Despite Taylor Swift’s grand attempt at rebranding her reputation from “innocent girl who cries teardrops on her guitar while writing love songs in her room” to “bad bitch who sits on golden throne surrounded by snakes,” the internet still doesn’t think she’s that bad.
A hilarious new meme, started after Twitter user “Nutella” challenged people to “Name a badder bitch than Taylor Swift,” has shown that people feel just about anyone — even fictional children’s show star Dora the Explorer — has a more rep as a badass than the singer.
In response to the Taylor tweet, Twitter users eagerly shared other iconic women from the entertainment industry, politics, and history, along with family members, activists, and of course, a few dogs ferociously carrying knives.
Mary J. Blige
…and every other woman entertainer in popular music who used their platform to publicly support Hillary in 2016. https://t.co/HyZ0nWKuPA
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) December 2, 2017
The Soviet 588th Night Bombers aka Night Witches: all women regiment who made nazis scream in terror before blowing them up. These women had a choice of more bombs to kill nazis with or parachutes: they chose bombs. They have a metal song in their honor: https://t.co/EJCzRCbwAr https://t.co/gPDuFu2AhM
— aj 🌹☭ (@aj_the_seeker) December 3, 2017
My grandmother who raised a half dozen kids, only one of which was her own, worked every day of her life. Could drink anyone under the table and survived breast cancer TWICE. And when her body finally gave out and she left us she was more afraid of what we would do without her. https://t.co/EPxKyXkVDb
— Richard Jensen (@RichardJensen46) December 3, 2017
Malala Yousafzai. As a young girl campaigned for right of girls to free education in Pakistan, survived murder attempt by the Taliban for speaking out, became youngest ever Nobel Prize winner and continues to campaign on equality rights and education for women and girls today. https://t.co/VBSTh2uOSb
— NomadicWriter (@NomadicWriter) December 3, 2017
zheng shi was a sex worker in Canton who was captured & wedded to a pirate lord and so quickly proved her ability to command that she took over and at one point commanded 300+ ships with 40,000 men and was so fearsome that she forced china and britain to let her peacefully retire https://t.co/uQXD8JsL1k
— Mike Cernovichy France (@DOGGEAUX) December 2, 2017
Julie d’Aubigny was a French opera singer/swordswoman in the 1600s who killed over ten men in duels over other women and once took holy vows so she could break into a nunnery, sleep with a blonde nun, then burned the church down and escaped with herhttps://t.co/SaGN3FuELu
— ⚔ Julie d’Atmabigny (@Swordwields) December 2, 2017
Phulan Devi was a Dalit (low caste) woman born to a poor rural family in India and was later called a “feminist Robin Hood” for leading low-caste rebellions and robbing rich communities to redistribute to poor Indian communities. https://t.co/8YYYWGcYrv
— Vriddhi / ವೃದ್ಧಿ (@scaryammu) December 3, 2017
While it seems Swift’s actions have still not earned her the title “bad bitch,” her latest album Reputation sold over one million copies in the U.S. its first week, which is pretty impressive.
(Still not as impressive as simply being a mom, though.)