Woman Drives Planned Parenthood Protesters Away With 'Yeast Infection' Chant
Mary Numair is an American hero. All because she was willing to shout about how Planned Parenthood helped cure her yeast infection at a bunch of clinic protesters, effectively driving them away in horror. Someone should really give this woman a medal.
Speaking to Slate, Numair said her interest was piqued when she noticed protesters in front of a Planned Parenthood just up the block from her job in Portland, Oregon. “I said, ‘Fuck this shit,’ went back inside, and started making my sign.”
What happened next was nothing short of inspiring: Numair made a sign that read, “Dear P.P. Thanks for helping with my yeast infections!” The sign included a floating vagina with a smiley face for a clitoris and a stick-figure woman with boobs. (Check out the photo, below.) Then, Numair made her way to where the protesters were standing and improvised a chant.
“I don’t know why I started chanting ‘Yeast infections!’ but it just came out,” Numair told Slate. “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 says one protester called her a whore (because that’s Christian-like behavior, somehow?) and others began to pray for her until they finally couldn’t deal with the repeated “yeast infection” refrain. From start to finish, Numair says it took about half an hour to get them to leave.
Numair, who says Planned Parenthood really did help her with a yeast infection, along with birth control and other health care services, urges others to try her method, especially seeing how effective it was. And she’s considering showing up to the next protest better prepared.
“If someone wants to help me make a giant wooden labia,” she told Slate, “that would be great.”