A good explanation of who Karen is, can be found here. From that link, from time magazine……….
“Karen” has become synonymous with the persona of an annoying entitled, woman, according to the internet’s meme database, KnowYourMeme, which says the meme may have first come about because of its association with Mean Girls’ ditzy, popular high school character Karen Smith.
Bolding is mine.
Let’s just take a second to bask in that great big irony that is male centered society calling women ANNOYING and ENTITLED.
Karens laughing at the annoying, entitled menz.
Karen is almost universally white, as well, because everything is our fault.
The bad economy, male terrorism, wars, hangnails, cancer, hangovers, erectile dysfunction, whatever the problem is, you can bet that it’s KAREN.
Meanwhile, governments that are majority white and male create scarcity, utilize austerity, and hoard resources, distributing them among themselves, leaving a pile of bodies of the people that they are murdering with their greed. The bodies are mostly female, but alas, there is no universally named meme for the white males that consume and destroy everything in their wake.
Women always are saddled with blame from male society, that is always structured in a way that insures males have all of the power, yet, they fault women for every bad decision, managing to avoid any responsibility. Nothing is ever the fault of males. This applies to all patriarchal societies, no matter race, ethnicity, religion, etc.
But in the majority of industrial countries, it is the evil white woman. She runs everything, holds all resources, has resting bitch face. She is responsible for racism, she controls the male supremacy movement. Whatever white males do, he is just a helpless puppet in the hands of the true puppet master, who is KAREN.
Let’s look at who and what Karen really is.
As storyendingnever states in her blog post, “Ask a White Woman”…………………..
“But here’s the thing. When you look at reality and how people behave when not fired up by agenda, you will notice that all people know that white women are the most harmless, most innocuous, and possibly the most do-gooder, free-help-providing and activating people in the world. White women are safe.“
“ I am always asked for information, directions, reassurance. I am always assumed to be the docent in a museum, the librarian in a library, the local person. I’m never in uniform. I don’t necessarily walk around with an air of confidence or knowing. I am not especially tall or striking in appearance. But I am safe to approach. People just know that I won’t beat them, rape them, murder them, steal their money, take them hostage.“
And there is a historical precedent for white women being viewed this way.
Women that fought to end slavery. A bunch of Karens.
Astronauts. Thirteen Karens.*
Planned Parenthood. Founded by 3 Karens.
And here is video of a Karen, who valiantly disrupted a party celebrating that misogynist, sexist XY troll that hates women, especially when they are pregnant.
Karen is usually depicted as yelling at helpless employees for no good reason, demanding discounts unreasonably, or asking to see the manager.
And while I know that there are definitely women that can be complete assholes, we all know that women, by and large, do not stomp around in public, throwing tantrums. Karen is a basic male tool, used to keep the unfuckable, over 30 year old white woman, from getting too uppity. We are to be quiet, to blend in, and to never make a fuss, because a woman that has an opinion and the courage to not only vocalize it, but to be angry while doing it, makes boners sad, floppy, and irritated.
I am Karen. I have opinions. I am annoyingly entitled to reproductive freedom, basic necessities, and liberation from male rule, not just for me, but for all women and girls and I talk about it, and I am naturally a loud talker, so that makes the boners extra floppy and extra sad.
I am also working on a comprehensive list of why PIV is part and parcel of the centuries long male exploitation of women, and why we should avoid it, if possible. I will be leaving it in restrooms, too, and also signing it as KAREN.
I am proud to be in a group of women that is articulate, unafraid, and scares males so badly that they had to turn us into a fucking meme, as if standing up for myself and my sisters is something to be ashamed of. So when a male accuses me of being a Karen, or says “ok, Karen”, I understand that this is just another one of multiple ways in which he thinks he is putting me in my place in an attempt to shut me down, because he is afraid of what we will do if he doesn’t successfully shame us into silence.
I am an unstoppable female force, I am proud and not afraid. Along with claiming what is mine, I encourage my sisters to do the same. I am loud, take up space, unapologetic, intelligent, I will not be a doormat to any male and it is my personal mission to subvert their systems and means of subjugating us.
I am Karen. And anyone that doesn’t like it can go fuck themselves.
Jayne (aka Karen. Killing boners since 1972.)
*I didn’t want to put it in the post proper, but it was a Karen that funded the first female astronauts when NASA refused to do so. I talked about the Mercury 13 in a radical wrap up post, and the article linked there named the woman that provided the funding. But I couldn’t find the wrap up, and when I attempted to find her name, all I could find was that Mercury 13 were “privately funded”.