Pap Smears At Walgreens?!
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Did you know you could get your annual Pap smear at Walgreens? Yes! The stirrups are right over in aisle two next to the Pond’s skin cream and the Bonne Bell lip gloss. And breast exams? Right near the AAA batteries, please.
At least that’s what you might think if you watch “Fox & Friends” and believe every word they say. They were trying to justify the Republicans’ attempts to defund family planning money from Planned Parenthood because, duh, all women’s reproductive health needs can be met at the local Walgreens.
Stephen Colbert did a hilarious bit about this the other night on “The Colbert Report,” which you simply must watch. (Language NSFW, use headphones.) But now a group of feminist activists are planning actions to highlight this ignorance. Yup, you guessed it — they’re asking people to go to Walgreens and ask for a Pap smear.If you’d like to participate, the blog Politics & Chocolate suggests that this Saturday, April 16, you head to your local Walgreens (find one here) with a trusty flip-cam, march up to the counter, and ask how you can schedule your annual Pap smear. They want everyone to share the footage on YouTube, where I’m assuming someone will eventually compile a video of befuddled Walgreens managers saying, “Uh, ma’am? We don’t offer that kind of thing here.”
Planned locations already include Madison, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; and New York City. You can learn more about the action on the Facebook event “Pap Smears! Get Your Pap Smears!”
If any Frisky readers participate, be sure to include a link to your YouTube vid in the comments!