Pony Party, “not enough for a separate essay” edition ;)

Jenny McCarthy, the beautiful actress you may remember from movie appearances in ‘Dirty Love’ or ‘Scream 3’, or numerous television appearances (oh, yeah, and the whole ‘Playboy’ thing…) has recently gone public about 2 aspects of her life.  She has a 5-year-old son who is autistic, and she has been dating actor Jim Carrey, whom she calls an ‘autism whisperer’.

From the linked Yahoo!News article:

“He’s actually helped Evan get past some obstacles I couldn’t. I sometimes call him the autism whisperer. He speaks a language Evan understands, and Evan feels safe with him.”

She details her 2 years of experience with Evan’s diagnosis and progress in a book, “Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism.”  She has also started a website, which i have not been able to access, called IndigoMoms.com.  A quick perusal of autism-related websites offer mixed reviews on Ms. McCarthy’s assertion that autism is curable.  But she told People Magazine that she intends to “[use] my big, giant, controversial mouth to blow the lid off a lot of things related to autism to give moms hope,” she said. “It is so needed.”

I guess there could also be debate as to whether it is, indeed, ‘hope’ that these moms need.  But for trying to bring eyes and interest to a topic that could sorely use both…good on ya, Jenny!

As always, please don’t feed the ponies….

So without further ado, the floor is yours.



  1. dissed vaccinations and linked them as a causative factor in her son’s autism on Oprah. It is an interesting debate. I happen to disagree with her while admitting the research on autism needs to be intensified on causative influences.

    I don’t think all vaccinations are great or perfect but many of them are important from a public health point of view. Anybody remember polio?

    Cool Pony Party.

  2. Sorry if my comments were of the “pooping on your pony party” variety.

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