Rick Perry’s FB Page Flooded With Period Jokes In Healthcare Protest
4:00 pm, March 20th | by Laura Donovan
If you ever chased your older brother with red paint-covered tampons out of revenge (I know, I’m twisted), you’ll get a kick out of the women who defaced former presidential candidate Rick Perry’s Facebook page and even consulted him on menstruation since the conservative governor seems to be the end-all source on women’s health.
“Hi there, Rick. I was wondering if you had any advice about what to do about mid-cycle cramping. Since my healthcare decisions are OBVIOUSLY better understood by politicians, I thought maybe I could get your advice. Thanks bunches!”
It only gets more awkward:
“Since you know so much about my healthcare, I was wondering if you could tell me how to handle my period since it is very heavy 4 days out of every month. What is the best product so I can have a productive day during these times or do you think I should just stay at home and call in sick or better yet quite my job since I can’t make my own decisions maybe I shouldn’t be working. What is your medical position on this issue?’’
The winner, however, is this lady:
“Governor, I have this unusual discharge, but I don’t have any health insurance right now. You’re an expert in women’s health, though – could you take a look?”
Who needs to run for president when you’re well on your way to becoming a top candidate to teach family life and puberty to elementary school students? We’ve seen this somewhat amusing response before and are glad this brings to mind that awesome gym scene in “Mean Girls” (you know which one I’m talking about), but let’s try to be adults and lose our middle school defense mechanism of scaring men with period talk.