Nasty Women by Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Nasty Women

Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and SolidarityWhen 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 "misogyn...


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TitleNasty Women
ISBN9781250155504
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherPicador USA
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, Writing, Essays, Politics, Social Movements, Social Justice
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  • Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell
    1970-01-01
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestThe last presidential election made me very upset. Like many Americans, I asked myself, "How did this man get elected?" But also, "Why were so many people willing to overlook all the terrible things he said? Why did 53% of women vote for him, despite the remarks he made about women of all kinds?" And, most terrifyingly of all: "How did we become so willing to turn a blind eye to, or, worse, a...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    If you read one essay from this book, read Mary Kathryn Nagle’s “Nasty Native Women” - that is a history lesson and a sermon in one. And once you’ve read that, read the rest of the book. The contributors are diverse, the subjects and responses are diverse, and the ideas for what to do next are myriad.
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    I'm going to start by saying that I actually read this. I can't believe I have to put that, but based on most of the star ratings, with no written reviews, on a book that isn't out until next week, it is clear that many have not. Ironic considering the point of the essays in this book. (And yes, I do believe that 5 star reviews by people who don't read the book are also an issue. I hate when people do that just because they "love" the author or t...
  • sharon
    1970-01-01
    I feel like I've been waiting for this book since the election. It is so, so cathartic to witness the rage and grief of other women over our current administration. Especially appreciated the attention paid to soliciting contributions beyond the usual roster of white, cishet, able-bodied women -- this was a truly intersectional collection with a wide range of viewpoints and suggestions for how to move forward, with the overall message that what i...
  • Lauren Bourke
    1970-01-01
    A great read for anyone disillusioned by the current state of American politics, specifically by who occupies the White House. The essays bring all points of the feminist movement into view, not just the needs of the white/cisgendered population, which is important as the future of our country depends on the equal inclusion of all those who have a stake in this country. The essays allow you to commiserate with like minded individuals also traumat...
  • Tonstant Weader
    1970-01-01
    Nasty Women is a collection of 23 essays responding to the Great Betrayal that was the 2016 election. Edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, this collection unites the voices of women with all kinds of identities in contemplation of the world we woke up to on November 9th.For some reason, the media is far more interested in the belligerent whining of white men and white women whose feelings were hurt by black hands on the steering wheel...
  • Jackie
    1970-01-01
    I read every essay from this book. I read several to my boyfriend. While each essay didn't strike a chord for me, many did. I think this is an important read for all women living in the US today. See this as your call to action. If you are conservative, see this as a book that teaches you about the other women in your life. Read it out loud to your boyfriend/girlfriend. Tweet your representatives about your opinions (I did this yesterday for the ...
  • Peggy
    1970-01-01
    This is the best book I have read so far this year. The diversity of each author's essay and perspective is thought provoking. I think this book of essays would make a perfect book club selection for discussion. It's impossible for me to pick a favorite essay but 2 that I especially loved were "As long as it's Healthy" and "All-American".
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. As always, an honest review.Nasty Women is my must read book of the year for everyone. I was a bit skeptical when I first heard the title. I am proud to be a nasty woman, but didn’t know if this book would be full of quality information or just someone looking to sell books using a catchy title. I absolutely loved this book! Full of quality information from so many women with so many di...
  • Jenny GB
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you!This is a fascinating collection of writings by women about living in today's America. My personal favorites include "Are Women Persons?" with a fascinating discussion about the fight for voting rights. I also loved "All American" as a story about talking to your family and friends about Trump. This is a great collection of diverse voices (although all are liberal) on what...
  • Arrington Moore
    1970-01-01
    Wow, this book is a very powerful and and thought provoking! It will lend you pause to think about many of the issues that we are currently dealing with as a country. It is a collection of essays from women about the past election and the issues that they face in their daily lives. It is important even if you are a Republican to read through this collection as it will help you see through the eyes of other people what they have been experiencing....
  • Erica
    1970-01-01
    A collection of essays by a diverse group of women. I found the book because I follow one of the contributors, Cheryl Strayed, and she posted about it's release.As a feminist, a liberal, and someone who is deeply disturbed by both the 53% of white women that voted for the President and the aftermath of that election this book spoke to me on several levels. It made me feel seen/heard, but it also challenged me. As someone with a lot of privilege, ...
  • Angie
    1970-01-01
    This was the book I was waiting for! I’ve read a lot books and essays this year and they all left me a little underwhelmed. This one was what I needed. Covering every topic from identity politics, abortion, intersectionality, sexuality, race, immigration and more, this is a fantastic collection of essays. It not only praises all the nasty women of the world, but implores with certainty why we are needed. There are so many gems in this book that...
  • Kristin Kern
    1970-01-01
    well... it was a bit depressing to live through the election all over again, to remember the hope and excitement only to put the book down and step back into reality. made me proud to call myself a fellow nasty woman, but going back to the beginning of the election season still bewilders me... how did this pos become president? apparently it's Hillary's bday today, as John Lewis put it, "happy birthday Madame President"
  • Ashlen
    1970-01-01
    A must-read for all those who, unfortunately, live in "Trump's America." Understanding the present day affronts against women's rights, equality, bodily autonomy, and quality of life is necessary for all those who wish to preserve our current freedoms and continue the fight for full equality and representation.
  • Esther Smith
    1970-01-01
    BOOK OF THE YEAR for WOMEN!!! I wanted to March in the streets all over screaming YES I AM a WOMAN, I am powerful, I AM NASTY and I'm not going ANYWHERE! This book is a MUST read for anyone who needs inspiration on why we need to become ONE VOICE. I couldn't put this book down " "Nasty Women" should be on the curriculum of women's studies courses and at the TOP of the bestseller list!
  • Caitlin Hart
    1970-01-01
    I really appreciated the various voices in this book. I thought the “We’ve always been nasty” essay was a low point, while “X Cuntry”, “All American” and “Nasty Native Women” were absolute standouts.
  • peaseblossom
    1970-01-01
    A collection of essays mostly from writers I already knew I liked, Nasty Women does not disappoint. Mukhopadhyay and Harding have drawn from a pool of experience and perspectives that is both deep and broad.
  • Megan Prokott
    1970-01-01
    Overall, this essay collection is worth a read if you're looking to participate, learn, or even just commiserate on our tragic political state. Full review here: http://meganprokott.com/nasty-women-v...
  • Kristine
    1970-01-01
    Funny, inspiring, rage inducing, and terrifying. An international collection of feminist essays that provides an extremely meaningful contribution to current conversation.
  • Vi Mai
    1970-01-01
    Love it!! Though I wish the essays were longer...
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    I received an eGalley of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review."Nasty Woman" became a feminist rallying cry brought about after (and during) the Third Presidential Debate of 2016. It's bold, angry, and kind of fun. But on Election Night, many women watched in horror and heartbreak as DJT was elected President and they feared what this new administration meant for them. NASTY WOMEN is a chorus of diverse voices and experien...