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After righteously stealing the spotlight from filmmaker Michael Moore, Ashley Judd performed a scorching spoken word piece for the most powerful moment of Saturday's Women's March on Washington so far.

Judd started by saying the piece was by Nina Donovan, a poet whose work she's promoted online before.


"I'm a naaaaaaaasty woman," Judd, an actress-turned-PhD student, began.

"I’m not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust," she said. "I’m not as nasty as Confederate flags being tattooed across America."

She described a country where "blacks are still in shackles and graves just for being black" and "slavery has been reinterpreted as the prison system by people who see melanin as animal skin.


"I didn’t know devils could be resurrected, but I feel Hitler in these streets, a mustache traded for a toupée," Judd continued. "I’m not nasty like the combo of Trump and Pence being served up to me in the voting booth. I’m nasty like the battles my grandmothers fought to get me into that voting booth."

Then she really brought it home.

"I’m nasty, like my blood stains on my bed sheets. We don't actually choose when and where to have our periods," Judd shouted. "Is your erection really more than protecting the sacred, messy part of my womanhood? Is the blood stain on my jeans more embarrassing than the thinning of your hair?


"And our pussies ain’t for grabbing," she said. "They’re for reminding you that our walls are stronger than America’s walls ever will be."

You can watch Judd's full piece below:


And you can watch a video of Donovan performing "Nasty Woman" here: