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Newswire: Nasty women (and men) give Janet Jackson a post-debate bump on Spotify

Donald Trump may have intended to insult Hillary Clinton by calling her a “nasty woman” at Wednesday night’s third presidential debate, but—in typical clueless Trump fashion—all he really did was create (another) feminist rallying cry. Almost immediately, Twitter began doing what it does best, as women lined up to proclaim themselves “nasty” and proud of it. Now, less than 48 hours later, you can buy “Nasty Woman” T-shirts, “Nasty Woman” coffee mugs, and all manner of nasty merchandise. There’s even a “Nasty Woman” perfume on the market, with proceeds from its sales going to Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List.

But, despite all this blatant commercialism, no one is benefitting more from Trump’s muttered taunt than Janet Jackson. Because, you see, if Donald Trump had been paying attention top pop culture instead of blowing his dad’s fortune in the ’80s, he’d know that …

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