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What does it mean to be a ‘Karen’? Karens explain

9 mins | May 16, 2020
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A popular meme about privileged white women has taken on a new meaning online. "It has in some ways been a wake-up call. I never want to be 'a Karen' in the way the meme suggests and, since it's my name, I think about this often. It has helped me really appreciate the advantages that I have in life, and emboldened me to speak out when I see people being ignored or disadvantaged." Elle Hunt, writing in the Guardian, explains it's origins.
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