If fighting for your space and questioning norms means being nasty then these five women are proud to be tagged as one
Five firebrands who are not afraid to question the norms
During the third American Presidential debate last year, Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton as he uttered the words “such a nasty woman” into his microphone, confirming once again, that sexism is alive and well. But soon after Trump muttered, women mutinied. The hashtag #IAmANastyWoman spread like wildfire as fierce, feisty females across the world took to social media (and the streets) to subvert this age-old phrase used by bosses and boyfriends, husbands and haters to undermine their ability to express themselves loudly and proudly. To shut down the oppression of
powerful, intelligent, and sometimes just emotional voices that came from half the population. And here we are today. It’s 2017 and anti-Romeo squads are everywhere, but women are trying to make sure sexism is not. They are raging and rallying on, embracing the “nasty” tag and using it to spout expletives and experience, witticisms and wisdom, truth and triumph with irreverent abandon.
India Today Woman spoke to five such women from across the country, and they explain why they are, in fact, nasty women. They may not have won the votes, but they certainly have a winning voice. And they rise. They rise. They rise.