This is one story you might think wouldn’t go over well, given the circumstances.
In what is surely satire, a new Twitter account under the name “EmillySwaven,” which follows no one, tweeted a “Karen” meme making the rounds, declaring the “K-word is stronger than the n-word.”
“Yes. The K-word is stronger than the n-word, at least currently,” the tweet declared. “Misogyny and patriarchy has been around longer than slavery. Just don’t use either, ok?”
Yes. The K-word is stronger than the n-word, at least currently. Misogyny and patriarchy has been around longer than slavery. Just don’t use either, ok? pic.twitter.com/nZ6mTpf945
— EmillySwaven (@EmillySwaven) April 19, 2020
The meme reads: “‘Karen’ is a sexist and racist term equivalent to the n-word for white women. Calling a woman ‘Karen’ is an attempt to get rid of women’s right to stand up for themselves.”
What’s not lost here is a continued effort on the left to control language and thought, with unhinged liberals determining what is and is not acceptable to say — which is not to suggest that it’s up for debate on whether the n-word should be uttered.
On this note, Kurt Schlichter, a conservative columnist responded to the tweet to declare: “I have a different view. How about I say whatever the hell I want to whether you like it or not? How’s that, Karen?”
I have a different view. How about I say whatever the hell I want to whether you like it or not? How’s that, Karen? https://t.co/jjGhT9QUWJ
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 20, 2020
As for the use of the name “Karen,” here’s a little history from The Guardian:
“Karen” is commonly used in the US to refer to a strident middle-class white woman who talks down to people of color, usually in serving-staff positions. But the term was never just about racial oppression. As Vox wrote in its extremely extensive history of the trope, the comedian Dane Cook was using it in his act in 2005: “Every [friendship] group has a Karen, and she’s always a bag of douche.”
It’s not like there aren’t enough political minefields to traverse these days without an emphasis on common names not allowed.
On a positive note, with the country shut down and everyone essentially quarantined at home, perusing the entertaining responses to the story is a great way to burn a little time.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:
I rotate between Karen, Susan, and Deborah! And then Karen actually became a thing! I died ☠ we internet trolls win again 🤣😂
— Christina Ace (@ace_christina) April 20, 2020
It is, but it’s still funny. I could see some being sincere about that.
— Eric Olson (@EricOlson18) April 20, 2020
Oh, my gawd, I know an “Emily!”
— Resolute (@juliefleming07) April 20, 2020
Some Karens are named Emily…
— Jeff Duncan (@Eyedocduncan) April 20, 2020
I think that would be…
— Robb Cabansag (@RobbCab) April 20, 2020
Does anyone know the genesis of this? Who used Karen as a derogatory name first? Can it be traced?
— High Tension Wires (@davidwi32478240) April 20, 2020
Well, it is ruining the life of every Karen. Though I’m sure the occasional Karen deserves it.
— TimVanMartin (@TimVanMartin) April 20, 2020
So Karen says we shouldn’t use Karen because Karen is what?
— J.A. Schau (@ImJASchau) April 20, 2020
Sing it loud!!! pic.twitter.com/GXAFf9iekM
— Rudy Trumbauer (@theFinFred) April 20, 2020
Learn how to code and do something worth while Karen
— Dan Nassimbene (@DanNassimbene) April 20, 2020
— Robert the Republican (@RealRebTevye) April 20, 2020
My dog’s name is Karen. Lol pic.twitter.com/vMH0pyZrf7
— Liberty (@UKwildcat77) April 20, 2020
Parody or not, Kurt’s message
Our minds are controlled when we accept forced definitions of words imposed upon us. I reject PC terms and prefer to call a spade a spade. You are right, Kurt. Thanks for speaking the truth.
— Alex_D (@AlexD98726952) April 20, 2020
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