Are you Nasty or Nice?  

As little girls, we are told to be nice so that some guy dressed in red will deliver us presents.
But beyond a Barbie Dream House or an Easy Bake Oven, what has being nice ever really gotten us?

Being nice didn’t get us the right to vote.
Being nice didn’t get the first woman onto the Supreme Court or into space.
And being nice won’t help us protect our reproductive rights at this crucial time in history. 

So this year, we’re making a nasty list and checking it twice—compiling action items and making sure every woman’s voice is heard.
   

 
 

♫  SOMEDAY SOON A WOMAN WILL BE PRESIDENT ♫  IF THE FATES ALLOW ♫  UNTIL THEN WE'LL HAVE TO MUDDLE THROUGH SOMEHOW ♫   so HAVE YOURSELF A NASTY LITTLE CHRISTMAS NOW ♫   

–NOW Nasty Women’s Choir
 

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Get on the Nasty List

 

LEARN MORE ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE NASTY

 
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Proud to be Nasty

What does it mean to be a nasty woman? To some, it’s thrown out as a cheap insult against a woman who knows her facts and isn’t afraid to challenge her opponent. So if being nasty means being confident, we’ll take that as a compliment.

A nasty woman is powerful. She takes charge. She won’t let any progress in regards to women’s rights be taken away by the next administration. She stands up for others. Not just other women, but human beings of every gender, race, class or sexual identity.

She realizes that now is not the time to sit back and be nice.
She’s proud to be nasty.    

 

“Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.”

– A NASTY WOMAN

 

 
 
 

About NOW 

NOW works to promote reproductive rights, secure women’s economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women. NOW-NYC gives women a powerful voice. As the largest NOW chapter in the country, we play a key role in shaping the debate on the issues that impact women. Women’s Justice NOW is our charitable partner organization, supporting our public education and outreach efforts and providing legal advocacy and referrals to women in need.

“History has faced even darker moments than this, and good people have rallied to turn things back in the right direction. We will do that."

— SONIA OSSORIO, NOW-NYC PRESIDENT

 
 
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IUD

An intrauterine device (IUD) is the hottest holiday gift for those ladies who are interested in birth control that will outlast the next administration. Depending on the type, IUDs can offer between three to twelve years of protection against unwanted pregnancy. An IUD is a small t-shaped piece of plastic that is inserted in the uterus to prevent eggs from becoming fertilized. There are both hormonal and non-hormonal options. And in the case of a miracle presidential vote recount or a spontaneous move to Canada, IUDs can be removed at any time. 

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Implant

An implant is the perfect gift for the woman who doesn’t need another pair of small hands in her life right now. The implant is a small rod that’s inserted in the arm and prevents pregnancy for up to four years through the release of the hormone progestin. It’s invisible to the world, just like Donald Trump’s tax returns. 

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The Ring

Another hot gift this season is the ring*. For the woman who grabs life by the pussy, the ring is a small, bendable ring that gets inserted into her lady box. It stays in for three weeks at a time, and is removed on the fourth week. The ring emits hormones that prevent her ovaries from releasing eggs, so that she can focus on releasing her inner badass to the world.

*Every time a woman gets a ring, an angel gets its wings 

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The Pill

An oldie but goodie, the pill is another great holiday gift for the nasty woman in your life. It works by releasing hormones, and even comes in fun monthly combination gift packs. The election results may have been a bitter pill to swallow, but this form of birth control won’t be.  

Condom

Condoms are the perfect stocking stuffers for those who will be receiving guests this holiday season. Male condoms slip over the penis to prevent pregnancy and lower the risk of sexually transmitted infections. Female condoms get inserted into the vagina, but work the same way. Add lube to make this gift extra special!

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception makes a great last minute gift when you need it. There are four types of EC pills to choose from and they all work up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Because EC can affect different bodies in different ways, it is important to do research before making a decision—note to America. 

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Fertility Awareness

For the woman who is worried about not being able to afford birth control come January, a calendar for fertility planning makes a great gift. While not the most effective option, tracking fertility can help avoid pregnancy if other contraception methods are not easily available. She can also use a calendar to plan for upcoming events like the impending apocalypse.

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Female Sterilization

Female sterilization is a great gift for those women in your life who have completely given up on humanity. Sterilization is a procedure that closes or blocks the fallopian tubes, ensuring she will never get pregnant and bring an innocent human life into this cruel, cruel world.

For more info on birth control and reproductive health, please talk to your doc or visit our page.