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As usual, last night's debate was a hot mess, but one particular moment of Trump's stupidity had the Internet laughing and rolling their eyes. During a response to a question about Social Security of all things, Trump grew flustered at Hillary's jab about his unpaid taxes and — rather than respond with some maturity — he decided to call his fellow presidential candidate a "nasty woman." 

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Hillary Clinton supporters immediately took to Twitter to poke fun at the ridiculous insult. "Nasty woman" has since been reclaimed as a new, hilarious feminist rally cry. In honor of HRC and nasty women everywhere, we've compiled a list of 16 of our favorite Twitter responses to this presidential debate moment.

1. Of course, Janet Jackson came to mind. 

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2. "Nasty" is a synonym for badass. 

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3. That's all we really need. 

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4. It's time to get sexism out of politics!

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5. Seriously. 

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6. Donald Trump is losing female voters left and right. 

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7. Our former BUST cover star tells it like it is. 

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8. Vote! We can't emphasize this enough!

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9. Pussy power!

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10. Nasty is no longer an insult for us. 

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11. The empowerment never ends

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12. Let's inspire a new generation of girls. 

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13. Feminism wins the debate. 

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14. "Well-behaved women seldom make history."

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15. True!

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16. Reclaiming An Insult 101

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After the debate ended, the Internet continued to clap-back against Trump's words. Apparel company Google Ghost also came out with special "Nasty Woman" t-shirts and sweatshirts. Each shirt retails for $25 and half of the proceeds go to PP.  Get 'em while you can. Hillary supporter Jeff Meltz took the initiative and purchased two domain names: nastywomengetshitdone.com (in honor of the famous SNL bit with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) and makeamericanastyagain.com — both of which redirect to Hillary's official website. Looks like Trump's comment is already coming back to bite him. 

All jokes aside, however, "nasty woman" is a comment that comes from a long history of sexism. Women are constantly told that they must behave in a certain way, be pleasing or likable and cater their behavior to male desires. This kind of comment, made purely out of spite, had no place in this debate and it's a belittling thing to say to a woman who's spent years fighting through the sexist muck of politics. Call her "nasty" if you want, but I'd rather elect a strong, capable candidate over a sexist, immature brat in a suit any day. Get ready because, on November 8th, nasty women all over the country will be casting their votes. 

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