"Nasty Woman" Wines Exist Because You Can Be Both Tipsy and Empowered
Cheers to smashing the patriarchy.
Between women's marches and the #MeToo movement, there's no denying that women's rights have come more into focus this past year. But considering Trump's efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, restrict access to birth control, and make abortion illegal, there's a good chance you need a glass of wine from time to time. Enter: Nasty Woman Wines, a female-owned company that's hell-bent on making a progressive change in society.
Wine industry professional Meg Murray founded the company on Election Day in 2016, "with hopes of celebrating the first female president," their website says. When that didn't happen, Meg's daughter asked how old she had to be to run for president herself.
Realizing all the obstacles her daughter would need to face to get there, Meg set on a mission to make the road a little easier for her daughter and other women wishing for a seat in the Oval Office. (Related: What the Election of Donald Trump Could Mean for the Future of Women's Health)
"Fueled by the emotion of the election and a deep desire to have more women at the table, Meg decided it was time to get nasty," states the Nasty Woman Wines Herstory section. So Nasty Woman Wines was created to support women's rights and further gender equality. And yeah, take the edge off a little.
The company also noted that to be considered a nasty woman, you don't need to belong to a specific political party. "[Nasty woman] are leaders and fighters, and they believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, class, gender, creed, and sexual orientation," they said on their site. "They are not just women on the left. They're on the right, in the middle, and all around us. If these are your ideals, you're a nasty woman."
Varietals like Pantsuit Pinot Noir, Progress Pink, Pave the Way Chardonnay, and Boss Lady Bubbles are all available online for between $15 and $40 per bottle-and in order to fulfill their mission, 20 percent of the profits go to organizations that promote gender equality in policy and government leadership. Cheers to that. (P.S. Here are 14 things you can buy to support women's health organizations.)