Caroline, your piece is well researched and thought provoking, but I really have to call you out on pulling your science creds. You used plenty of innuendo and emotional appeal in this article. Yes, the underlying research is legitimate (far as I can tell), but come on, you know this isn’t a peer reviewed or objective paper merely presenting data. It’s a well-backed opinion piece with a clear political intent. Nothing wrong with that, but it is what it is, and acting like it isn’t threatens to put you in the same field of propaganda you’re writing about.
P.S. At least 2 of the comments rebutting you are from accounts that have posted nothing else on Medium, ever, and are following almost no one.
I could be wrong, and I don’t want to call anyone out incorrectly, but I do want to give you a heads up that people may be using dummy accounts to counter-propagandize your article.
I guess ultimately it doesn’t really matter, but I felt compelled to point it out to you. I’m not sure if their bots or not, but it seems a possibility.