Mirror, mirror, on the wall, RIP to the fan who thought Taylor Swift was the baddest bitch of all.
Last month, Twitter user @xnulz challenged the internet to “name a bitch badder” than Taylor Swift. This weekend (I don’t know why it all went down this particular weekend; social media works in mysterious ways), a rousing chorus of Twitter users clapped back with answers.
Twitter users flooded poor @xnulz’s mentions with tweet after tweet chock-full of bad bitches—many of whom were historymaking women of color. Below is a sampling of those life-giving tweets, featuring an Angolan queen, a black anarchist, a Chinese pirate and an enslaved black woman who sued for her freedom:
Of course, Twitter being Twitter, not all the responses were about real women.
And then there are the ordinary heroines among us, like the lady who gives you extra nuggets at Wendy’s. I don’t know if the woman referred to below is a woman of color, but she’s always a contender in the bad-bitch contest in my book.