The Malignant Uses of the Karen meme

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It's fun to make fun of middle aged white women known as "Karens."

But besides the delightful age-ism/ sexism that would never be allowed against any other identity group, there is another reason why the meme exploded this year from a hundred thousand to almost 3 million social media mentions in the first six months of 2020. Separating white suburban women from the rest of the Trump resistance is just another example of the divide and conquer strategy that the right has always and often effectively deployed against the diverse left.

Read the rest of my analysis here.

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