More Bad News For Women Named Karen

A new survey suggests that the popular "Karen" memes have left most people with negative thoughts about the name, associating it with traits like entitlement, obnoxiousness, privilege, and being demanding. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Karen meme has evolved to describe people disagreeing with self-isolation, refusing to wear masks or not agreeing with social distancing. The survey found that 69% of adults aged 40 to 54 would not name their child Karen due to the associated connotations, and would be concerned when having to talk to someone with the name. A further 6% would not want to be matched with someone called Karen on dating apps, and 18% would feel uneasy if their mother-in-law had the name.​​​​​​ Despite holding these beliefs, only 45% of people said they knew someone with the name. So how did the name Karen go from a popular baby name in the 1950s to a demeaning term today? It all started in 2005, when comedian Dane Cook performed a comedy sketch in which Karen is defined as “that friend nobody likes.” From there, the term became the standard for indicating a white woman of privilege being overly demanding. Karen has now replaced the 2016 derogatory term made popular by singer BeyoncĂ©, “Becky with the good hair.”

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

On This Day

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

Fact of the Day

In Japan, if a working day falls between two public holidays, that working day becomes an additional holiday by law, also known as “Citizen’s Holiday.”

Nature Oddities

When jaguars eat the leaves of the yaje plant, the are affected in much the same way as domesticated cats are affected by catnip.

Food and Drink

Tater tots were invented in 1953 when Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. The product was first offered commercially in stores in 1956.
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