As soon as Donald Trump uttered the words “nasty woman” during last night’s debate, the domino effect began: Feminists embraced the term, the website NastyWomenGetShitDone.com was bought and redirected to Hillary Clinton‘s website, and Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” became the soundtrack.
And the mashups began:
Brill. pic.twitter.com/y1uqFNEVQg— RuPaul (@RuPaul) October 20, 2016
In a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone, Jackson explained that songs like “Nasty” and “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” evolved from the need to defend herself from predatory men as a young woman and assert her independence: “Control meant not only taking care of myself but living in a much less protected world. And doing that meant growing a tough skin. Getting attitude.”