OK, so back in early November, a fan of Taylor Swift asked their Twitter followers to "name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift." Twitter: @xnulz The post garnered nearly 5,000 replies. And as expected, the snarky responses rolled in. Twitter: @ChrisWDay1983 But then something kind of amazing happened. Twitter: @dabnorfish Twitter began sharing and celebrating the stories of "bad bitches" and incredible women throughout history who've been overlooked and underappreciated. Twitter: @fieldcrow The thread turned into a potent and powerful history lesson featuring 16th-century warriors... Twitter: @TheOblongata ...Indian aviation pioneers... Twitter: @catinthehat1003 ...anti-colonialist resistance fighters... Twitter: @hereticpharoah ...and groundbreaking gender pioneers. Twitter: @richmondie There were ancient pharoahs. Twitter: @hereticpharoah And Holocaust survivors. Twitter: @jestpier And a woman who KILLED GODDAMN NAZIS WITH A TANK. Twitter: @shonan_naminori Some, like Nellie Bly, fought to expose injustices. Twitter: @DorianZane777 Others, like Kathrine Switzer, broke barriers and fought for rights that we now take for granted. Twitter: @catinthehat1003 Many, like Sophie Scholl, gave up their lives in the pursuit of their causes. Twitter: @catinthehat1003 Twitter: @katasher Some of the stories were personal: Twitter: @shortyblueyee5 And often they were more than a little surprising: Twitter: @jestpier The whole damn thread is worth a read. (And has already inspired me to update my Amazon wish list!) So, moral of the story: There are MANY bad bitches out there — including Taylor Swift, sure — and we should do better at recognizing and remembering all their incredible stories.