100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' 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? Compiled and written by BuzzFeed writer Hannah Jewell, 100 Nasty Women of History
contains profiles of women from across every century, race and continent, united in the fact that they were all a bit 'nasty'. 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.
About the Author
Hannah Jewell is a pop culture host and editor at The Washington Post
, and a former senior writer at BuzzFeed UK, where she became known for her humour writing about gender, her satire of British and American politics. She presented BuzzFeed's live 2016 election night show, which was watched by nearly 7 million people.
Born in the UK, she grew up in California and did her undergraduate study at UC Berkeley in Middle East Studies, then moved to the UK for an MPhil in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge. Now, she combines her background in history and politics with her love of the internet to write about remarkable women of the past with an accessible, hilarious, and sometimes sweary style.
Packed with women too brave, too brilliant, and too unconventional to have a place in our traditional view of history, 100 Nasty Women of History is an inspiring and exciting collection of mini biographies. - The AU Review
This compilation of "brilliant, badass and completely fearless women" is a must-have for everyone who needs a reminder of the strength and perseverance of women. Well researched, casual and comical with accounts the history books ignore. - Manly Daily
100 Nasty Women of History is a great entertaining read and a must-have for all modern feminist's bookshelves. #girlpower - Brisbanista
Hannah Jewell clearly had fun writing this book and it's fun to read. - Fairfax Media
This is such a worthy introduction to 100 fabulous women so let's all hope that there are many more instalments to come about more spicy sisters in Jewell's undeniably unique voice. - 100% Rock Magazine