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#NastyWomenWriters is a project inspired by the Women’s March of January 2017, by the women writers who have fought for women’s rights throughout herstory and gave and continue to give voice to the unspoken and unspeakable, who have been inspiration for so many women through time, and an effort to join in the Resistance against the Trump administration’s misogynist, racist, xenophobic, anti-earth agenda.

Hillary Clinton was called a #nastywoman by Donald Trump in the final presidential debate of the 2016 election, raising the ire of every woman who has ever been treated that way when she used her voice to speak the truth, when she used her voice to assert herself, which is 100% ok and allowed unless you live in the patriarchy where women who have voices and use them are called all kind of names, among them, more often than not, #Nasty.

We say no to this shut down on women’s voices and power and claim #nasty as a stance of power. We support #nastywomen’s voices and in this category of our blog in particular the #nastyvoices of women writers who have always been at the forefront of this fight. It’s time to win it once and for all.

No more shut down by the misogynist patriarchal agenda on the voices of powerful women. We give voice to them here.

#Nastywomenwriters offers a platform for nasty women writers who have been inspired by other #nastywomenwriters to speak their truth in an effort to restore balance and have both sexes allowed the same space, respect and airtime.

We intend to represent the true diversity of women on this planet. All women are welcome.

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We will inundate the ethers with the voices of #nastywomenwriters of all times and places to remember we are not the first to think these #nastythoughts, and assert them with the intention of liberating women now and for all time. We have a herstory that is documented, vital and alive, whose wisdom we call forth now to empower our current actions in the Resistance.

Through these posts we call forth our fierce, intelligent and powerful ancestresses to support and guide us in our quest. We offer them appreciation and gratitude for their work by giving their powerful voices airtime now.

Let it forever be known that the female pen is nastier indeed than the sword.

~Theresa C. Dintino

© Theresa C. Dintino 2017

#NastyWomenWriters posts to date

1. Jane Eyre’s Righteous Anger, Charlotte Brontë –1847, by Theresa C. Dintino

2. Simone de Beauvoir Wrote the Story of My Life, by Michelle Barthel Kratts

3. Margaret Fuller’s Manifesto, 1845, by Maria Dintino

4. Trotula of Salerno, 11th Century Italy, by Theresa C. Dintino

5. A Voice that Echoes in My Body: The Prose and Poetry of Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012, by Theresa C. Dintino

6. Rachel Carson: A Woman’s Voice for the Planet, 1907-1964 by Theresa C. Dintino

7. Zora Neale Hurston: The Real Deal, 1891-1960, by Maria Dintino

8, Ursula K. Le Guin: (b. 1929) Women, Writing and Motherhood, by Theresa C. Dintino

9. Marija Gimbutas, Lithuanian-American (1921-1994): Unearthing the Goddess, Rocking My World, by Theresa C. Dintino

10. Paula Modersohn-Becker, German, 1876-1907, Women and Ambition, by Theresa C. Dintino

11. Esclarmonde de Foix, the Great, Pope of the Heretics, French (1151-1215) Original Painting and Text by Karin Peschau

12. Sojourner Truth, New York State(1797-1883) Original Painting and Text by Karin Peschau

If you are a Nasty Woman Writer who would like to contribute

If you are a nasty woman writer who has a #nastywomanwriter who has inspired you that you would like to write about as a contribution to this project, let me know.

If you know a #nastywomanwriter who would like to participate, please forward this to them.

#Nastywomenwriters are invited to write about #nastywomenwriters who have inspired them. Criteria: 1. You must be a woman writer (a woman who writes) and a feminist. 2. The Nasty woman writer who inspired you must be a feminist, ie: #nasty and her fierce feminist voice must have inspired you to be even more #nasty.

What can I offer you? Not much. Your piece will be published on my blog ritualgoddess.com under the category #nastywomenwriters, posted on the facebook page Nasty Women Writers and tweeted on the twitter feed nastywomenwriters@nastiwomenwrite. I will link your piece to you and anything else about you that you wish to highlight. *A bio (with photo) needs to be included. You retain the rights to your piece. Who knows, eventually maybe we will have enough great posts that we can publish them in book form.

But for now, we do our part as #nastywomenwriters to educate the masses on how many of us there have been though time, how many of us there are now and that we are not going away, ever.

Keep your piece between 1-8 pages and we shall end each post with (the author’s name) is a #nastywomanwriter!!!!

In sisterhood,

Theresa C. Dintino

tdintino at sonic.net