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Tobor_8thMan

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We only have 26 characters in our alphabet. We're told not to use the "R" word, the "N" word, the "F" word, the "C" word, etc. Fu*k that BS. What will be left? Maybe "A" and "E" before these too become forbidden?

However, I've recently become aware of others calling folks "Karen". I even saw a "Karen" Halloween mask.

I know I'm old and remember when limp wristed individuals were called "Nancy", but what is a "Karen"?
 

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It is a stereotypical name associated with rude, insufferable middle-aged white women. Kind of a mutated subspecies of a Soccer Mom. If you are really into depravity, you can search youtube for "Karen Freakout" for a firsthand glimpse into the insanity... Hope this helps!
 

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I don't think there's any age cut-off wrt qualifying for "Karen" status.
All it takes is an insufferable sense of self-entitlement and an over-the-top willingness to express same to anyone within earshot when triggered.

Interestingly, the Census Bureau in their annual list of popular child names said "Karen" has plummeted...
 

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If your wife is white and someone calls her a Karen, does she get to lose her sh*t and act like a Karen because of the racist insult?
 

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Of course, if a man acted like that nobody would feel the need to make up label for it, he'd get away with it as just a personality trait. Sexism in a nut shell.
Disagree. This type of behavior, from a man, would get him labeled a whiny little B.

While agree with you that assertiveness from a man and assertiveness from a woman are often treated very differently by society, being a "Karen" isn't being assertive. It's being an entitled brat.
 

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Disagree. This type of behavior, from a man, would get him labeled a whiny little B.

While agree with you that assertiveness from a man and assertiveness from a woman are often treated very differently by society, being a "Karen" isn't being assertive. It's being an entitled brat.
Nicely mansplained :D
 

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Its time to choose a side @bracconiere You can’t stir the pot while wearing flannel and a man bun

i have chosen the closest thing i can to a side..."you guys" at least you talk smack about InBev....i have yet to meet, or find a forum, where i can talk smack about dope cooks, and drug lords.....Sciencemadness is the closest i've come across....and from what i saw they were no where near as helpful....(i did get a good idea from one of them saying it couldn't be that easy though, like my brewing style! ;))
 

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