If you’ve been on social media since the last presidential debate aired on Wednesday night, you may have gained some exposure to the feminism craze that has dominated social media. #IamANastyWomanBecause sparked a unique conversation in response to Trump’s comment referring to Clinton as a “nasty woman”. Now women everywhere are speaking up, letting their voices be heard, and contributing to a conversation that has gone completely viral.
^ These tweets are courtesy of the Huffington Post article cited above.
While V+V strives to focus on women empowerment more than politics, I wanted to take a minute to celebrate Nasty Gal‘s initiative in bringing this “movement” to life. Our girl gang has been persistent in our mission to align ourselves with the girlboss mentality and I have to say, political beliefs set aside, I am inspired seeing a popular brand use their platform to thoughtfully respond to relevant topics in pop culture.
In a recent article, Bustle’s Gabrielle Moss elaborated on what this idea of nasty means to her:
“I’m proud of my nastiness. Because do you know what “nasty” means? It means that I speak up when I see something that I think is wrong, even if I know it will make some people think that I am a jerk because their lives would have been easier if I had kept quiet. It means that I don’t swallow my words when I know they need to be said, even if said words will make someone think I’m not a “good” woman. Because I’m not a good woman. I’m a nasty woman. And I love it.”
On the note of nasty, Nasty Gal launched a new line of nasty woman products yesterday. And if that’s not enough to capture your interest, all the proceeds will go towards benefitting Planned Parenthood.
On a final note: whatever your political beliefs may be, remember to vote on November 8th!
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