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.
Is it misogynist? The term implies that it about hating all women. In this case, not all women are Karens, so the assertion falls apart there. Furthermore, I am not sure that people really hate Karens, though many surely dislike them.
What began as a joke has become more than that, and has moved into explicitly misogynist (and, in my opinion, dangerous) territory.
What exactly is dangerous about it? It accurately describes a class of women, one that is unflattering. So where is the danger?
“Becky,” which originated as a means to refer to basic white women — the Uggs-wearing, Starbucks-buying, pumpkin spice-loving kind — probably young, probably blonde, probably not working class. Like “Karen,” I never found this to be particularly offensive, as I had little desire to defend boring people who love Starbucks, but what was once a joke has become something much more egregious.
I might agree that these types of women are boring, but what is her problem with them? Perhaps many are not woke enough.
This has little to do with race, and everything to do with a progressive left that has adopted woman-hating as political virtue signalling.
So it a problem that they are not woke enough. The left is eating their own. Let this be a lesson to all.
Last week, journalist and editor Jonathan Kay tweeted a “Wanted” poster he’d come across in Toronto, depicting a young, blonde, white woman. The text below her face mocked her as a “Basic Bitch” — privileged, entitled, and unwoke. The image and text presents “Becky” as dangerous — the new enemy. The A.C.A.B. (All Cops Are Bastards) logo on the poster implies it likely was produced and distributed by young anarchist men. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they were white men, considering the face of groups (or non-groups, depending on who you ask) like Antifa.
She is right about that. Antifa is really white. And Becky is probably privileged, entitled and woke, though just not woke enough.
The trend of presenting women as a threat extends beyond Becky and Karen. In recent years, Antifa, anarchists, trans activists, and leftists have targeted feminists who question the impact of gender identity ideology on women’s rights as dangerous — even more so than male predators.
So what exactly does “male predators” have to do with this? Furthermore, what archly are these “male predators”? Oddly enough, she doesnt like being bullied for not being woke enough. Imagine that.
As a result, reversing this claim to say “Kill TERFs” or to show up at events discussing gender identity with cardboard guillotines with the words “TERFs and SWERFs step right up” written on them has become an acceptable form of “activism.”
Probably she would agree with the tactics if she agreed with the cause. What do you think?
A few years ago, trans activists and their progressive allies adopted the term “cis” to refer to those whose “gender identity matches their sex.” Putting aside the fact that no one’s “gender identity” matches their sex, as whether or not a person is male or female has nothing to do with whether or not they identify with a list of sexist gender stereotypes, the term “cis” is said to denote “privilege.”
I am kind of thinking that lots of people’s gender identity match their sex. The above logic os completed and tortured, and I am not sure how “cis” comes out as privileged. Perhaps this is an example where these types try to baffle people with fancy sounding BS.
Understanding one is female does not make a woman “privileged,” it makes her a sane human being.
I will let you mull that one over.
Just as we are now to believe “Becky” and “Karen” are so dangerous they deserve to be hated, harassed, and destroyed.
Let’s face it. Guys don’t have any hope of “destroying” this types. I am thinking that they are rather satisfied by just pointing them out.
This here is a sample of how many of these people think. They would not be so out of place in the French Revolution.
Exit Question — How many Gender Studies types does it take to change a light bulb (incandescent, not LED)?