“I am a nasty woman,” actress and activist Ashley Judd declared at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, before delivering a biting poem about President Donald Trump, his Cabinet, and his supporters.
“I am not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheetos dust,” she said, jabbing at Trump’s looks.
Judd, reciting a poem by 19-year-old Nina Donovan, spoke to a crowd estimated at a half a million people who have descended on the nation’s capital to protest Trump on his first full day as president. The Women’s March has seen about double the turnout of Trump’s inauguration ceremony, and similar protests have been organized in cities around the country and the world (even Antarctica).
“I am not as nasty as a Confederate flag being tattooed across my city. ... I am not as nasty as a swastika painted on a pride flag,” Judd said, referencing the white nationalist groups that endorsed Trump’s presidency.
Judd, a self-proclaimed “loud, vulgar, proud woman,” went to the extreme of comparing Trump to Hitler and referring to his Cabinet picks as “Nazis renamed,” before highlighting the wage inequality between men and women and the luxury taxes imposed on feminine hygiene products.
“I am nasty like my bloodstains on my bed sheets,” Judd said. “We do not actually choose if and when we had our periods. We do not like throwing away our favorite pairs of underpants. Why are pads and tampons still taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not? Is your erection really more than protecting the parts of my womanhood? Is the bloodstain on my jeans more embarrassing than the thinning of your hair?”
“I am nasty like Susan, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Amelia, Rosa, Gloria, Condoleezza, Sonia, Malala, Michelle, Hillary!” she concluded. “And our pussies ain’t for grabbing.”
UPDATE: This post was updated to attribute the poem Judd recited to the original author, Nina Donovan.