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What's the male version of being a "Karen"?

There isn't one.

I think the term was coined with good intention - to call out the entitled abusers of privilege - but is now overused and I fear it's becoming just another tool to shame women for having opinions.
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Bubbles · 31-35, F
I think the name Chad has always been thrown around as a name that people stereotype as a certain way.
PoizonApple · 41-45, F
[@348601,Bubbles] Ok I've heard that... I think.
[@348601,Bubbles] there is an organ between the male testicles and arsehole with the same name. 😂😂
Lilymoon · 46-50, F
How about an A-hole? Haha
PoizonApple · 41-45, F
[@1141547,Lilymoon] a classic
Lilymoon · 46-50, F
[@336933,PoizonApple] 👍
SumKindaMunster · 51-55, M

I'll take it a step further, it's a racist stereotype now.
Tsondru · M
[@622788,SumKindaMunster] I have met nonwhite Karen’s
SumKindaMunster · 51-55, M
[@336933,PoizonApple] David Duke? Why are you bringing him up?
SumKindaMunster · 51-55, M
[@925332,Tsondru] I'm sure you have. What's the epitome of a "Karen" though? Describe her appearance as you see a Karen in your mind.
TooStuffedToMove · 36-40
I always believed it was Kevin
PoizonApple · 41-45, F
[@905231,TooStuffedToMove] I haven't heard that one
Doomflower · 36-40, F
[@905231,TooStuffedToMove] that one sounds about right.
RubySoo · 51-55, F
[@905231,TooStuffedToMove] me too.
plungesponge · 36-40, M
Right now, there is real violence happening in the Karen State and the Karen National Union. 🤣
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
I think Chad about covers it.
Reject · 26-30, M
The closest I can think of is “mansplaining”.
Doomflower · 36-40, F
[@471800,Reject] Adolf and Donald come to mind
PoizonApple · 41-45, F
[@471800,Reject] I was thinking about it and you're right. Mansplaining is equivalent to Karen.
Reject · 26-30, M
[@336933,PoizonApple] Yeah! I mean the male version of an entitled abuser of privilege does sound about right for mansplaining. The main difference is it’s just not a name. I’ve seen a lot of expamples in the comments, but none of them are quite as prevalent as Karen. 😅 That name is so bad now I remember reading in stats Canada that not one baby has been named “Karen” Since November 13, 2019.
Jessichaos · 22-25, F
I mean I got called a Karen for calling out a dude asking stupid questions, saying I was a Karen looking for reasons to excommunicate. 🤣 It's losing any useful meaning.
PoizonApple · 41-45, F
[@1121945,Jessichaos] you're right about that
Doomflower · 36-40, F
It's too much like how incels call handsome guys "Chad" and hot girls "Stacy" and regular girls "Rebecca."

It has ruined a name, several hairstyles, and asking to speak to management if you're upset about some service.
PoizonApple · 41-45, F
[@85866,Doomflower] I have to say I've never heard the Stacy and Rebecca thing
Doomflower · 36-40, F
[@336933,PoizonApple] I am a fan of r/inceltear, r/niceguys, r/creepypms, r/neckbeards, etc. Sometimes depending on the group the names change. I think I've also heard hot girls called "Ashley" as well.
Jessichaos · 22-25, F
[@85866,Doomflower] You truly love to wade in the swamps of humanity lol.

But, hey, I love those subs too so what does that say about me?
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We used to call them crackheads
ragingfire · 31-35, M

Grateful4you · 61-69, M
[@429468,ragingfire] Some are called Darrens. Quite frankly, I don't find these maladaptive, ridiculous behaviors funny. The quality of a civilization is defined by it's seeking beauty, transcending that which is pedestrian, hateful, loud and hurtful. When we display these behaviors we encourage and become just as much a participant in what we pretend to disdain.
IssaJoke · C
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Iamonfire666 · 31-35, F
Definitely a Richard and if Richard and Karen had a son his name would be Chad. Their daughter’s name would be Becky.

Sorry to anyone that has those names 😂
Doomflower · 36-40, F
[@10165,Iamonfire666] I met a Chad in real life the other day and couldn't stop thinking about incels.
Iamonfire666 · 31-35, F
[@85866,Doomflower] definitely a Chad for sure.
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M

Dick probably covers it, but it is more broadly applied
what about Bubba?
Lilymoon · 46-50, F
[@449169,YourMomsForbiddenCrush] Lmao

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