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Title: Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America
Author: Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Published October 3rd 2017 by Picador USA
ISBN: 9781250155504
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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 t 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 by REBECCA 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 IRBY on 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, and SARAH JAFFE on the labor movement and active and effective resistance, among others.

30 review for Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nat

    Feminist collections are truly not letting me down this month. With The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont and now this empowering book, I’m pretty much settled for the year. Speaking of which, I began 2017 with Nasty Women by 404 Ink, and with the end in sight, I finished it with another Nasty Women. But whereas 404 Ink's Nasty Women is a call-to-action for feminists to share their experiences and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century, Samhita Mukhopadhyay's coll Feminist collections are truly not letting me down this month. With The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont and now this empowering book, I’m pretty much settled for the year. Speaking of which, I began 2017 with Nasty Women by 404 Ink, and with the end in sight, I finished it with another Nasty Women. But whereas 404 Ink's Nasty Women is a call-to-action for feminists to share their experiences and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century, Samhita Mukhopadhyay's collection features discussions on feminism in Trump's America, as the title conveys. 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. “In the chapters ahead we have curated some of the strongest voices writing at the intersection of feminism, identity, and personal experience with their own identity to meditate on what we lost that fateful night in November 2016 and what lessons we can take from it. ” With over twenty essays in this collection, some were inevitably going to make the same arguments and present the same cases from the election (“telling the same story with different adjectives”). So I took more in from the personal essays that introduced the discussed topic by giving us that irreplaceable connection with an individual's experience, rather than the pieces that focused solely on conveying information about X and Y. My favorite essay by far, though, was one that came circling repeatedly into my mind over the course of the book: "As Long As It's Healthy" by Sarah Michael Hollenbeck. It even started out with a bang for me: “Nearly every thirtysomething woman I knew had a number in her head—a number she’d had since childhood—of how many kids she wanted and when—two, three, four for me! I couldn’t help thinking, Shouldn’t you wait and see how the first one goes? Even the first time I scheduled a bikini wax I only scheduled one. I wanted to monitor the repercussions before I made any long-term commitments, and I’d like to think that living children are more high-stakes than ingrown pubic hairs.” Now that's a guaranteed way to get my attention. But on a more serious note, I cherish essays that discuss how giving birth is not the only way to have children. And also that having kids is not a must. “Instead of making a new human, I feel a responsibility to be a better caretaker for the humans who are already here.” But what made this piece in particular stay with me is the fact that the author talked about being diagnosed with Moebius syndrome. “My experience of being a disabled woman is discovering in small, sharp explosions what I look like through the feedback of strangers.” ... “When I was growing up, our family never talked about Annie’s face or my own, and in the few times that I broached the topic with friends, I was told “No one notices” or “It doesn’t matter.” In my experience of disability, the people closest to me have always expressed their love by telling me that they, almost magically, cannot see it—that this thing that has both directly and indirectly shaped so much of my life doesn’t matter. Instead, it has been the callous strangers and the bullies who have been the ones to say, I notice. It matters.” I'm going be thinking about this exceptional piece of writing for months to come. Another essay that caught my attention with its opening paragraph was Kera Bolonik's “Is There Ever a Right Time to Talk to Your Children About Fascism?” It goes as following: “There's a sort of joke I used to tell my friends—a joke that’s not such an exaggeration—to succinctly describe my mother, about how she taught my younger sister and me European geography by recounting the way each country persecuted the Jews during World War II. (Austria? Birthplace of Hitler. Germany? The home of the Nazi Party, and the country he led—anti-Semitism central. Poland? Place of the extermination camps that helped to annihilate most of the Jewish population. And on.)” Her mother gets me at my core. There's more where that came from with the many outstanding feminist essays in Nasty Women. And I feel alive with power because of them. ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Publication Date: October 3rd 2017 Note: I'm an Amazon Affiliate. If you're interested in buying Nasty Women, just click on the image below to go through my link. I'll make a small commission! Support creators you love. Buy a Coffee for nat (bookspoils) with Ko-fi.com/bookspoils

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest The 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, actively participate in or encourage acts of aggre Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest The 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, actively participate in or encourage acts of aggression and hate towards those who are different?" NASTY WOMEN is a collection of essays from various feminist writers about Hillary's campaign, Trump's victory, and what they believe the aftermath of the election means for women - and for Americans, more broadly. Some of the essays are filled with anger, some with sadness, some with hope. Some of the essays are written by queer women and women of color. Some of the essays are written by women who were born here, and some from women who came here as immigrants. There is a lot of diversity in these essays, which really added depth to this collection and made it complex and multi-faceted. I've included a break-down of all the essays in my status updates for this book on Goodreads (all 47 of them), but here is a collection of what I see as this book's "greatest hits." "Are Women Persons?" by Kate Harding discusses the flaws of some of the pioneering feminists, like Susan B. Anthony, who was definitely a product of her times in that she could be racist as f*ck. It cautions that historically, feminism was a white upper-class women's issue; and while these women helped paved the road for where we are now and their frustration at being held back by condescending men still resonates for many, we must not make their mistakes by throwing people of color under the bus or failing to include them when advancing feminist issues. "Trump, The Global Gag Rule, and the Terror of Misinformation" by Jill Filipovic goes into Trump's extremely cruel expansion of the gag rule, which basically penalizes foreign groups from discussing or providing abortions and birth control to foreign countries. It's heart-breaking, but powerful. "Is There Ever a Right Time to Talk to Your Children About Fascism?" by Kera Bolonik is written by the granddaughter of holocaust survivors and discusses how many of Trump's supporters and campaign tactics mirror that of fascist Germany during WWII. "Permission to Vote for a Monster: Ivanka Trump and Faux Feminism" by Jessica Valenti turned out to be one of my favorites. It's a discussion of the women conservatives champion - women who are content to play by the rules set by men and who don't want to make waves, and condemns conservative women who co-opt "feminism" to push their own agendas. It helps explain the mentality of the white women who voted for Trump. "X Cuntry: A Muslim-American Woman's Journey" by Randa Jarrar was so weird and so unlike any of the other more traditionally formatted essays in this book that it ended up being totally memorable. It's a series of dream-like diary entries written by a Palestinian immigrant discussing her encounters with racism in the toxic sociopolitical climate leading up to Trump's election. "Trust Black Women" by Zerlina Maxwell gives the reasons black women overwhelmingly (94%) voted for Hillary Clinton. It's a good essay. There were several other similar essays in this collection, but I felt like this one was the best. Maybe because it ends on a note of hope & I'm a hopeless fool. "All American" by Nicole Chung ends this book on a strong, resonant note. Chung is the adopted daughter of two white people (she's Korean-American). She talks about how the aftermath of the election has affected her, and her fear for her children because of their ethnicity and also because one of them has autism. She discusses the countless microaggressions she encounters from people who are so ignorant that they don't even realize they're being offensive, and the tense discussions with her conservative parents who voted for Trump and regard anyone different as suspicious. This really is a fantastic collection from a varied and talented group of essayists. I would honestly recommend this book to anyone who was #WithHer and is feeling angry, scared, hopeless, or sad. The editors went out of their way to include a diverse array of women with many different views when it comes to the dual but related subjects of liberalism and feminism. I heartily recommend it! Bonus pictures from the SF Women's March:    Thanks to Netgalley/the publisher for the review copy! 4 to 4.5 stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    This collection represents the views of many women in America today. The underlying theme here is one very hard to understand fact: 53% of white women voted for Donald Trump. Women as group (including white women who did not vote for Trump), are having a really hard time absorbing this. It begs the question, is there a feminist movement when a large part of the constituency seems to be working at crossed purposes? The statistic blatantly outs a large segment of America identifying first and fore This collection represents the views of many women in America today. The underlying theme here is one very hard to understand fact: 53% of white women voted for Donald Trump. Women as group (including white women who did not vote for Trump), are having a really hard time absorbing this. It begs the question, is there a feminist movement when a large part of the constituency seems to be working at crossed purposes? The statistic blatantly outs a large segment of America identifying first and foremost as a white nationalist patriarchy. A fact that most people knew well before Trump was elected and well before his remarks about Haiti and African countries. The essays in this collection are from women's points-of-view of marginalized constituencies, be it people of color, people with disabilities, people of different religions, transgender, LGBT and the largest constituency of these women, white women who did not vote for Trump. The essays in some way or another represent a very specific item: there is something very wrong in this America. This book is collectively a variety of points of views of women coming to terms with this fact and adapting tactics in what is now Trumps America. (view spoiler)[  I'm a Woman, Vote for Me Somewhat mistitled this is an introduction to the book explaining why we need identity politics . Lost in the hubbub of debate on the left over identity politics was that Trump, too, ran a campaign based on identity, but it was white identity and white fears. During the election cycle, he deflected criticism of racialized language as unnecessary “political correctness”—a derisive term used to describe liberals’ attempts to express sensitivity toward minorities. Whereas the experiences of people of color are marked as nonstandard, white identity—white concerns, sensitivities, anxieties—is taken as representative of the whole; anything that deviates from that identity is “diversity” or “difference.”3.75 Stars  Are Women Persons? Interesting essay about the suffrage movement and how these women icons (Stanton, Anthony) threw blacks under the bus in pursuit of women's equality. Paraphrased: "You will let a black man vote but not a white woman? Really? WTF? " I understand the tactic but maddening. 4 Stars    She Will - Short essay by Cheryl Strayed lamenting Hillary Clintons loss and what it means to women (short term). 3.5 Stars  As Long As It's Healthy - Disabled woman talks about having a baby highlighting issues that non-disabled people take for granted. An interesting essay. 4 Stars"  We Have a Heroine Problem Essay discusses the inevitable issue with the narrative of a woman in power or seeking power. Men seeking power are characterized as heroes/saviors women are evil. In the United States, it’s fine for a woman to claim equality, as long as she cheerfully opts out of it. The problem with Hillary was never that she wasn’t a good enough candidate. The problem was always the story. And until we change the story, the revolution will not be feminized. What does a woman running for President have to do to be likable? Not run for President. Sad but true depiction of attitudes. 4.5 Stars  Advice to Grace in Ghana - essay about the damage that the global gag rule imposed by the Trump Administration hurts people especially in 3rd world countries. The US has been helping women worldwide in a myriad of ways through foreign aid. Trump is ending this in very misogynist ways. 4 Stars  Beyond the Pussy Hats A well done essay encouraging women to go beyond symbols and get active in the abortion debate. Filled with suggestions. 4.5 Stars Is There Ever a Right Time to Talk to Your Children About Fascism? - This one discusses on woman's ancestry as the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor and transposes hers and her mother's childhood with how she is trying to raise her son in the current climate. Her mother was a first generation American raised by survivors and their accompanying eccentricities.My mother repeatedly told me that when the economy tanks, scapegoating has an awful tendency to creep back, and that in fascist-run or -infested nations, citizens become complicit—and that they have to be. One of the best essays in the collection. 5 Stars  Country Crock - African American lesbian prepares to move from a liberal enclave to rural Michigan (unabashedly red state area) to live with her new wife. Discusses her apprehensions and paranoia in a tongue in cheek manner. 3.75 Stars  Refusing to Numb the Pain Another excellent essay where a recovering alcoholic notes the differences in her reaction to Obama's election (when she was drinking) and Trumps election (when she was 5 years sober). Very poignant about what she notices about society and herself. Booze only allowed me to forget things were broken. If we ever want to change the world—first we must see it. Really insightful poignant stuff. Another 5 Stars  Dispatched From a Texas Militarized Zone - very interesting essay regarding women's issues (particularly latinx, health and also safety) associated with living near the border. Texas has long proclaimed a war on women and immigration (which makes no sense for the state) with a particularly religious perspective. Latinx culture demands deference to one’s elders. The Catholic traditions that permeate Valley life add another layer of deference as well as shame. Another essay that evokes anger. These people (politicians, evangelicals, authoritarian white men) exploit so that they can dominate. Very poignant writing. Another winner 4.5 Stars  Pulling the Wool Over Their Eyes: The Blindness of White Feminists - confronting the harsh reality that given a choice between gender equality for all and white supremacy; white women always choose supremacy. Their support for feminism stops when it doesn't impact them personally.  4.5 Stars A Nation Groomed and Battered - Rebecca Solnit wrote this about the role misogyny played in the election and its obvious prominence in the American culture. 4 Stars  The Pathology of Donald Trump - Sady Doyle tells us to stop calling Trump mentally ill and call him an abuser (bully or worse) whose conduct is sane and calculated. Maybe he's just an awful person. Labeling him as ill dilutes the definition and causes folks not to look for viable solutions. It also causes us to overlook mental illnesses not being addressed like PTSD of victims (cultural). As long as we keep insisting that Donald Trump is “other” or inhuman—not like us, not healthy, not normal—then we’re blinding ourselves to the everyday evil of our neighbors, our coworkers, our family members, and all the countless anonymous men and women who think like Trump, behave like Trump, and gave Trump power as a means of giving it to themselves.Brilliant and insightful 5 Stars.  Nasty Native Women - An examination of the treatment of Native women in America makes a case that Trump is not much worse than the other 44 Presidents regarding their rights as people. Women among their people are the worst treated and most disregarded in known history. I knew little about this. Shameful. 4.5 Stars  Farewell to Meritocracy - Jamia Wilson makes a case that there is no meritocracy. Women in the workplace cannot expect meritocracy and have been coping with that for years. The election of Trump was no exception. Demonstrably the most unqualified candidate won. Not celebrity--male privilege. 4 Stars  Permission to Vote for a Monster - A look at the very frustrating, Orwellian tactics of conservatives to frame misogyny in feminist empowerment terms. Their biggest "tool" Ivanka Trump. 4 Stars  Donald Trump's War on the Working Class I confess to skimming this one. I think it's common knowledge that Trump doesn't represent the working class and that the working class is far more female and non-white than the news media likes to portray. 3.75 Stars  We've Always Been Nasty: Why the Feminist Movement Needs Trans Women and Gender Non-conforming Femmes Interesting take on how trans women are perpetually marginalized as an threat to the patriarchy. They are denied real existence. How can there be people who willingly give up their maleness? it’s not simply the assumption that women are inferior that’s to blame, but more precisely a gender essentialism that dictates how men and women are supposed to behave to be deemed good and respectable. The litany of assumptions that come with the gender binary boil down to expectations about how women are supposed to behave. Women are conditioned not to take; they ask because it is men who take.4 Stars  X Cuntry: A Muslim-American Woman's Journey - A Muslim American woman who is gay, obese and can pass for white takes a road trip across America in the wake of the Trump election. This one not at all what I expected (very little about her religion more about casual racism). I have crossed the entire country, and am nowhere near home. Another favorite. 4.5 Stars Trust Black Women - Another essay hammering home the notion that black women as a Democratic voting block show up. There is also a notion Hillary was far more supportive of black women than she is given credit. Liberals and Democrats need to wake up to their constituencies. 4 Stars."  How to Build a Movement - Short essay about how to organize around women's issues during a Trump administration. 4 Stars" All American - Another winner as an adopted Asian-American woman tries to understand and convince her Trump voting family that they are voting against people like her. The cognitive dissonance is astounding. They see her as white and their actions as rational. It's bizarre even to her. No matter where you are from, when you are adopted and nonwhite you become, to many, a symbol of the magnanimity of white Americans.5 Stars (hide spoiler)] There are many stellar essays in this collection. The volume and variety of American women perspectives is wildly unrepresented and underappreciated in mainstream visibility. There were some eye opening perspectives that I wouldn't have been exposed to had I not read this collection. In the aftermath of the election of Trump and with the first year of his Presidency almost over; there is definitely a national guilt, fatigue, apprehension, anxiety and even dread towards where we've been and where we are going and what it means for the United States both short and long term. And frankly there are a lot of books out there right now about the national hand wringing of approximately 60% of the country. Even I've become numb to the endless rehashing and diagnosing of an illness that this country has had for longer than anyone wants to admit. This collection offers more than I expected and it is an important book. There are a lot of voices here that need to be heard and understood. The quality of the essays and intelligence of the writers and editors propels this work. The collection was so good, I couldn't choose a favorite. This one should be widely read. Highly recommended. Just under 4.5 Stars Read on kindle

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    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 topic.) This book is phenomenal. As with most essay 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 topic.) This book is phenomenal. As with most essay questions, some are better than others, but all will make you think. This isn't always the most comfortable book to read, even as a woman. YMMV based on where you fall along many spectrums (race, gender, sexual preference, etc.,) but it is important that we read books that make us uncomfortable. Going out of your comfort zone is often how one learns, so read hard books once in awhile. This comes out next Tuesday (Oct 3, 2017) and you should pick it up. I recommend the paper version as my Kindle version is now full of more highlights and bookmarks than anything I've read since college. I'll be picking up a paper copy for my bookshelf. Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for an advanced reader copy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    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.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tonstant Weader

    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 of state and who were damn sure they didn’t want 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 of state and who were damn sure they didn’t want no woman’s hands driving next. We are supposed to have compassion for all the suffering they endure in their victory. Meanwhile, the media has no interest in what it feels like to work for and support the candidate who won the most votes, who was the most qualified, only to see a constitutional defect to protect slavery hand the country over to an ignorant, unqualified, thuggish grifter. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a more interesting story. After all, we won the most votes and they got the White House anyway – in large part due to structural failings that should disturb us. After all, two of the last three guys handed the keys to the national car lost the popular vote. That’s no democracy. Why isn’t the media interested in what it feels like to be robbed of America’s promise again? Thankfully, the editors of Nasty Women are interested. With essays by women who are White, Black, Asian, Latino, Native American, straight, lesbian, transgender, citizens, immigrants, urban, rural, blue state and red state, this is a cross-section of Hillary voting women who have every right to be angry and who have something to say about it. These are voices we are not hearing from enough. These are the real stories of this election. Nasty Women is as good as anthology like this can be. Not every essay spoke to me and a few of them made me roll my eyes when they fell into the familiar “flawed candidate” rut that prefaced every statement of support for Hillary before the election. She’s not running for anything now, so must we still follow that script? The majority of essays though were affirming, empowering, and challenging pieces that dissected the misogyny than demands we enumerate her flaws before saying anything positive. Sarah Jaffe’s essay was particularly discordant, echoing many of the familiar denunciations of Clinton, even bringing up her very short service on the Wal-Mart board and repeating Sanders’ smears on her character. But that is just one of twenty-three and many are excellent. I was particularly moved by editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay’s defense of identity politics. It’s appalling that post-election analysis is so shoddy as to suggest abandoning the voters we have in pursuit of voters presumed more worthy because they are white and male. This is not giving up a bird in hand for two in the bush. It’s giving up a bird in hand for a myth in the bush. Rebecca Solnit’s essay was perhaps my favorite. She called out the “flawed candidate” trope in particular and took on the pathology of “progressive” men who hated Clinton. How many of us were floored during the primary by the atavistic hatred of her voiced by men we had always thought of us a liberal, smart, and feminist? Sady Doyle’s essay is important, too, in pointing out how calling Trump crazy is excusing his evil and the evil of those who voted to give him power. Carino Chocano’s essay was another that spoke to me because, to be honest, I am far more angry with those on the left who helped elect Trump by hating Clinton than with those on the right from whom I did not expect better. Rebecca Solnit’s essay was perhaps my favorite. She called out the “flawed candidate” trope in particular and took on the pathology of “progressive” men who hated Clinton. How many of us were floored during the primary by the atavistic hatred of her voiced by men we had always thought of us a liberal, smart, and feminist? Sady Doyle’s essay is important, too, in pointing out how calling Trump crazy is excusing his evil and the evil of those who voted to give him power. Carino Chocano’s essay was another that spoke to me because, to be honest, I am far more angry with those on the left who helped elect Trump by hating Clinton than with those on the right from whom I did not expect better. Though, on the other hand, Nicole Chung’s essay makes me ask if I should have challenged the Trump voters in my family more. They voted for Trump in spite of Black and Native American family members who will be hurt by Trump’s bigotry. They voted for Trump despite gay, lesbian, and trans children and siblings. What can someone say in the face of that indifference to the human cost of their votes? Their identity as white and rural was more powerful than their identity as sister or brother, mother or father. What can anyone say in the face of that and still be family? Nasty Women is not comforting unless the notion that other people are just as mad as you are is comforting. What it does is challenge us to not give in, not give up and to pick up the struggle and persist. If you were broken-hearted on November 9th, this won’t mend your heart, but it will pick up and set you in the direction of fixing what breaks us. I received an e-galley of Nasty Women from Picador through NetGalley. Nasty Women at Macmillan / Picador Samhita Mukhopadhyay author site Kate Harding author site https://tonstantweaderreviews.wordpre...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Latiffany

    Samantha Irby is a contributor to Nasty Women and she is one of my favorite writers. When she promoted this book on social media I immediately purchased it. For such a short book, this was a tough read. I read this book directly after reading What Happened by Hillary Clinton and that was a terrible idea. I felt overwhelmed with information about Donald Trump, his family, his base, his reluctant allies, white women, inclusion, transexuals, racism, etc. There are a lot of emotions, ideas, suggesti Samantha Irby is a contributor to Nasty Women and she is one of my favorite writers. When she promoted this book on social media I immediately purchased it. For such a short book, this was a tough read. I read this book directly after reading What Happened by Hillary Clinton and that was a terrible idea. I felt overwhelmed with information about Donald Trump, his family, his base, his reluctant allies, white women, inclusion, transexuals, racism, etc. There are a lot of emotions, ideas, suggestions, and questions packed into these essays and if you are just as overwhelmed by the daily news about the President, you may want to take this book in small doses. The above-mentioned information has no bearing on the quality of the contributions to this book. For the most part, the essays are incredibly informative. The editor utilizes the voices of a range of women and provided a diverse view. In saying that, I mean women of different cultures and ethnicities have a voice in this book. This is not a mixture of voices based on party line. The women in the book are all on the same page when it comes to Donald Trump. There are some variations over what women should be focused on. As I mentioned the question of inclusion arises in several essays. There is the debate about uniting with white women considering 53% of them voted for Trump. There is the issue of should Black women march alongside white women knowing that these very women will not show up in large numbers at the next Black Lives Matter rally. I had to ask myself why as a Black woman did I participate in the Women's march and have never considered attending a Black Lives Matter march. As I mentioned, there is a lot to delve in and it does become overwhelming. As to be expected I didn't agree with all of the suggestions. I won't get too specific, but one author suggested that women waste their time arguing over Lena Dunham. To that, I point to my great ability to multitask. Overall, I think this is a decent read and there is nothing to be lost by reading it. There are definitely some gems and I thoroughly enjoyed Irby's contribution.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ran

    This collection of essays managed to wring just about every emotion out of me while I read it. Anger misery, and despair at the election results; disbelief at how Americans treat each other; etc. And yet the last essay All American by Nicole Chung made me feel that I should tackle again that issue of politics about white people across political divides. As an Asian-American, she sends e-mail missives to her white family regarding her thoughts on politics (a kind of no-no in some white families - This collection of essays managed to wring just about every emotion out of me while I read it. Anger misery, and despair at the election results; disbelief at how Americans treat each other; etc. And yet the last essay All American by Nicole Chung made me feel that I should tackle again that issue of politics about white people across political divides. As an Asian-American, she sends e-mail missives to her white family regarding her thoughts on politics (a kind of no-no in some white families - something I know intimately because I'm the black sheep that won't shut up) that do affect her white family members despite their ambivalence/denial. I stopped having those important conversations with my family because I was tired and depressed. I need to start having them again. Chung's essay has inspired me to do so.

  9. 5 out of 5

    sharon

    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 is important is that we do, all of us, find a way f 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 is important is that we do, all of us, find a way forward.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Patty

    ”As it turned out, nearly everything strange and disquieting about Trump – his punitive response to even mile criticism, his viscerally personal insults disguised as ‘jokes,’ his willingness to spread wild rumors about his targets in order to discredit or shame them, his inability to stop lashing out or degrading certain women years after they’d left his life – was also a commonly reported behavior of domestic abusers.” Sady Doyle, “The Pathology of Donald Trump” All of these essays are excellent ”As it turned out, nearly everything strange and disquieting about Trump – his punitive response to even mile criticism, his viscerally personal insults disguised as ‘jokes,’ his willingness to spread wild rumors about his targets in order to discredit or shame them, his inability to stop lashing out or degrading certain women years after they’d left his life – was also a commonly reported behavior of domestic abusers.” Sady Doyle, “The Pathology of Donald Trump” All of these essays are excellent. The writers all know we have entered an interesting period in American politics and many of them have great suggestions for how we move forward. The ones that struck home for me were: “We Have a Heroine Problem” by Carina Chocano “Beyond the Pussy Hats” by Kathe Pollitt “The Pathology of Donald Trump” by Sady Doyle “X Cuntry” by Randa Jarrar “Trust Black Women” by Zerlina Maxwell Please, please if you have any interest in national politics, consider reading this book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    wnyg

    I picked up this anthology at the library and went into it with very specific expectations. First, I expected a spectrum of feminist thought I could glean from. Second, as a minority woman who was also deeply affected by November 6th, I was hoping this book would provide me with a sense of solidarity, catharsis, and closure. Third, I expected well-reasoned and thoughtful rationale -- one meant to address the wider audience and garner support for the movement. I'll be honest -- the initial essays I picked up this anthology at the library and went into it with very specific expectations. First, I expected a spectrum of feminist thought I could glean from. Second, as a minority woman who was also deeply affected by November 6th, I was hoping this book would provide me with a sense of solidarity, catharsis, and closure. Third, I expected well-reasoned and thoughtful rationale -- one meant to address the wider audience and garner support for the movement. I'll be honest -- the initial essays and beginning of the book (written mostly by white feminists) had none of the aforementioned qualities. With the exception of the first essay, the initial several essays made attempts at coherent rationale (particularly in favor of Hillary) to supplement their emotionally raw rants and failed. It was exceptionally frustrating to read and I almost stopped reading. It's not their positions I necessarily disagree with (though I did disagree with quite a few); it's the way they argued their positions. But maybe they needed the space to feel the confusion, rage, and hurt, which I understand. But I give this book 5 stars because eventually, the book does introduce a spectrum of opinions from women of color. You start out with the really upset, implicitly racist white feminists and hit an intersectional stride in the middle of the book. I highly appreciated the critique, diverse range of feminist commentary, and thoughtful exposition by those who had different experiences, goals, and ideas. The book was personally very challenging for me as a feminist for various reasons, but it did help me understand my own feminism as well as the sphere of feminist activism better. Intersectionality ftw.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Leading up to the election I was a bit nervous that people weren't taking Trump seriously enough. The main thought process was that reason will prevail overall so there was no need to worry. The thing is, having friends in the UK who told me that they and their friends felt similarly about the Brexit vote made me intensely fearful. We know what happened there. I obviously had that shred of hope as well despite my fears that reason would indeed prevail. And then of course the results came in slow Leading up to the election I was a bit nervous that people weren't taking Trump seriously enough. The main thought process was that reason will prevail overall so there was no need to worry. The thing is, having friends in the UK who told me that they and their friends felt similarly about the Brexit vote made me intensely fearful. We know what happened there. I obviously had that shred of hope as well despite my fears that reason would indeed prevail. And then of course the results came in slowly. The pundits kept thinking of ways that it'd all be ok because it was quite obvious they, like myself, had held on to this hope. But here we are. As of writing this, Donald Trump has been POTUS for 1 year, 140 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes and 53 seconds. This is a book of essays for people who are, to put it mildly, not thrilled with the 2016 election. These essays are full of intersectionality, not just written by or catering to one specific "type" of feminist. Some essays have slightly contradicting themes and messages and that's the beauty of it. So many of us are fearful of what's to come, but we aren't drones with a hive mind and this book reflects that beautifully. Some essays give a lot of background and historical context to what's happened, others are more about being active, while others are just reflective. This book is what you make of it. You can read it and get more depressed about everything that's going on, because it serves as a constant reminder. You can read it and get more angry about everything. You can read it and get more hopeful. There are a whole bunch of emotions that you could get while reading this, I could probably fill pages and pages. But really, I'll say to anyone who chooses to read this book, make sure you're in the right mindset. Be open and see what everyone has to say. My favorite essays were: Are Women Persons? - Kate Harding We Have a Heroine Problem - Carina Chocano Beyond the Pussy Hats - Katha Pollitt Is There Ever a Right Time to Talk to You Children About Fascism? - Kera Bolonik Dispatches From a Texas Militarized Zone - Melissa Arjona A Nation Groomed and Battered - Rebecca Solnit Trust Black Women - Zerlina Maxwell All American - Nicole Chung But every single essay is well worth a read. I can't recommend this book enough to anyone and everyone.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    This was an unfocused, uneven collection of essays, loosely organized around women sharing their experiences—their fears, their disappointments, their sadnesses—under Trump’s presidency. Some of the essays really conveyed that experience; I found these to be revelatory, thought-provoking, and often challenging. Nichole Chung’s “All-American” was the standout essay for me, conveying the complexity of her experience and the various tensions she feels in her different roles in relation to others. H This was an unfocused, uneven collection of essays, loosely organized around women sharing their experiences—their fears, their disappointments, their sadnesses—under Trump’s presidency. Some of the essays really conveyed that experience; I found these to be revelatory, thought-provoking, and often challenging. Nichole Chung’s “All-American” was the standout essay for me, conveying the complexity of her experience and the various tensions she feels in her different roles in relation to others. How do we speak to family members, to whom we often feel obligated, when they support this man? When we know him to be not just generally vile and dangerous, but specifically vile and dangerous to disenfranchised people to whom we are directly and intimately connected, people to whom these same relatives are directly and intimately connected? Chung was vulnerable and honest in sharing her own struggles in this vein. I also found Sady Doyle’s “The Pathology of Donald Trump” to be a thoughtful meditation on the dangers of armchair-diagnosing Trump with mental illness. Some of the essays in Nasty Women seemed to be shoehorned into the compilation, however. It is obviously a challenge to achieve consistency in a collection of essays by disparate voices. Nasty Women reflected the tension between the often less challenging and more palatable feminism of cis heterosexual White women and the feminism of other women. The essays by women I’d place in the former category suffered, for me, in trying to establish and defend their bonafides. Essays by women on the fringe, fighting to be accepted, fighting to be heard, were more powerful for me (Meredith Talusan’s “We’ve Always Been Nasty: Why the Feminist Movement Needs Trans Women and Gender Non-Conforming Femmes” being one of these). These women—feminists do not fit the cis, straight White woman package—argue both for a place at the table, or to flip the table and pave their own way. They make a really, really good case.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

    What an exceptional collection of essays! They were all so captivating, SO well written (I’m not surprised), so full of emotion and truth and power. I don’t live in the States but even so, I connected to the dire state of affairs in that nation because Canada shares some similar problems. This is a must read, if only to prove that women/feminists have always been and will continue to be the best chance we have at a better world for everyone.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Miri

    I think this is the first time I’ve read one of these essay collections and thought that ALL of the essays were well-written and important. Usually it’s much more of a mixed bag, so that was cool. That said, I don’t recommend reading it all in a day like I did, since each essay is about Trump at least partially and that’s exhausting.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    everyone I know is getting a copy of this. This makes sense of everything I've been feeling and taught me more about the state of our intersectional Feminist moment than I could have imagined. required reading.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Bourke

    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 traumatized by the outcome of the election, but then quic 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 traumatized by the outcome of the election, but then quickly encourage you to shake off your self pity and continue to fight. Intelligent, well written, and thought provoking, everything a good manifesto should be.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    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 first time!). I will be purchasing a copy for my s 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 first time!). I will be purchasing a copy for my sister and trying to force my mom to read a few of the essays as well to start slowly teaching her my views. Thank you Picador for publishing this important work. Note: I received a free Advanced Reader's Copy (uncorrected bound manuscript) from the publisher, Picador. I requested this copy, as I was very motivated to read this title. All reviews expressed below are my own. If you would like to read more about my review and why this was an important read for me, please check out my blog www.jackiereadsbooks.blogspot.com. Synopsis: Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America is a collection of 23 essays in response to the 2016 United States presidential election. The essays focus along the theme of feminism and each writer focuses on what this means to them. My review: I am not the biggest fan of nonfiction. I have to read a lot of nonfiction for my job, so it often feels like work when I try to read nonfiction for leisure. But when I saw this title announced on Picador's Instagram, I knew I needed to read it. I will not go into detail about all of the essays and cannot quote them, as I have an uncorrected copy of the text, but this book was amazing. It gave me so many action items (small and large) that I can use to speak up about in our current political scene. I highly recommend this book for female readers. I recommend it for women who voted to Hillary and also women who voted for Trump. I think this is the perfect time for us to come together and to talk about our opinions, rather than segregating ourselves with others who already share our views. This is not an easy read - it took me several weeks to work my way through the essays. At times, it made me embarrassed about my limited support and activism during the election. But it left me feeling hopeful and empowered to make a change.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    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".

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ginny Beck

    Like any essay collection, this one was a mixed bag. I actually almost put it down when the first few essays in a row were focused almost exclusively on white women processing their emotions about Hillary Clinton losing the election (with Bernie Sanders bashing thrown in? Like, why?) but as the collection went on and we got to hear from more diverse voices focused on exploring issues, critiquing the feminist movement, and offering specific calls to action, the book really strengthens. My favorit Like any essay collection, this one was a mixed bag. I actually almost put it down when the first few essays in a row were focused almost exclusively on white women processing their emotions about Hillary Clinton losing the election (with Bernie Sanders bashing thrown in? Like, why?) but as the collection went on and we got to hear from more diverse voices focused on exploring issues, critiquing the feminist movement, and offering specific calls to action, the book really strengthens. My favorites were by Sarah Michael Hollenbeck, Samantha Irby, Sarah Hepola,Jamia Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Randa Jarrar, Aloxia Garza and Nicole Chung.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jaleenajo

    This book was fantastic. I learned so much and was so inspired by the diverse voices in this collection. It discusses intersectional feminism and different womens' reactions to the 2016 election, the first few months of Trump's presidency, and how to resist. Highly, highly recommend!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I have a mixed review to give this book. Some of the authors were very simplistic in the way they analyzed Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election. One writer said, “when…people said that Hillary Clinton was a flawed candidate, what they were really saying was that Hillary was woman”, no – they were saying she was a flawed candidate. Hillary didn’t lose because she was a woman, she lost because she was problematic for a number of reasons. These feminists’ insistence that she lost only becaus I have a mixed review to give this book. Some of the authors were very simplistic in the way they analyzed Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election. One writer said, “when…people said that Hillary Clinton was a flawed candidate, what they were really saying was that Hillary was woman”, no – they were saying she was a flawed candidate. Hillary didn’t lose because she was a woman, she lost because she was problematic for a number of reasons. These feminists’ insistence that she lost only because she is female shows that they haven’t learned anything from her defeat. Samantha Irby is so afraid of Trump supporters that she refuses to speak to anyone who she even suspects voted for him. This type of hysteria isn’t productive at all, it’s like people insisting that Trump will set up concentration camps – it discredits the speaker and makes them look paranoid. I did like Sarah Hepola’s essay about her alcoholism – I give her kudos for her honesty and her essay has a broad application. Sarah Michael Hollenbeck gives a moving contribution, but I can’t help but think that she never touches upon the fact that most people like her would be aborted. The authors in this book embrace abortion on demand, but it’s interesting that a disabled person would speak about pregnancy and disability rights and never make a connection that abortion is the worst form of ableism in that it literally obliterates disabled people from the world. Sadly, she never makes the connection. Sadie Doyle and Rebecca Solnit did a good job of capturing what horrified so many women about Trump and his campaign. The fact that he could be elected president despite bullying the disabled, belittling his opponent, and being caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women is appalling. Yet 53% of white women voted for him. How do you explain this? I’m a person who didn’t vote for Trump or Hillary. Voting for Trump was not an option for many reasons, but I couldn’t bring myself to vote for Hillary either. I believe Bernie would’ve won the election and I would’ve voted for him. But back to the book – I particularly liked Sadie Doyle’s explanation of why Trump is not mentally ill. She speaks for many people who do have a mental illness and yet live productive and benign lives. She is correct that calling Trump mentally ill ads to the stigma of those who legitimately suffer from mental illness. It was very important essay and a very important point, and I’m very glad it was included in the book. I learned a lot from several of the essays, including the one on Native Americans and the one on trade unions. I want to learn more about the abuse that Native American women suffer and may do some research on that later. I’m really glad my awareness has been raised on this issue. I disagree with Jessica Valenti when she attacks pro-lifers for claiming to be feminists. By her logic, Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were not feminists, despite the fact that they dedicated their lives to get women the right to vote. Pro-life feminism has a strong history behind it and those of us who see abortion as exploitive of women can also be feminists. Valenti does not have veto power when it comes to defining feminism. Feminism does not have the right to dictate who is feminist and who is not, especially when her criteria disqualifies nearly all of the most prominent first wave feminists. I was somewhat appalled at the fact that Sarah Jaffe and Meredith Talusan both advocated violence and extremism. Talusam even says “there are times when a single instance of violence is a justifiable response to pervasive oppression by the state.” Advocating for violence does not help the feminist cause any more than it helps any other cause. If a pro-life activist had made a similar statement, feminists would be tweeting about how horrible it is and calling for the person to be blacklisted and boycotted. Overall, this book had some very good things to say, but ultimately falls short of expressing a clear way forward.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ricardo

    I picked this up originally for the recognized contributors (Rebecca Solnit, Samantha Irby, and Alicia Garza) to this collection of essays, but was overwhelming impressed with most with of the essayists of this collection. The essays are all largely inspired in some way by the 2016 election and all have different points of interest (transgender rights, mental health issues, the working class, racism, etc.), but the underlying point of the entirety of this collection is that all these issues have I picked this up originally for the recognized contributors (Rebecca Solnit, Samantha Irby, and Alicia Garza) to this collection of essays, but was overwhelming impressed with most with of the essayists of this collection. The essays are all largely inspired in some way by the 2016 election and all have different points of interest (transgender rights, mental health issues, the working class, racism, etc.), but the underlying point of the entirety of this collection is that all these issues have an effect on one another and that by finding that common interest, a greater movement can emerge. Intersectionality defined by Collier Meyerson in her essay “Pulling the wool over their eyes” simply says that “race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class shape one another” (she certainly gives credit to Kimberle Crenshaw, the person charged with coining the term Intersectionality). Melisa Arjona says her essay “Dispatches from a Texas Militarized Zone” that “It’s neither possible nor desirable to compartmentalize the different aspects of one’s identity and bringing more issues under the feminist tent does not mean pushing other issues out” which also highlights this idea of intersectionality. I’ve encountered many men and women who often think that feminism and feminists are simply thinking about just women and their rights, which is simply incorrect. I think Meredith Talusan’s essay “We’ve always been nasty” on transgender women in the movement puts it well when she says “I see the goal of the feminist movement not as a displacement of masculinity and men by women, but for all genders to have an equal chance, to be represented in all spheres”. Certainly that is not a perfect encapsulation of what feminism truly is, but I think it does a good job highlighting an important aspect that too many people seem to miss which is that a feminist movement includes us all. Overall, this collection is well worth anyone’s time.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    This is not a long book, but it took me a long time to read because the outcome of the 2016 Election is difficult to process. These essays showcase so many emotions: anger, sadness, hopelessness, and most importantly, resilience. The women who make up this book are diverse, thoughtful, and incredibly smart. I found myself pausing after each essay, turning their arguments over and over. Many of them I agreed with, some I didn't, but I always wanted to ask them questions. My only criticism is that This is not a long book, but it took me a long time to read because the outcome of the 2016 Election is difficult to process. These essays showcase so many emotions: anger, sadness, hopelessness, and most importantly, resilience. The women who make up this book are diverse, thoughtful, and incredibly smart. I found myself pausing after each essay, turning their arguments over and over. Many of them I agreed with, some I didn't, but I always wanted to ask them questions. My only criticism is that I would have liked to see more discussion around the rampant gerrymandering and failure of the Electoral College instead of repeating that 53% of white women voted for Trump every other essay. One thing I loved about Rebecca Solnit's essay was that she brought up the fact Clinton garnered ~3mil more popular votes: that in itself is not a failure of any gender or race--now let's discuss what THAT says about our political system. This is a must-read collection for every American. It lays bare the painful divisiveness that still exists in this country and highlights perspectives that many of us don't often hear while sequestered in our specific communities.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dusty Roether

    What an amazing collection of essays! It took me a year and a half after the election to get around to reading anything addressing the election. I was just too shocked and upset to challenge myself with it. But I read this collection at the right time. My favorite essay, without a doubt, was “As Long As It’s Healthy” by Sarah Michael Hollenbeck. In particular, this really resonated with me as a deaf blind person: “In my experience of disability, the people closest to me have always expressed thei What an amazing collection of essays! It took me a year and a half after the election to get around to reading anything addressing the election. I was just too shocked and upset to challenge myself with it. But I read this collection at the right time. My favorite essay, without a doubt, was “As Long As It’s Healthy” by Sarah Michael Hollenbeck. In particular, this really resonated with me as a deaf blind person: “In my experience of disability, the people closest to me have always expressed their love by telling me that they, almost magically, cannot see it—that this thing that has both directly and indirectly shaped so much of my life doesn’t matter. Instead, it has been the calloused strangers and the bullies who have been the ones to say I notice. It matters.” But truthfully, all the essays in this collection were so great. They presented such different perspectives on feminism and intersectionality. Absolutely essential reading.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    This book offers a wide range of perspectives—all feminist, all left-of-center—on issues raised for feminist women, people of color, LGBTQ folk, immigrants, poor people, Muslims by the Trump presidency. What are effective ways to resist? How do those wanting to resist form alliances with those who differ from us? Who should be speaking? Who should be listening? Any feminist reading this will find voices to agree with and voices that will challenge their positions and ideas. While some essays are This book offers a wide range of perspectives—all feminist, all left-of-center—on issues raised for feminist women, people of color, LGBTQ folk, immigrants, poor people, Muslims by the Trump presidency. What are effective ways to resist? How do those wanting to resist form alliances with those who differ from us? Who should be speaking? Who should be listening? Any feminist reading this will find voices to agree with and voices that will challenge their positions and ideas. While some essays are stronger (to me) than others, all offer positions worth listening to.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    The series of essays in this book cover many topics - trans visibility, labor rights, alcohol use after the 2016 election. It's not the hardest book to get through, mostly because it's hard to figure out where your headspace is with everything else going on. Not every essay resonated with me, but the authors who contributed to this collection are thoughtful, brilliant and diverse. My favorite essay was Sarah Hepola's, about resisting the urge to numb the pain following the election. I certainly The series of essays in this book cover many topics - trans visibility, labor rights, alcohol use after the 2016 election. It's not the hardest book to get through, mostly because it's hard to figure out where your headspace is with everything else going on. Not every essay resonated with me, but the authors who contributed to this collection are thoughtful, brilliant and diverse. My favorite essay was Sarah Hepola's, about resisting the urge to numb the pain following the election. I certainly think everyone would learn something from this book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lydia Cayton

    This book is so incredibly important and the essays are impeccably written. This book needs to be read by anyone who’s involved with activism or hoping to be involved, especially as it pertains to women’s issues. This book focuses on intersectionality and its importance in social movements. I learned so much from the women who wrote these essays and it’s given me new perspectives on my role within activism, and how to ensure that the movements we participate in and the spaces we create are truly This book is so incredibly important and the essays are impeccably written. This book needs to be read by anyone who’s involved with activism or hoping to be involved, especially as it pertains to women’s issues. This book focuses on intersectionality and its importance in social movements. I learned so much from the women who wrote these essays and it’s given me new perspectives on my role within activism, and how to ensure that the movements we participate in and the spaces we create are truly inclusive for everyone.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    Great essays by a diverse group of women on their thoughts and reactions to Trump being elected President. I felt like Cheryl Strayed when she said, believing that Hillary was going to win, "the fact of my wrongness felt like a blunt-force blow." Many of us felt that same way on the day after the election.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura Bang

    It hurts. The 2016 election and its aftermath will never not hurt. But it's always good to be reminded that we are not alone. I really appreciated the diversity of perspectives and voices in these essays. It's important to remember the many, many ways we are all affected by this administration.

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