Donald Trump, when calling Hillary Clinton ‘such a nasty woman’ inadvertently did more for women that he would have ever considered. He gave women more than a voice, he gave them outrage. Perhaps, inadvertently he was responsible for the birth of this book?
Hillary Clinton did no more or less than any other politician on the campaign trail, but because she was a woman she was considered ‘nasty’. It does make you wonder, in this so called enlightened age, exactly where women stand. How is it that they are still labelled because they dared to stand up for themselves in so many ways and in so many walks of life.
This wonderfully empowering collection of quotes by women from all walks of life and history, who have stood up for themselves over many generations, some paying dearly with their lives, others going on to make a difference and many, many more simply being the very best in whatever it is that they have chosen to undertake, is long overdue and in some ways very liberating.
The Quotes are funny, irreverent, hard hitting and all have more than a kernel of truth embedded in the words. This is wonderful book to either have on your desk, for those moments when you need reassurance that even though you are coping the flack, others have been before you, and those other times when you need a fast comeback or a bit of a laugh.
There are some amazing, empowering one-liners, larger pieces to reassure, and others that resonate down through the ages. Beyoncé is quoted as saying, ‘At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights, it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves.’ so very true.
But you could say that Robin Tunney has it completely right when she says ‘I really wanted to be nasty and mean and bad. It’s so much easier than being a good girl.’ One would have to agree.
Queen Victoria summed it up very succinctly when she stated that ‘We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist’. Maybe this should be maxim that all modern women, who are labelled as ‘nasty’ for believing in their truth carry forward, as they make a difference in today’s world!
|Author||edited by Linda Picone|
|Distributor||New South Books|