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 byREBECCA 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 IRBYon 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, andSARAH JAFFE on the labor movement and active and effective resistance,among others.
Samhita Mukhopadhyayis a writer, editor and speaker. She is the former Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities atMic and former Executive Editor of Feministing.com. She is also the author ofOutdated: WhyDating is Ruining Your Love Life.Her work has appeared inAl Jazeera, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Medium, Talking Points Memo and Jezebel.
Kate Harding is the author ofAsking 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) ofThe Book of Jezebel and, with Marianne Kirby, ofLessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. In 2007, she founded the popular body image and self-acceptance blog Shapely Prose, and her writing has appeared inThe Guardian, theLos Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, Cosmopolitan, Salon, Jezebel, andMic, among other publications.
"Although its title brings back memories of a more hopeful time, editors Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding have crafted a collection of viewpoints aimed at piercing the fug of misogyny and racism that has held sway after the 2016 election...[Writers] hold forth on how to survive Trump's America, and raise others up along the way."—Elle.com(The Best Books to Read This Fall)
“With essay from Cheryl Strayed, Alicia Garza, Katha Pollitt, and marieclaire.com contributing editor Jessica Valenti, among other, this collection will keep you fired up for the next three years.”—Marie Claire
"Samantha Irby’s 'Country Crock' is fantastic. Sarah Jaffe’s 'Donald Trump’s War on the Working Class' is essential. Carina Chocano’s 'We Have a Heroine Problem' is brilliant. Just read the whole book. It's only getting more relevant by the hour."—Chicago Tribune
"In this fantastic collection of essays, women are speaking out on the issues that face us in Trump's America. Of course, this book is only the tip of the iceberg, but it's an excellent, intersectional beginner's guide."—Bustle(Books Donald Trump Really Needs to Read)
"I am hopeful that reading this anthology will not only inform and provoke us, but also that it will strengthen our collective resolve."—Lambda Literary
"An important guide showing what intersectional feminism actually looks like...compelling."—Rewire
"A searing and urgent collection....The writers are emotionally generous as they meditate on this pivotal moment in American history. The 2016 election marked a deeply personal shift in the tides of hope for so many. This book invites readers to converse, comfort, and hold one another accountable in the hope of igniting radical, intersectional change."—Booklist (starred review)
"Strong, thoughtful, and angry voices ring out for resistance, empathy, and solidarity."—Kirkus Reviews