The latest development in Cynthia Nixon’s run for Governor of New York? Well, she’s made a campaign badge. Now, that might sound anticlimactic but actually, those tiny little pins really pack a political punch.
This all started in retaliation to a comment made by former City Council speaker Christine Quinn, a staunch supporter of Nixon’s rival Governor Andrew Cuomo. Quinn, rather disturbingly called the former SATC actress an “unqualified lesbian” when Nixon announced that she was in the running for the NYC top job.
First up, Cynthia opened her campaign launch speech with “Welcome, unqualified lesbians. And qualified ones, too." Nice. Then, came the merch. Last night on Twitter, Nixon tweeted a link to the badges, which supporters can buy for $5 and wear as a loud and proud show of solidarity.
This isn’t the first time a female American politician has turned a sexist slur into something positive and news-worthy. During the 2016 US Presidential election campaign, Donald Trump famously labelled his opponent Hillary Clinton a “Nasty Woman”. What came next was a whole movement of Clinton supporters adopting the nickname Nasty Women, plus some pretty cool merch whose proceeds went to support Planned Parenthood. When life gives you lemons, eh?
10 lessons we learned from Sex And The City
1. NEVER send a man to do a BFF's job
To this day, fans cannot believe that Carrie sent her then-boyfriend Aidan Shaw to help best pal Miranda after she had an accident (while naked, bar a towel) in the bathroom. Thankfully, Aidan was an absolute sweetheart in this particular situation. It was one of Carrie's least cool moments, but it taught everyone not to send a boyfriend on a best friend's errand - no matter how busy you are.