She's rude. She's got a bad haircut. And she will, indeed, be speaking to your manager. We've finally arrived at everyone's favourite pejorative, "Karen". The most contemptible lady in America today, Karen has had a bit of a reverse trajectory in popular culture. Hannah and Maia discuss the dual role that Karen occupies on our feeds, from the "can I speak to your manager" meme to her more insidious form as a 'Miss Ann', and the throughline of entitlement that runs between them. To what degree can we critique elements of ageism/misogyny embedded in the Karen meme, while unpacking the very devastating consequences that "white women tears" have had, both historically and imminently, on BIPOC living in the United States? It's time to rehash. Support us on Patreon and get juicy bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/rehashpodcast Intro and Outro song produced by our talented friend Ian Mills: https://linktr.ee/ianmillsmusic SOURCES: Henry Goldblatt, “A Brief History of ‘Karen’” (2020), The New York Times Evan Nicole Brown, “Will It Take a Clever Acronym to Stop Racially Motivated 911 Calls?” (2020), The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/briefing/caren-act-911-san-francisco.html  Robin Queen, “How ‘Karen’ went from a popular baby name to a stand-in for white entitlement” (2020), The Conversation https://theconversation.com/how-karen-went-from-a-popular-baby-name-to-a-stand-in-for-white-entitlement-139644  Hadley Freeman, “The ‘Karen’ meme is everywhere - and it has become mired in sexism” (2020), The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/apr/13/the-karen-meme-is-everywhere-and-it-has-become-mired-in-sexism Aja Romano, “Karen: The anti-vaxxer soccer mom with speak-to-the-manager hair, explained”, (2020), Vox https://www.vox.com/2020/2/5/21079162/karen-name-insult-meme-manager  “What’s In A ‘Karen’?, (2020) Code Switch https://www.npr.org/transcripts/891177904  Aja Romano “How ‘Karen’ became a symbol of racism”, (2020) Vox https://www.vox.com/21317728/karen-meaning-meme-racist-coronavirus  “The Murder of Emmett Till”, PBS https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/till-timeline/ 

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Rehash: The podcast about the social media phenomenons that strike a nerve in our culture, only to be quickly forgotten - but we think are due for a revisiting. Hosted by Maia (Broey Deschanel) and Hannah Raine Find us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rehashpodcast