On the Epithet “Karen”

A photo of Kate Gosselin, a bearer of the prototypical “Karen haircut” (Photo by Kathy, CC-BY-2.0)

A recent expose in The New York Times Style Magazine explores the name “Karen” as it came to represent “an entitled and belligerent white woman”. The history of this epithet—and the inherent racism and sexism to the greater concept of “a Karen”—are explored in great detail. Read more about the history and possible utility of the epithet in The New York Times.