This Feminist Twist On “The Princess Bride” Will Give You Life

Gender equality? As you wish…

1. Canadian writer Anne Thériault recently took to Twitter to vent her frustration over Time magazine including the word “feminist” in a poll on words that should be banned.

2. And her reference to The Princess Bride created something beautiful.

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4. People quickly responded with feminist twists on classic The Princess Bride quotes.

5. And #FeministPrincessBride was born.

"Patwiarchy, Patwiarchy, bwings us togever today. Patwiarchy, that cursed awangement, that scheme wiffin a scheme." #feministprincessbride

— John Muller (@mrjohnmuller)

Vizzini: I'M AN ALLY Inigo: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. #FeministPrincessBride

— Arturo R. Garcia (@aboynamedart)

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - Never go in against a Feminist when equal rights are on the line! #feministprincessbride

— Lez_Brarian (@Lez_Brarian)

@anne_theriault No more sexism, and I mean it! Anybody want a peanut? #feministprincessbride

— laurie petrou (@lauriepetrou)

11. The already-wonderful quotes were made even better with a feminist slant.

@anne_theriault Feminism is Equality. Anyone who says different is trying to sell you something. #FeministPrincessBride

— Krystel Rose (@Zendarenn)

"Sonny, feminism is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich." #feministprincessbride

— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault)

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You denied my mother equal pay. Prepare to be on the wrong side of history. #feministprincessbride

— Sam Ladner (@sladner)

Inhale this, but do not touch. - I smell nothing. What you do not smell is called patriarchy. #feministprincessbride

— Bronwyn. Really. (@beetrix)

“When he was saying ‘As you wish,’ what he meant was, ‘I respect your needs and desires as an independent woman.’” #feministprincessbride

— Josh Rosenau (@JoshRosenau)

"Feminism isn't dead, it's only half-dead." #feministprincessbride

— Eliza Cussen (@ElizaCussen)

18. And they were all ~inconceivably~ on point.

"Ethics in game journalism"? I do not believe that phrase means what you think it means. #feministprincessbride #GamerGate

— Felicity Tarnell (@evilfelicity)

"For the last time, surrender your rights!" "DEATH FIRST!" #FeministPrincessBride

— Missy (@missykaybm)


— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault)

"Those are the shrieking trolls. They always grow louder when they're about to invalidate a woman's opinion!" #feministprincessbride

— Elizabeth Vail (@AnimeJune)

You're goddam right, "as I wish." #feministprincessbride

— Blacksparrow (@theviviakay)

23. Basically the only thing better than The Princess Bride is #FeministPrincessBride.

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