So maybe the Baby Shaker iPhone app was released Monday to drum up publicity for Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week--in which case, our society is doomed, because apparently the media only freaks out over a problem with the App Store, and not with the actual shaking of actual babies.
Or maybe it's just a coincidence. And maybe it's harder to time the release of your flamebaiting iPhone app to not overlap with some Baby Shaking Awareness Campaign or another. Let's pull out the media calendar, shall we?
- March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month [nctsnet.org, biausa.org]
- Or in at least one corner of the nation, Shaken Baby Syndrome Brian Injury Awareness Month [northeastcenter.com, pdf]
- April is either National Child Abuse Awareness Month or National Child Abuse Prevention Month, or both [childwelfare.gov, skippervigil.com]
- or National Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Month [themommyplaybook]
- Or the third week in April is National Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week [skippervigil.com]
- though New York has its own
- Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Month in May [
- 10 years ago, SBS Awareness Month was in September. [news.google.com]