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Why We Should Stop Calling Women “Karens”

A name should not be a judgmental slur

To all the wonderful women named Karen, I think society or the media owes you an apology.

I’m sure you’ve noticed, people are using your name as a term for an overly-demanding, privileged white woman. There are a few theories of how this happened.



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Anne Emerick

Programmer by day. Author by night. As I put on running tights, I imagine I’m a superhero. Creator of and No-Work Spanish.