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Wonder Woman's Sword Trick Has Inspired a Badass Social Media Movement

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Warning: this post contains spoilers for Wonder Woman.

If you’re one of the millions of people who’s seen Wonder Woman since its release, then you’ll be familiar with a pivotal scene in which Diana Prince nearly kills General Erich Ludendorff with a sword tucked into her dress. Just as Diana begins to pull out the sword, she’s stopped by the well-intentioned Steve Trevor. After watching the scene, however, you were probably wondering how the heck she was able to pull the sword out from the back of her dress, right?

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Well, as it turns out, it’s not that difficult! On social media, women are showing off their re-creations of the stealthy move. Presumably using toy swords, these women are finding that the move just requires some flexible and careful arm movements.

A post shared by Nicole Williams (@nwilliams316) on Jun 10, 2017 at 8:31am PDT

Following some early re-creations, people started sharing pictures of their sword-adorned dresses with the hashtag #WWGotYourBack. What’s more, women are getting creative with their “weapons” of choice. For example, one woman even used Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. Another woman tried it with a pool noodle because, well, safety first.

Ultimately, the social media challenge really demonstrates the connection female viewers, in particular, had with Wonder Woman and its protagonist. It’s also just a fun way to observe people’s creativity at work.

A post shared by Hayley Kohler (@hayleykohler) on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:05pm PDT

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