During the final presidential debate before the election, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman"
What exactly is a nasty woman?
To quote the ever accurate Urban Dictionary, a nasty woman is:
“A confident, poised woman who strikes fear in the heart of man-babies when she clearly articulates rational arguments and/or takes action."
Trump is seemingly blind to his demeaning outbursts. Once again his insult was used not only as an argument against him but further, as fuel for "nasty women" a like. These neo-feminists took his message and built a sub-campaign empowering other women, because that's what "nasty" women do.
What can we take from this?
Turn the negative into positive; make the impossible possible, and ditch the word “fear”
As women, we have a voice and we’re not afraid to rise.
Before I personally define a nasty woman, I would like to make clear what she is not.
A nasty woman is neither insecure nor resentful.
She is not controlling, nor manipulative.
She does not put a man's needs before hers, because she loves herself first.
She does not gossip, she treats others with the respect she demands.
She does not stand idly by and complain, she takes action after what she wants.
She does not aim to please, nor victimize.
She has an opinion, and is not afraid to speak up.
As a nasty woman, I want to share with you my own take:
I am not afraid to question, I am a seeker of the truth.
I am not quiet. You can hear me LOUD and CLEAR.
I am informed. I pay attention and stay on top of current issues I care about.
I am confident and I don't compare myself to anyone.
I know how to stand on my own two feet.
More on how to be a nasty woman:
Analyzes the problem, focus on the solution.
Don't take shit. Don't start shit. Walk away when you feel disrespected. Communicate when you are calm.
Build a foundation with the rocks doubters have thrown at you.
As a strong woman, your duty is to not only empower other women, but also to speak for those who may not have a voice.
You empower others by empowering yourself.
Know your sisters. Be kind to yourself. How we treat others is usually a reflection of how we treat ourselves.
If you stand for something you will fall for nothing. If you have your own opinions other's won't weigh you down.
Don't be a bully. Don't tolerate bullying. Fight against it when you can.
Run your own company.
Be a mom, friend, wife, daughter, sister and boss.
A nasty woman is a business woman, not intimidated, nor deterred by others in her field. Rather, she relishes in the competition and encourages her adversaries.
She can be both a CEO and a mother at the same time.
A nasty woman is not afraid to speak.
A nasty woman is not afraid to work.
A nasty woman is not afraid to fight.
A nasty woman is proud of her accomplishments.
She rejects sexism and homophobia.
She is smart.
She knows when to say no. She has boundaries.
A nasty woman is not afraid to make men uncomfortable.
A nasty woman gets shit done.
She does not make excuses, nor does she have time for them.
A nasty woman votes.
A nasty woman cares.
A nasty woman leads.
A nasty woman chooses to see the world in her own way.
A nasty woman never settles.
A nasty woman never takes no for an answer; She knows how to hustle.
A nasty woman isn’t afraid to end relationships that not longer serve her.
She knows how to let go.
A nasty woman knows that her heart is a diamond.
She will never give it to you.
She will only share it.
A nasty woman knows how to love unconditionally. She treats others the way she wants to be treated. She kills them with kindness and takes the higher road. She is quick to apologize and clean up her side of the street. Forgiving but no forgetting.
A nasty woman is not afraid to dream, and let others live their dream. She does not judge.
A nasty woman shares with others. Especially those with less.
A nasty woman is wild yet wise. Her inner beauty radiates so strongly that her outer beauty shines.
A nasty woman isn’t afraid to be herself. She is not afraid to be whacky, imperfect, and even crazy.
A nasty woman loves her body and thus encourages others to love their own. She does not participate in shaming.
A nasty woman loves her strengths but knows her weaknesses. She is patient with herself and others in their search for inner peace.
A nasty woman is balanced in work, love and diet.
A nasty woman knows she is always worth it.
She is real.
She is free.
She cannot be owned.
So thank you, Mr. Trump, for reminding us who we are. We are strong, independent, NASTY WOMEN, standing up for what we believe in.
I'd like to include one of my favorite quotes, by Marianne Williamson, definitely a nasty woman.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
How is that for a nasty woman Trump?
Photo by Gabriela Gum
Edit by Rio Lane
Her rising started a ( r ) evolution. –Rebecca Campbell