Slate isn’t the kind of site to throw around a word like “brave,” but its story of a woman who claims to have driven away a group of Planned Parenthood protesters with a chant of “Yeast infections!” practically requires it, if not a phone call from the president himself.
— Slate (@Slate) October 27, 2015
Slate reports that Mary Numair spotted the anti-abortion demonstration and quickly fashioned a sign out of masking tape and cardboard from a trash bin. The sign, which thanked Planned Parenthood for treating a series of yeast infections when Numair was in her early 20s and uninsured, “also included a delightful cartoon of a vagina with a smiling clitoris and a stick figure with pigtails and prominent breasts.”
… with a spontaneous chant, she managed to break up the protest in under a half-hour. “I don’t know why I started chanting ‘Yeast infections!’ but it just came out. I have this cold, so it was just this obnoxious squeak, cheerleader-like. And I started doing high kicks, which I don’t normally do, in my skinny jeans.”
Numair thinks she’s onto something and might even add props to future counter-demonstrations, telling Slate, “If someone wants to help me make a giant wooden labia, that would be great.” We’re not sure why it has to be fashioned from wood; Code Pink has been doing just fine with fabric vagina costumes for years now.
You guys have an insultingly low threshold for bravery. Also, she might have such frequent yeast infections BECAUSE of PP… @Slate
— Steele Witch (@botticellicream) October 27, 2015
— Killmaven (@Killmaven) October 27, 2015
Speaking of nuts, if Slate is looking for a real hero who’s making a difference in sexual health, it should publish a story on Señor Testiculo.
@Slate "If someone wants to help me make a giant wooden labia, that would be great.”
She's the Rosa Parks of genital sculpture.
— Mike G (@Goodie1969) October 27, 2015
Where's her parade? https://t.co/Cf9QKRzOGc
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 27, 2015
— Kelly Hoffee (@KellyHoffee) October 27, 2015