Tenn. teen wrote Ashley Judd’s ‘Nasty Woman’ poem

Actress Ashley Judd recited a poem by a Tennessee teen Saturday at the Women's March on Washington.

Judd, a Franklin resident, read a poem by 19-year-old Nina Donovan, also of Franklin.

The "Nasty Woman" poem criticizes President Trump and points out inequalities in the United States.

Trump called former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" at a presidential debate.

"The second (Trump) called Hillary a nasty woman, I said, ‘Oh man, I've got to write a nasty woman piece,’ " Donovan said. "I reclaimed it."

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Donovan, a student at Columbia State Community College, attended the Women's March on Nashville Saturday. At least 15,000 people marched for women's rights and social justice issues.

"I was seeing the physical form of everything I was saying in my poem," Donovan said. "If we keep fighting, we can all be equal one day. It just shows so much hope in this city and this nation."

Judd attended a show where Donovan performed the original "Nasty Woman" piece. Donovan later gave Judd permission to recite the poem at the march.

"I am a nasty woman," the poem begins.

"Not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust, a man whose words are a dis to America, Electoral College-sanctioned hate speech contaminating this national anthem," Judd said.

"I'm not as nasty as Confederate flags being tattooed across my city. Maybe the South actually is going to rise again, maybe for some, it never really fell," Judd said."Blacks are still in shackles and graves just for being black. Slavery has been reinterpreted as the prison system, in front of people who see melanin as animal skin.

"I am not as nasty as a swastika painted on a pride flag," she said. "And I didn't know devils could be resurrected. But I feel Hitler in these streets. A mustache traded for a toupee.

"I am not as nasty as racism, fraud, conflict of interest, homophobia, sexual assault, transphobia, white supremacy, misogyny, ignorance and white privilege," she said.

Nina Donovan performing.
(Photo: Nina Donovan)

Ashley Judd Recites ‘I Am a Nasty Woman’ Poem at Women’s March on Washington

Michael Moore was in for a surprise during the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday when Ashley Judd interrupted him to read a politically charged poem.

“I am Ashley Judd,” she declared as Moore reacted in shock, “and I am a feminist.”

She proceeded to recite a poem written by a 19-year-old named Nina Donovan from Tennessee. The contents of the writing included references to Trump’s election, mass incarceration, LGBT rights, the wage gap, and more relevant issues. At one point, the poem compares Trump to Adolf Hitler.

“I feel Hitler in these streets,” Judd said, “A mustache traded for a toupee. Nazis renamed.”

The poem repeated the refrain “I am not as nasty as…” at one point attacking Trump’s relationship with his daughter, Ivanka.

“I’m not as nasty as your daughter being your favorite sex symbol,” Judd said.

At another point, Judd name-checked Scarlett Johansson who also spoke at the march. “Scarlett Johansson, why were the female actors paid less than half of what the male actors earned?”

In conclusion, Judd spoke in reference to Trump’s infamous “grab them by the p—y” comment.

“Our p—ies ain’t for grabbing,” Judd said. “Our p—ies are for our pleasure and they are for birthing new generations… of nasty women.”


Ashley Judd Has the Women's March Fired Up With Her Impassioned "Nasty Woman" Speech

Ashley Judd is one proud nasty woman. On Saturday, the actress and activist joined hundreds of thousands of women from around the world to protest Donald Trump's presidency at the Women's March on Washington. While taking the stage, Ashley shared a poem written by 19-year-old Nina Donovan that celebrates all the "nasty women" out there and calls out a number of issues, including the gender wage gap, the cost of tampons and pads, and the struggles of the LGBT community. "I'm a nasty woman. I'm not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheetos dust. A man whose words are a dis track to America," she said while pacing across the stage. 

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