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Author Julie Bindel said calling people ‘Karen’ was sexist and classist – our favourite 5 replies
Author Julie Bindel started quite the debate on Twitter when she called out people who call people ‘Karen’. Specifically, she said this.
Does anyone else think the Karen slur is woman hating and based on class prejudice?
— Julie Bindel (@bindelj) April 5, 2020
And it prompted lots and lots of responses, including plenty from people who agreed with her.
Yes – its sexist, classist and ageist, in that order
Hadley Freeman (@HadleyFreeman) April 5, 2020
But it’s fair to say the majority of people appeared not quite to get it.
If being called Karen is a slur to you I think youll be okay
Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) April 5, 2020
As a Karen can I officially set the record straight
Karen is not a slur
And if you don't agree I need to speak to your manager
— Karen Pollock MBACP (@CounsellingKaz) April 6, 2020
If I wrote a book on how white women weaponise their femininity in addition to their class and racial privilege in order to victimise themselves and cry misogyny when faced with any small amount of critique titled The Karen Slur would you read it? Its lockdown I have time. https://t.co/AWlE1NHNXg
— Scorp:igbo (@VanessaIfeoma) April 5, 2020
If Karen were the same as the N-word youd call it the K-word.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) April 6, 2020
Art Or Not Art (@ArtDecider) April 5, 2020
Oh, and also this.
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