I’m 1000% tired of the Mandy vs. Karen nonsense because when you look at what’s going on between Mandy, Lip, and Karen and see it as a relationship issue you’re failing to look at both Mandy and Karen as individual human beings with their own struggles and insecurities. We already see Lip this way because the central focus of the show is on his family. However, because Karen and Mandy are introduced into the show through their interactions with the Gallaghers, we tend to focus our analyses of such characters on their interactions with the Gallaghers especially Lip and fail to go beyond that to look at them individually.
Karen and Mandy have some similarities I suppose but otherwise are vastly different in circumstances and personality. This being so it’s easy to polarize the issue by turning what has occurred between these characters and Lip into a Mandy vs. Karen debate, depending on who you either relate to more or can understand. Some will end up hating the both of them and end up praising Lip for well, being a jackass, but that’s another issue altogether. Moving on…
[tw: contains discussions of abuse and rape]
Why Mandy vs. Karen is bullshit…
AARON PAUL JUST POSTED THIS ON TWITTER AND I’M SHITTING