Fans of “name a more iconic duo,” allow us to introduce you to “name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift,” the new feminist clapback meme that we we didn’t know we needed.
Last month, one Swiftie hopped on twitter and posted a shot from the “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, challenging followers to name a “badder bitch” than Taylor. In turn, the internet had a lot to say -- with more than 10,000 responses.
Spurring on the hashtag #badderthanTaylor, replies to the tweet poured in with stories of inspirational women, past and present, who have done a lot more than rock a leotard and '80s perm for a song about petty revenge. Responses ranged from well-known figures like Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, to unsung heroes, family members, and warrior queens.
From Harriet Tubman to Mary Shelley, we’ve compiled 20 of our favorite responses, highlighting some champions for women from around the world.
At 26 my Lithuanian grandmother fled the advancing Russian Army with my 6-year-old daugther to Germany. Protected my mother throughout the war, even getting her into a real school. Left everything to emigrate to Australia in 1948. Taught me all I need to know.#badderthantaylor
— Patrick Wilken (@strahlungsfluss) December 4, 2017