Last year's presidential brought us many "winged" phrases, most of them coined by the future United States leader, Donald Trump. There was "taco trucks on every corner," "grab them by the pussy," "bad hombres," and, of course, the infamous "nasty woman" that Donnie threw at his opponent during the third debate.
Trump to Hillary: "such a nasty woman" pic.twitter.com/2Fb87erPCR— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 20, 2016
But instead of living up to its negative connotation, the epithet sparked a social media firestorm with everyone from politicians to celebrities, to retail companies uniting against Trump's misogyny and reclaiming the word as an empowering compliment.
When they go low we get NASTY! pic.twitter.com/z9rAZYH0V2— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) October 20, 2016
One of the latest attempts to clap back at Trump is the Nasty Women Exhibition taking place all across the country and raising proceeds for Planned Parenthood.
Born right after the unexpected election results, the exhibition "serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women's rights, individual rights, and abortion rights."
It all started with a mere Facebook post calling for a Nasty Women group show, and has since spurred into a nationwide movement organized in over 20 cities.
The Nasty Women headquarters are found in New York City-based art and performance space The Knockdown Center. Over there, ten 3D 12-foot-tall letters spell out the phrase NASTY WOMAN and serve as a hanger for over 700 artworks dedicated to the show by artists from all across the country.
Everything from paintings to knit pieces, to video installations is on sale with 100% of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood (opening night alone raised $35,000).
As one of the Nasty Women Exhibit curators, Carolina Wheat, told Konbini, despite the show's obvious stab at the president-elect and his sexist, misogynistic, demeaning policies, its main goal is to be pro-women – to show all ladies (not just in the artist community) that their voice matters and this is the time to make it heard.
Check out some of our favorite shots from the exhibit below and be sure to follow the Nasty Women movement on Facebook: