Women Named Karen Are Paying A Price For Just Being Karen
Ah the power of a stereotype! What do you think of when some says person "X" is a Karen? Do you know someone who fits the description?
The UK DailyMail reports "women with the name Karen say their love lives have taken a hit since their name became synonymous with pushy, white, racist, middle-aged women. Dating app Wingman asked its users named Karen how their results from the app have changed over the last year, and the Karens report having nearly a third fewer matches this year compared to the same time in 2019"
The Wingman app team says these declines are not system wide but specifically occurred with women named Karen. Women with other spellings of the name—Karin, Carin, Caren—have seen a smaller drop in engagement, but still show a 22 percent decline! That is one powerful stereotype!
BBC-dot-com has an article called "What exactly is a "Karen" and where did the meme come from? It's a good source of info if you are up to speed on your critical memes.