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    Viajera
    6 Nov 2021
    2:04pm

    Karen Walker. … … … And, I’m going to come back and heart this. Though, I hope this action will not be misinterpreted. Yadda, yadda.

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    Viajera
    6 Nov 2021
    2:01pm

    On another topic – and make sure you ask your accountant, as I am nooooot an expert – *if* you are in the group of people who do not itemize, I think there is still this year a $300 tax deduction for donations to certain charitable organizations. So if you are already giving anyway, then there is a nice little bit to chisel off the tax bill. Spread it around, right? Hellooooooo, Dolly! … … … … But, again, I could be wrong, so you should probably ask someone else. … .. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/expanded-tax-benefits-help-individuals-and-businesses-give-to-charity-during-2021-deductions-up-to-600-available-for-cash-donations-by-non-itemizers

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      Viajera
      6 Nov 2021
      2:06pm

      Food banks. Eviction defense legal services. Soooo many good causes. Your accountant may be feeling lonely -why not give him or her a call? … … … Okay, now I am stopping. It is only that I wish I’d known last year. Every bit helps. I mean, I’m not going to go into a looooong thing about our national spending priorities. It’s Saturday!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    6 Nov 2021
    1:36pm

    There doesn’t seem to be a single likable person from the Anna Sorkin story.

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    Jennifer
    5 Nov 2021
    5:08pm

    That Karen article was all over the place. I would not have called any of these historical figures a “Karen”.
    On another note, i am hoping that the Karen thing is over and we will stop seeing this in 2022. It is being used pretty much for everything now and seems to be used to make women shut up and not dare to give their opinion on anything.

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      MaryAlice
      5 Nov 2021
      8:33pm

      It really makes me uncomfortable that the popular narrative is directed at women. There is no male equivalent to a “Karen” no matter who I ask. It feels hugely misogynistic to single out women for bad behavior.

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        Susanna
        8 Nov 2021
        8:43am

        A male Karen is a Chad. Look around, there are all kinds of Chad stories.

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        Dana D
        7 Nov 2021
        11:33am

        I’m confused by the statement “there is no male equivalent to a ‘Karen'”. Also, I don’t think this story, or Kim’s posting of it, fits the definition of misogyny. White women who “behave badly” (or vote for racists–which they do by a rather large margin) are lacking in empathy, which I think is the point of the article. Many, many people, female and male, who lack empathy could be called (racist or narcissistic) Karens.

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      Leslie
      5 Nov 2021
      5:59pm

      You’re spot on. And I’m disappointed to see the “Karen” thing promoted on this blog.

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        ceeJay
        6 Nov 2021
        9:20am

        I don’t think it is being promoted, just commented on … I like all the views and lack of judgement on this blog! And appreciate Kim so much for getting together the Friday links. Not everyone speaks to me but I love Kim’s and readers’ views.

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    cw
    5 Nov 2021
    5:04pm

    And speaking of your podcast…yesterday I was driving along listening to the NPR program, Think, with Kris Boyd––she was interviewing a PhD candidate who has a book coming out about mommy influencers titled “Mothers Under the Influence” and I was all “wait a minute that’s Jo Piazza’s podcast/book only this isn’t Jo Piazza.” It was very weird because the young woman Ms. Boyd was interviewing, Kathryn Jezer-Morton, was saying all the things Jo Piazza said on her podcast with y’all (and on her own podcast). It kinda creeped me out.

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    Mary
    5 Nov 2021
    11:11am

    “Inventing Anna” looks interesting!

    It might have been discussed already, but I just finished “White Lotus” – really enjoyed it.

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    Schomama
    5 Nov 2021
    11:03am

    Regular listener of your podcast, and most recent episodewas my favorite so far. Really enjoyed the honesty and frank discussion.

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    kimbersam
    5 Nov 2021
    10:31am

    I really liked the Anna Delvery book, also “My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress.”

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      Heather
      5 Nov 2021
      11:09am

      I’m weirdly fascinated by this story and didn’t realize she had written a book. I hope she recouped something of the $50k-ish out of which she was scammed (which still blows my mind).

      I thought that was Caitlyn Deaver playing Anna, but Julia Garner will be just as excellent.

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        kimbersam
        5 Nov 2021
        5:11pm

        I pretty much ate through that book. I share your fascination.

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        Jax
        7 Nov 2021
        1:13am

        So funny, I just had a realization last week that Kaitlyn Deaver looks like Julia Garner’s brunette sister.

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      Eloise
      5 Nov 2021
      10:35am

      Was just going to say the same.

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    Chris
    5 Nov 2021
    9:53am

    Loved the historical Karens link- the Levittown video was especially interesting.

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    Sarah
    6 Nov 2021
    7:54am

    I am a regular listener to your podcast and this week’s episode was one of the very best. When Jenn asked if she’d find joy in seeing a butterfly and you immediately shot her down. I laughed and laughed. It was perfect.

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