Ashley Judd Reads Inspiring Poem At Women's March In DC


Today, women are making history.

Ladies of all ages and ethnicities from different areas of the world are marching for women's rights and responding to the misogynistic ideals of the new president, Donald Trump.

As millions of "nasty women" gather in Washington DC and around the world, feminist speakers -- many of whom are celebrities -- are rallying the masses with inspirational words that share powerful messages.

Ashley Judd, 48-year-old actress and supporter of women's rights, shared a poem on stage that'll surely give you chills.

The poem Ashley read to the DC crowd was written by Nina Donovan, a 19-year-old woman from Tennessee who allowed the actress to recite it.

As you can see in the video above, after addressing masses at Independence Avenue, she begins passionately sharing the teenager's words that point out what really makes a woman "nasty."

Among the rambunctious cheers from the marchers, Ashley begins, saying,


While pacing the stage and wailing her arms, she continues,

As the poem continues, it calls out the fact she is not as "nasty" as "racism, fraud, conflict of interest, homophobia, sexual assault, transphobia, white supremacy, misogyny, ignorance, white privilege."


The work also suggests Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka is his favorite sex symbol:

As Ashley continues reading the words of the enraged Tennessee teen, she honors the women who fought for the right to vote and calls them "nasty."

The poem then notes the wage gap that exists between men and women.


The poem goes on to talk about periods, saying, "I am nasty like my bloodstains on my bed sheets," and asking why tampons are taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not.

As the poem continues, Ashley recites verses indicating the privilege and entitlement of Trump, before noting the historically "nasty" women whom she admires.

She recites,


Before cheering and chanting ensues among the crowd, the poem ends with these powerful words:

Ashley concludes her speech by rallying the women at the march, asking them to scream "hell yeah" if they are a nasty woman or if they love someone who is.

Today, I'm proud to be a nasty woman.

Hell yeah, I am.

Citations: Ashley Judd Gave an Incredibly Fiery Speech at the Women's March. Here's the Full Transcript (Cosmopolitan)