• Twitter Trend: Historic Bitches Badder Than Taylor Swift – Complementarians And Anti-Feminists Really Seem To Hate These Sorts of Lists

• Twitter Trend: Historic Bitches Badder Than Taylor Swift – Complementarians Really Seem To Hate These Sorts of Lists

Before I get to the list of Bad Ass Historic women, let me say I’ve noticed that complementarian MEN (and my fellow conservatives who hate feminism) hate lists, articles, or blog posts about women in the news who are, or who have, been successful.

They amazingly even express disdain, hostility, or disgust over fictional women characters at times. I remember when the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie starring Gal Gadot was released in summer of 2017, some of my fellow right wingers online dismissed, criticized, or sneered feminists (or any women) being happy about seeing a strong woman lead in a super hero action film.

How petty are you (and how sexist are you) that you can’t be happy that some women are happy over seeing more strong or meaningful women leads in movies or television shows?

Please note: I myself do not identify as “feminist” because that term is most closely associated by a lot of people with liberalism or with the Democratic Party. I’ve been right wing my whole life and to this point have always voted Republican.

However, I don’t think feminists (liberal or otherwise) are always wrong all the time on every issue.

I’ve noticed that a lot of anti-feminism conservatives and Christian gender complementarians hate that women have accomplished things, surpassed men at anything, or who have shown physical feats of strength, or that the media or anyone on blogs or social media mention such female accomplishments. Such stories really annoy or infuriate them.

I take it they (the anti feminism types) want to live in a world where only the accomplishments or feats of men are celebrated – why is that?

Society has always mentioned and celebrated male accomplishments. It’s not like men have been ignored or brushed aside in any of this.

Why are complementarians or anti-feminism conservatives so very disturbed by anyone noticing women breaking records, women doing well in certain careers, or women encountering other sorts of success in what ever area of life?

If you are a complementarian man, should you not be celebrating that God created women to be strong, funny, smart, competent, and so on?

Women are God’s creation. Why would you begrudge anyone publicizing or mentioning women being good at anything?

Why would you, if you are a complementarian and/or an anti-feminist (you detest women being given a level playing field to men) equate or perceive women accomplishing things in the world to be a case of women “trying to be like men”?

Who says being talented at something is “masculine,” or who says being successful in life or work is something only men can, or should do, or aspire to?

God did not grant intelligence, physical strength, or cleverness to men only.

In the Bible, the Apostle Paul praised women he knew of who had been successful at sharing the Gospel, or at other things.

So, you have “biblical” examples of a man congratulating women on their successes, so what is your excuse for refusing to do this for women as well, or for throwing a juvenile hissy fit when you see a woman’s success being  publicly honored?

Moving right along to the main point of this post.

This was actually a trending topic on Twitter:

Historic Bitches Badder Than Taylor Swift

on AV Club:

Turns out that history is full of bitches badder than Taylor Swift

on Twitchy:

Twitter gave a BRUTAL history lesson to the woman who asked, ‘Name a b*tch badder than Taylor Swift’

Ben Shapiro rattled off a few other women:

Text of Tweet:
Ben Shapiro
Retweeted Nutella

Hannah Szenes was a paratrooper during WWII from British Palestine, dropped into Hungary to help smuggle out Jews. She was captured and tortured. She never revealed any information to the Nazis. She was executed by firing squad. Her poetry survives.

Someone responding to Shapiro said:

Fleur Hassan-Nahoum‏ @FleurHassanN
Replying to @benshapiro @americanshomer
Dr Ruth, before she became a famous sex therapist was a holocaust survivor who immigrated to pre state Israel joined the Hagannah and was a sniper in the Israeli war of independence #thatsbadass 

You can (and totally should) visit the Twitchy page to see even more examples. Those are but a few I grabbed from their page.

Turns out that history is full of bitches badder than Taylor Swift

Listen, no offense to Taylor Swift—building a $280 million media empire at 27 years old is an impressive achievement—but, no matter how many shades darker she takes her lipstick, she will never be “pirate queen of the South China Sea” badass. Over the weekend, this point was made over and over again, in a rare moment of Twitter turning sarcasm and spite into something inspirational and informative. (Usually it’s the other way around.)

Sparked by a simple act of Taylor Swift superfandom from an account with the mysterious, mouthwatering sobriquet “Nutella,” the meme earnestly heeds the call to “name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift.”

Amid the jars of mayonnaise and jokes about Pop Tarts, responses to that initial tweet also contain fascinating mini-women’s history lessons, highlighting generals, warriors, moguls, explorers, snipers, three different pirate queens, and a gin and tonic-slurping WWII resistance courier.

From ancient Britain to 17th-century Africa to the Philippines circa 1896, history has been full of bad bitches. Let us now celebrate just a few.

[a sample or two from that page]

Tweet reads:

Catherine @catinthehat1003

Sarla Thakral was the first Indian woman to fly. She earned an aviation license in 1936 at age 21 and flew a Gypsy Moth solo.

Tweet reads:

Music Box Theatre @musicboxtheatre

Hedy Lamarr, considered the most beautiful actress of the 1930s/40s and the inspiration for Catwoman and Disney’s Snow White, perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII, which formed the basis of cellphone, WiFi and bluetooth technology.

Tweet reads:

Hanna Alkaf @yesitshanna

Cik Siti Wan Kembang was a 16th century Malaysian queen who led an army of female warriors on horseback to defend her territories when called for, wielding a sword and mystical powers. She refused to marry; instead she adopted a daughter, Puteri Saadong, to rule after her.

Tweet reads

by Blake
Grace O’Malley

16th c. Irish pirate queen. “More than twenty years after her death, an English lord deputy of Ireland recalled her ability as a leader of fighting men, noting the fame she still had among the Irish people.”

Visit the page to read all the other examples


More On This Blog:

The Flip Side of Toxic Masculinity: Conservatives and Anti-Feminists Have a Desire and Tendency to Depict All Women as Needy, Weak Vessels In Need of Perpetual Rescuing By Big, Strong, Capable Men

Part 2: Contradictory Expectations For Both Sexes by Christian Gender Complementarians: Are Women Weak, Vulnerable, Or Strong?

Mercury 13’ Review: Grounded Aspirations

Examples of Girls and Women Being Assertive at Work, in Life, Women as Rescuers and Heroines

Viking Warrior Discovered in Sweden Was a Woman, Researchers Confirm

Gender Complementarianism Does Not Adequately Address, or Address At All, Incompetent, Loser, Or Incapacitated Men

Yes, Complementarianism Infantilizes Women – and the Complementarian Tie-Breaking Vote Doctrine

Christian Gender Complementarianism is Christian-Endorsed Codependency for Women (And That’s Not A Good Thing)

The Shifting Goal Posts of Complementarianism Show How Bankrupt It Is

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