Taylor Swift has been having a banner year. After being #cancelled when Kim Kardashian outed her lies about Kanye West's "Fame" video, and being adopted as the "Aryan Barbie" of the alt-right movement, Swift has reinvented herself into a (supposedly) darker, edgier Swift. The ploy has worked. Swift's newest musical outing, "Reputation," has spent the past three weeks at number one and is well on track to become one of the biggest albums of the year.
This may have been the motivation behind Twitter user Nutella's question, "Name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift."
And when Twitter responded, boy did it respond.
As it turns out, there are lots of bitches way badder than Taylor Swift, and some of them aren’t even human.
Like this Twitter user's answer to the query.
Her cat? Her cat can’t even really be classified as a “bitch,” because Felis catus is wildly incompatible with canis lupus familiaris (dog). They aren’t even in the same family tree, but if she feels this way, she feels this way… we guess.
Other Twitter users had more serious answers to the query. And by serious, we mean historical.
Umm, why didn’t we learn about her in Pirates of the Caribbean? They had all kinds of undead pirates on there, not to mention mermaids and the occasional goddess, but they didn’t see fit to include this actual goddess?
This Twitter user highlighted a renegade, a trailblazer, an actual freaking hero.
So she killed 10 men in duels and seduced a nun? And burned down a church, you say?
Fighting the man, taking the woman.
Some responses were stories we already knew, but were pleasantly surprised to encounter again.
Lest we forget, Ida B. Wells was freaking amazing. Without her seminal work on lynching, we would not have as complete an understanding of the processes of oppression in the American South.
Wells, during her lifetime, proved that lynching was actually a method of oppressing black people rather than punishment for crimes, as it had so often been claimed. Hero.