Wonder Woman knows that a sword tucked carefully down the back of a dress can come in handy. Now apparently lots of other women are imagining what that honed steel could do.
Women and girls are popping up for photos on social media with some facsimile of Diana Prince’s handy-dandy sword — known as the “ God killer ” — slipped down the back of their dresses. They’re mostly posing in gowns a bit like the dress Wonder Woman wore in the scene when she attends a party with the sword where she can grab it quickly.
Photos are being posted at #WWGotYourBack, making the point that a good weapon can help a clever girl — and that women can have each other’s backs.
Lots of posers on social media get close to the Diana Prince vibe. Others aren’t quite so relaxed around sharpened edges that could slice skin, so they’ve gone the safety route — with wooden or plastic swords, light sabers, even pool noodles, or just a tattoo.
A post shared by Meredith Mattimoe (@mairzy_doatsy) on Jun 10, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT
#wonderwoman showing us how to be a pretty princess and a force to be reckoned with. #WWgotyourback challenge: accepted!
A post shared by Hayley Kohler (@hayleykohler) on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:05pm PDT
The most badass photo shoot I've ever been a part of. Photo by @CatieOsaurus #WWgotyourback pic.twitter.com/eLR9FsFgwn
I'm not obsessed. We're obsessed. #wonderwoman #Idomyownstunts #wwgotyourback
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I got a rapier tattoo in 2009 (stage combat forever!) and I was adamant the tattoo would be showing in my 2016 wedding #WWgotyourback pic.twitter.com/Mb1WGIYwi8
This girl didn't even wait for the movie! #WWgotyourback pic.twitter.com/o5ww7i17Hn
Some wags made fun of the utter ridiculousness of actually wearing a sword a la Wonder Woman — so they stuck even larger things down their back — like a bow, giant sabers, and ...
Am I doing this meme right, Tay?!?!? #WWgotyourback pic.twitter.com/UXfXuHfdkG
AND MY BOW. #WWgotyourback pic.twitter.com/r7nIFglli6
When you wanna do #WWgotyourback but you're a Harley Quinn cosplayer and this is the "most impressive" weapon you own. #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/5uJd0H0As1