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What's the male equivalent of a "Karen"?

A Gary?

A Steve?

A Scott?

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by Anonymousreply 104/07/2020

Robert or "Bob."

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by Anonymousreply 404/07/2020

Billy. Come ON people. Billy.

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by Anonymousreply 604/07/2020

If there was a poll, I would vote Kevin.

by Anonymousreply 704/07/2020

R6, Doug's a good one!

by Anonymousreply 804/07/2020

Mark (but not Marc).

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by Anonymousreply 1004/07/2020

Another vote for Kevin.

by Anonymousreply 1104/07/2020

And, what is the meaning of a "Karen"?

by Anonymousreply 1204/07/2020

Greg. As in "Greg seethed quietly, lips pursed, as he waited for his cappuccino at Starbucks. How long should a simple coffee drink take? " or "Greg was not pleased with the new Italian place down the street. He had sampled the food and found it too flavorful, as opposed to the lightly seasoned dishes Mother used to make. He would be sure to let his feelings known on Yelp ".

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Anthony (but not Tony)



by Anonymousreply 1804/07/2020

Whatever OP's name is.

by Anonymousreply 1904/07/2020

More updated version: Tyler.

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by Anonymousreply 2304/07/2020

Vice President Pence

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Donald, obviously

by Anonymousreply 2504/07/2020

Barren. Incapable of sustaining life, like Karen.

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by Anonymousreply 2704/07/2020

Todd. Definitely Todd.

by Anonymousreply 2804/07/2020

Full names where a friendlier shorter version could be used. Like Robert, james, richard. So from the above I’ll concur with Richard because she really is a dick.

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Mike or Bob

by Anonymousreply 3104/07/2020

Todd. Definitely Todd.

by Anonymousreply 3204/07/2020

We nonikaren's know a karen when we encounter a karen. It's none of your business.

by Anonymousreply 3304/07/2020

^ non-karen's

by Anonymousreply 3404/07/2020

R24 for wit and wisdom

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by Anonymousreply 3604/07/2020

All the Kevins I've ever known were Karens

by Anonymousreply 3704/07/2020

they would beg ay and go by there full name I.E.

Michael Robert Gregory Jonathan,etc.

by Anonymousreply 3804/07/2020

Let's face it: Brad.

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A male Karen is a Chad

by Anonymousreply 4004/07/2020

R40 beat me o it.

Definitely, Chad

by Anonymousreply 4104/07/2020

Thank you R41

Now that we have that settled...

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by Anonymousreply 4404/07/2020

It is not “settled,” Todd.

by Anonymousreply 4504/07/2020

Do you know who I am R45?

by Anonymousreply 4604/07/2020

Todd? Are you crazy R45?

by Anonymousreply 4704/07/2020

Muriel, can I speak with you a minute. You are the manager here, right?

That homosexual man at R44 was being very rude to my husband Chad.

I'm sure he has no idea who Chad is and how quickly his firm can write up a law suit.

And you know, there's a little something for you in it if you make him go away.

Thanks so much!!

by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2020

A Chad.

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Depending on context, Chad is also used.

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Doesn't it have to be a Boomer name? A name that was popular in the 50s and early 60s.

Karen is one of those names.

So the male equivalent would be Bob, Jim, Bill, Doug, Gary, Tom, Ron, Dave, Steve, Mike, Dennis, Craig, Kevin

Chad is not a common Boomer name.

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[quote]Doesn't it have to be a Boomer name? A name that was popular in the 50s and early 60s.

OP's silly question is not a hypothetical question.

The "Karen" asking for the manager, entitled Karens, and the Karen hair cut are all standard Reddit terminology as "frau" is on DL.

As such, Reddit has already dubbed "Kevin" as the male "Karen" although "Chad" is used in certain contexts because it is the name used by the broader incel crowd for the type of guy who always gets the chicks, but in their opinions doesn't deserve them because they are douchebags.

by Anonymousreply 5504/07/2020

[quote] "Chad" is used in certain contexts because it is the name used by the broader incel crowd for the type of guy who always gets the chicks, but in their opinions doesn't deserve them because they are douchebags.

That is where I was getting it from

by Anonymousreply 5604/07/2020

Brett. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 5704/07/2020

I vote for Kyle, Doug, or Greg

by Anonymousreply 5804/07/2020

Doesn’t the term “Karen” originate from “Will & Grace”?

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Chip, chad, Chet

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Oh dear.

[quote]^ non-Karen's

Bless your little, retarded, heart.

Plural, not possessive. non-Karens.

by Anonymousreply 6204/07/2020

R16 and a few others got it right. CHAD.

by Anonymousreply 6304/07/2020

R55 Then yes, Kevin is a good choice for the male equivalent of a "Karen".

A Chad would be a sub-group.

by Anonymousreply 6404/07/2020

Being from the Northeast, Kevin seems overly Irish Catholic--I think every Irish family has at least one Kevin in it, and you rarely encounter Kevins of other ethnicities.

Maybe that's not the case outside the Northeast?

by Anonymousreply 6504/07/2020

Yes, that’s it r38

by Anonymousreply 6604/07/2020

The male equivalent of Karen is Karen. Are you stupid?

"Karen (name) In Kurdistan, Iran and Armenia, however, it is a masculine name deriving from other non-Germanic languages. The name is also found in modern Africa, as well as in Asia."

by Anonymousreply 6704/07/2020

Stop trying to make 'Karen' happen. Keep your misogyny to yourself.

by Anonymousreply 6804/07/2020

Stop trying to make 'Karen' happen. Keep your misogyny to yourself.

by Anonymousreply 6904/07/2020

Friendly reminder - behold Kidz Bop Karen

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by Anonymousreply 7004/07/2020

I like Kevin.

by Anonymousreply 7104/07/2020

I think it’s Derek.

by Anonymousreply 7204/07/2020

My partner's name is Chad, his ex-wife's name is Karen. LOL

by Anonymousreply 7304/07/2020

There is no equivalent as Karen behaviors are specifically female. A male Karen is not possible.

by Anonymousreply 7404/07/2020

Karen is an obnoxious, entitled middle-aged white woman.

_____ is an obnoxious, entitled middle-aged white man.

A Robert?

by Anonymousreply 7504/07/2020

All male porn stars are named Cody

Oops, wrong thread

by Anonymousreply 7604/07/2020

Karen is a classic boomer era name, so the counterparts would be Michael, Steven, John, Jeff, Scott or Robert

by Anonymousreply 7704/07/2020

Excuse me R68?

by Anonymousreply 7804/07/2020

Wait, don't incels have a male name for the generic I think it was Chad. Works here.

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by Anonymousreply 8004/07/2020

No, it’s Stephan.

And it’s pronounced Steven and never Steve.

by Anonymousreply 8104/07/2020

[quote]A male Karen is a Chad

WRONG. Stacy and Chad are equivalents.

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by Anonymousreply 8304/07/2020

Chad sounds too young. It should be a Boomer name.

by Anonymousreply 8404/07/2020

It’s Ethan.

What do I win?

by Anonymousreply 8504/07/2020

Ethan is good.

by Anonymousreply 8604/07/2020

Gotta be Doug or Glen.

I hate those fucking names and everyone I've ever met with those names.

by Anonymousreply 8704/07/2020

Karen and JACK. Jack - That’s the mail Karen.

by Anonymousreply 8804/07/2020

A Javinder or Jerome because male Karens are generally south Asian or black.

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r89, WHAT?

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We're talking about whiny yelp commenters aren't we?

by Anonymousreply 9404/08/2020

Maybe just Javinders then. And the complaint will always be in broken English. Could be a Canadian thing though.

by Anonymousreply 9504/08/2020

Karens are Gen X or even older Millennials

DLEGs have zero sense of how old they are

If Karens were Boomers they'd be grandmas or great-grandmas

And if Boomer women had 8 year old kids they'd be medical miracles.

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by Anonymousreply 9704/08/2020

Duane is the equivalent of Helen Jean or Betty Sue or perhaps Mary Elizabeth

by Anonymousreply 9804/08/2020

And, for a moment there were Martys. Someone has killed that name.

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A “Karen” is a term used on Reddit and in Internet slang in general to refer to a specific type of woman. A “Karen” is typically a woman between the ages of 30–60 who likely has children and has the air of a suburban mother.

For the last three years or so, "Karen" has been the internet's stock female antagonist: a righteously annoyed middle-aged white woman who loves coupons, reverse mullet bobs, and, above all else, speaking to the manager. The collision of this well-known meme with an incoming stormfront has generated many joke

For the last three years or so, "Karen" has been the internet's stock female antagonist: a righteously annoyed middle-aged white woman who loves coupons, reverse mullet bobs, and, above all else, speaking to the manager. The collision of this well-known meme with an incoming stormfront has generated many jokes

The masculine given name Garen is a Western Armenian form of the Eastern Armenian Karen. The masculine given name Karen was mentioned by the prominent Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi (ca.

by Anonymousreply 10104/08/2020

Mens' names that are spelled phonetically or are just to pretentious

Jacen for Jason

Mychal for Michael

Geoff for Jeff

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*too pretentious

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Maybe an FTM name?

by Anonymousreply 10404/08/2020

Dax or possibly Eli.

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[quote] Jacen for Jason, Mychal for Michael, Geoff for Jeff

This is why it's hard to take so many DLers seriously.

1. "Geoff" is not phonetic

2. "Geoff" is short for "Geoffrey" which is the original spelling of the Anglo-Norman name, which was then anglicized to "Jeff"


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Mike. It's always some fucking Mike.

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I suspect "David" is someone who wants to talk to the manager. And it's a David who is never a Dave and certainly never a Davy.

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[quote]That’s the mail Karen.

Oh dear.

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There isn't an equivalent because they always cheat on their Karen's then leave them in their mid-50s.

by Anonymousreply 11304/08/2020

Bruce. Or Roger.

by Anonymousreply 11404/08/2020

R93, I agree with Mitch. Every Mitch I've ever known has been a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 11504/08/2020

The names Karen and Kevin begin with the same letter, like the word kvetch. K?

by Anonymousreply 11604/08/2020

The correct answer, OP, is "Chad".

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A Chad

by Anonymousreply 12004/09/2020

A Bruce.

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It’s still a Karen.

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by Anonymousreply 12304/09/2020

R1 Stuart is a little uppity... that fagele full name thing. I do think "Stu" is perfect.

by Anonymousreply 12404/09/2020

Rick or bruce

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by Anonymousreply 12604/09/2020

r102, I think people who think stuff like that are pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 12704/09/2020

"Geoff" is not phonetic. But it is totally pretentious.

It looks like it should be pronounced "Ghee-off". It's stupid.

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A "Karen"

Men can be "Karen's" too

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Chad. It’s Chad.

by Anonymousreply 13304/09/2020

It's always been Chad.

by Anonymousreply 13404/10/2020

Chad is an incel thing. They call anyone with a functioning dick who can score women, "Chad". I like a boomer name like Bob or Mike or Robert, Rich

by Anonymousreply 13504/10/2020

"Chad" has been the name of male over-privilege since before 2000.

by Anonymousreply 13604/10/2020

This thread is hilarious. BTW, The only Chad I have ever known IRL has been a sweet, fat, especially-not-entitled American gay man from Missouri!

As regards Asians, or S/SE Asian male Karens, it's usually spelled Kieran,Kiran,Kirin. or less commonly Kierin... only rarely pronounced similarly to Karen; it is more like Kheer-in.

I'm with the poster upthread who maintained there is no male equivalent. Karens are mumsy mums, with an edge, which only unbalanced oestrogen can bring on.

by Anonymousreply 13704/10/2020

Karen is a War Baby/Boomer name , peaking in the mid-50s. She's someone who bought her clothes at Lerner's or Petries (with the occasional visit to Lynns, home of dollar dresses) until she got a job in Macy's basement and worked her way up to juniors. She has no sense of style but thinks she does. She grew-up in the cheapest block of a slightly better than average suburb. She's always had greater ambitions than for herself, often thwarted. She married well but could have divorced better. Now, she's in real estate working longer than she planned. She does ask for the manager and her peers gossip about her behind her back. Her daughters live as far away as possible.

Chad is not a boomer. He spent summers folding t-shirts at A&F, barely able to afford anything there without his employee discount. He's an underemployed guy who spends too much up on his gym membership and is ultimately dumped by boyfriends who are probably a little above his league to begin with. He will dance badly until well past the age where it is "cute" and undo his gym routine with appletinis and other silly drinks. Karen is old enough to be his mother and he's like her enough to hate her if she is.

by Anonymousreply 13804/10/2020

Biff is another good name.

Chad and Biff.

by Anonymousreply 13904/10/2020

Needs to end in a consonant.

by Anonymousreply 14004/10/2020

R53 is right, Chad is too young.

As a late-boomer myself, I'm thinking back to the names of the guys in my class. I'll go with Greg, Doug, Don, Dave. (Not Steve.)

by Anonymousreply 14104/10/2020

Aaron rhymes with Karen.

by Anonymousreply 14204/10/2020

No, people weren't really giving their sons those Aaron and Josh names until the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 14304/10/2020

R43 Au contraire my friend, we Jews have always been keen on such names. Karens are often Jewish as well! (I have known several) There have also been born many Karens in the late 60s and througjout the 70s

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^ for R143

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Steve is the male Karen

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by Anonymousreply 14704/20/2020

Only Karen wants to speak to the manager to voice her complaints when something isn’t exactly the way she thinks it should be. There is no male equivalent.

by Anonymousreply 14804/20/2020

I worked for a Dick who was a total Dick. Also, Bruces rub me wrong, but that might be post-Jenner trauma.

by Anonymousreply 14904/20/2020

r138 no. Chad & Stac(e)y were 4chan's names for the what the eldergays here would call the jock & the cheerleader types. It really meant the UMC in-crowd: white, attractive, moneyed, generally set in life. Their ages were mid/late teens to early twenties.

by Anonymousreply 15004/20/2020

Marvin Tikvah.

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Tchad dumbass

by Anonymousreply 15204/20/2020

R148: You've never lived in the DC area. there are plenty of males here who want to talk to the manager.

by Anonymousreply 15304/20/2020

As on post mentioned, Kevin is the ideal name for Karen’s equivalent. I’ve known a few Kevins who were assholes. Plus, there’s:

Kevin Spacey Kevin Federline -Brittany’s Ex Kevin Sorbo (Right wing asshole, homophobe)

The exception, of course is Kevin Bacon, whom I admire and like.

by Anonymousreply 15405/23/2020

The only whiny complaining white privilege asshole I know of is named Brad.

by Anonymousreply 15505/23/2020

Kevin is one of those common mid century names which lost popularity. There are many Boomers and GenX men with that name. It’s akin to the name Karen.

It’s arrogance, self-importance, entitlement, selfishness. They consider themselves, as “better than”, and believe their middle class status gives them an ethical and moral superiority over others who have less. They ass kiss the rich, are impressed by titles and status, they vote Republican, and they carry a latent racism within themselves, though they deny it. “Pulling the race card” is a frequent utterance, but they cast themselves as victims of racism, because black people assert themselves. They call them out on their white privilege.

They’ll scream for the manager when they don’t get what they want. They’re entitled. It’s all about appearance and no substance.

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by Anonymousreply 15705/23/2020

Yeah.... Kevin and Chad work for me.

by Anonymousreply 15805/23/2020

I love this image that helps us categorize the Beckys and Karens and Susans:

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by Anonymousreply 15905/24/2020

Well, it's acceptable for men to be assertive and even aggressive. Women who are assertive are considered "feminazis" unless they're railing against an obstacle to their white, christian life.

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