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Excellent Coats On Irritated Women Is The Instagram Account We Both Need And Deserve

by BUST Magazine

Need more feminine rage and lovely outerwear in your Instagram feed? Look no further.

BUST friend and contributor Sara Benincasa has created our favorite new Instagram account of the week, @excellentcoatsonirritatedwomen. At only five days old, the account already has over 6,000 followers and shows no signs of slowing growth. The pull? Fierce women and fierce coats.

The account began with a picture of Nancy Pelosi. “Pelosi’s Max Mara coat became my burnt sienna North Star the other day. It was great to see Democratic leadership step up and throw Trump’s crap right back in his face,” Benincasa told BUST. “I tweeted that it was a great day for excellent coats on irritated women, and some folks suggested it should be a motto or a website or something. I decided it should be an Instagram account.”

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Other current political figures can be found on the page, as well as political figures from yesteryear. Women from the arts also grace the page, and so you can scroll from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Rosa Parks, Beyoncé to Bette Davis. Little-known male-passing pirate Mary Read is also featured with drawings from the 18th century.

Benincasa’s favorite coat, though, is the cloth coat donned by Dolores Huerta. “In that photo, she’s doing extraordinary work on behalf of marginalized people who work their asses off, and this is a woman who still works her ass off today. I admire her so much, so of course that’s influencing her decision,” Benincasa said. “But it just looks like the right coat for the job.”

Check out a just a few from Benincasa’s growing collection below.

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Benincasa seeks out submissions over Instagram DM or email (

All photos from ExcellentCoatsOnIrritatedWomen on Instagram.

Published December 17, 2018

By Casey Seline and Lydia Wang

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