Support Parents Convicted of Letting Their Toddler Die of Meningitis 

Earlier this year, the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed was pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival after an enormous outcry. Since then, though, the filmmakers have shown it to worshipful audiences across the country, and are styling themselves as the head of a new wave of anti-vax, pro- “natural health” sentiment. They’re…

Anti-Vax Activists Are Trying to Dox a 12-Year-Old Budding Scientist They Think Is a 'Hoax'

The anti-vaccine movement has met its newest foe, and it is a 12-year-old boy who loves lizards. Several anti-vax organizations have been pooling their collective intellectual powers for weeks to try to debunk, discredit, or “unmask” Marco Arturo, a budding scientist who made a viral Facebook video about vaccines.…

Tribeca Film Festival to Screen Film By Former Doctor Who Claimed Link Between Vaccines and Autism 

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will include a screening of a film by Andrew Wakefield, the former doctor who was stripped of his medical license after authoring a discredited study that implied a link between vaccines and autism. A spokesperson for the film tells Jezebel that there will be “celebrity support” for…