Wednesday Reads

This prick, right here:

It is 14/88…

Meanwhile…

After reading that tweet, I actually felt sick to my stomach.

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Geez, what an asshole.

This is an open thread.


12 Comments on “Wednesday Reads”

  1. bostonboomer says:

  2. NW Luna says:

    The Karen meme has been misogynist from the get-go, originating from an anonymous male Reddit user, Fuck_You_Karen, who was angry at his ex-wife, named Karen, for taking custody of his children. In 2017, his misogynist rants became a subreddit, r/FuckYouKaren.

    Recently, the meaning of “Karen” was said to refer specifically to middle class, middle aged white women who are so entitled they ask to speak to the manager when perturbed, but has since morphed into a specifically racist white woman, who “weaponizes” white, female fragility against largely black men. This connects to sexist tropes that claim women use their emotions, vulnerability, and tears to manipulate men.

    What began as a joke has become more than that, and has moved into explicitly misogynist (and, in my opinion, dangerous) territory.

    • quixote says:

      Excellent analysis in that article. I’ve been gradually getting more and more allergic to all the memes (it was “Becky” a while ago, wasn’t it?) that focus a weight of contempt on women.

      You know what? If you really want a fun example of entitlement or other bullshit to be outraged about on the web, go find a male example.

      If all you want is to poke outrage at the entitlement, that’ll do just fine for you.

      If it doesn’t feel quite as on-target that way, well, then, congratulations! You’ve outed yourself as a misogynist.

  3. bostonboomer says:

  4. bostonboomer says: