100 Nasty Women of History: a guide to the history-making women you probably don’t know – but definitely should
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100 Nasty Women of History tells the stories of the bravest, baddest but little known women from across the world.
In the final debate of the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump leaned into the microphone as Hillary Clinton spoke about social security and called his opponent ‘such a nasty woman’. The phrase has stuck around and has since become something of a badge of honour for women around the world.
What better time than now, then, for us to look back and learn a thing or two from the ‘nasty’ women of the past?
From 3rd-century Japanese Empress Jingu to 20th-century British social reformer Octavia Hill, these are the women who were bold and powerful, but maybe put people (men’s) backs up by being so.
100 Nasty Women of History is an accessible, intelligent, hilarious (and sometimes sweary) guide to the history-making women whom you probably don’t know – but definitely should.
Listen to author Hannah Jewell chatting to The Pool about five of her favourite inspirational, fearless women: