Donald Trump, who has repeatedly insisted that no one respects women more than him, called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the third and final debate on Wednesday night — sparking a fiery outcry on Twitter and even a “Nasty Woman” shirt that benefits Planned Parenthood.
“My Social Security contribution will go up, as will Donald’s — assuming he can’t find a way to get out of it,” the Democratic presidential nominee said in reference to the businessman’s tax avoidance in answer to a question on entitlement reform. Trump then leaned in close to his microphone and said, “Such a nasty woman.”
The Internet swiftly reacted, with many women co-opting “nasty woman” from something derogatory into a saying with a more positive connotation. “Nasty Woman” and #NastyWomenUnite were both trending on Twitter post-debate.
— mattie kahn (@mattiekahn) October 20, 2016
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) October 20, 2016
RT if you are a Nasty Woman.
— Ana Gasteyer (@AnaGasteyer) October 20, 2016
Just changed my profile to nasty woman.Because if being smart, competent, and not putting up with a man's ish means being nasty, That's me.
— ProfB (@AntheaButler) October 20, 2016
NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS NASTY WOMAN… pic.twitter.com/ZG5FrZpxvR
— Eva Chen (@evachen212) October 20, 2016
A video posted by BuzzFeed (@buzzfeed) on Oct 19, 2016 at 8:35pm PDT
President Clinton if you're nasty.
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) October 20, 2016
American women when they heard Trump say "such a nasty woman" pic.twitter.com/V0pB0U801X
— Nancy Jo Sales (@nancyjosales) October 20, 2016
— Nasty Woman Radida (@RadidaG) October 20, 2016
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 20, 2016
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) October 20, 2016
Sophia Amoruso, the founder of popular retailer Nasty Gal, proposed a collaboration with Clinton, one that would apparently see the politician dying her blonde hair hot pink and switching out her pants suits for leather and chains.
A photo posted by Sophia Amoruso (@sophiaamoruso) on Oct 19, 2016 at 7:38pm PDT
Yet while the Nasty Gal partnership is just a dream, Google Ghost, a designer who makes “fun, pop culture-driven apparel,” has already made Nasty Woman T-shirts a reality. Before midnight on Wednesday, the site had already put up for sale a white tee with a pink heart with the words “Nasty Woman” in bold letters in the middle. The shirt is selling for $25 and 50 percent of all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood, a women’s health organization that Trump has said he’s in favor of defunding.