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Teen Who Defied Anti-Vaxx Mom To Testify Before Congress About Vaccine Misinformation

An Ohio teenager who made headlines earlier this month for defying his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs will testify about his experience before a congressional committee on Tuesday. Ethan Lindenberger, 18, tweeted that he’s looking forward to discussing the spread of vaccine misinformation at the Senate health committee’s coming hearing on preventable disease outbreaks. “I grew up […]

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The Push For Christine Blasey Ford to Testify Plays Into An Ugly Myth About A Victim's 'Duty'

Politicians criticizing Christine Blasey Ford for not wanting to testify Monday in a Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Brett Kavanaugh are inadvertently holding her solely responsible for policing her alleged attacker, say experts on sexual assault. Research on the motivations of sexual assault survivors reveals that those who cooperate with law enforcement investigations are often spurred […]