Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

by Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Kate Harding
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

by Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Kate Harding


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Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and Solidarity

When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump’s America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.

Featuring essays by REBECCA SOLNIT on Trump and his “misogyny army,” CHERYL STRAYED on grappling with the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s loss, SARAH HEPOLA on resisting the urge to drink after the election, NICOLE CHUNG on family and friends who support Trump, KATHA POLLITT on the state of reproductive rights and what we do next, JILL FILIPOVIC on Trump’s policies and the life of a young woman in West Africa, SAMANTHA IRBY on racism and living as a queer black woman in rural America, RANDA JARRAR on traveling across the country as a queer Muslim American, SARAH HOLLENBECK on Trump’s cruelty toward the disabled, MEREDITH TALUSAN on feminism and the transgender community, and SARAH JAFFE on the labor movement and active and effective resistance, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250155504
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,068,225
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, editor and speaker. She is the former Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities at Mic and former Executive Editor of She is also the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Medium, Talking Points Memo and Jezebel.

Kate Harding is the author of Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It, which was chosen as a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and as the freshman read for Tulane University’s class of 2020. She is also a co-author (with Anna Holmes and Amanda Hess) of The Book of Jezebel and, with Marianne Kirby, of Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. In 2007, she founded the popular body image and self-acceptance blog Shapely Prose, and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, Cosmopolitan, Salon, Jezebel, and Mic, among other publications.

Table of Contents


1. “ ‘I’m a Woman, Vote for Me’: Why We Need Identity Politics” by Samhita Mukhopadhyay
2. “Are Women Persons?” by Kate Harding
3. “She Will” by Cheryl Strayed
4. “As Long as It’s Healthy” by Sarah Michael Hollenbeck
5. “We Have a Heroine Problem” by Carina Chocano
6. “Advice to Grace in Ghana: Trump, the Global Gag Rule, and the Terror of Misinformation” by Jill Filipovic
7. “Beyond the Pussy Hats” by Katha Pollitt
8. “Is There Ever a Right Time to Talk to Your Children About Fascism?” by Kera Bolonik
9. “Country Crock” by Samantha Irby
10. “Refusing to Numb the Pain” by Sarah Hepola
11. “Dispatches from a Texas Militarized Zone” by Melissa Arjona
12. “Pulling the Wool Over Their Eyes: The Blindness of White Feminists” by Collier Meyerson
13. “A Nation Groomed and Battered” by Rebecca Solnit
14. “The Pathology of Donald Trump” by Sady Doyle
15. “Nasty Native Women” by Mary Kathryn Nagle
16. “Farewell to Meritocracy” by Jamia Wilson
17. “Permission to Vote for a Monster: Ivanka Trump and Faux Feminism” by Jessica Valenti
18. “Donald Trump’s War on the Working Class” by Sarah Jaffe
19. “We’ve Always Been Nasty: Why the Feminist Movement Needs Trans Women and Gender-Nonconforming Femmes” by Meredith Talusan
20. “X Cuntry: A Muslim-American Woman’s Journey” by Randa Jarrar
21. “Trust Black Women” by Zerlina Maxwell
22. “How to Build a Movement” by Alicia Garza
23. “All American” by Nicole Chung

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