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The Male Sexism of the Label “Crazy Cat Lady” — 5 Comments

  1. I have loved cats since I was a small child. I have often been called a crazy cat lady (I only have one indoor kitty), because I am older, and black. And you know the stereotype: black people don’t like cats.

  2. I, too am tired of the phrase. I have disliked the simpsons from the first and don’t care to watch it. I take in cats that have been dumped in the desert and ferals that come to my home looking for a handout. I find homes for the domestic kitties, thanks to my vet who has adopted out the dumped kitties to good homes. I have 2 dumped kitties who have been so traumatized, that I will never put them through anything again. The four really feral ferals also will remain with me and live out their lives with love and care.

  3. The answer to this is simple. This is why they see humans as “invasive species vermin” and not the true and realistic other way around.

  4. I agree Michael, and I’ve been sick of The Simpson’s treatment of cats and their stereotypical crazy cat lady on their cartoon. People are notoriously given to think in black and white terms to invalidate, denigrate or villain-ize others. Whatever shortcut is readily available, whatever makes it easy to do so, they’ll do. People are lazy and don’t want to think what might motivate another to do or not do something, it’s just easier to hate and denigrate. The only unfair or sick conclusion my neighbors haven’t used against me is that I’m a crazy cat lady, but only because I’m a man, supposedly. No doubt some have suspected I’m not even human.

    On a different note, (tip of the day): clean behind your coffee maker screen (what looks like a shower head) where hot water drips on the coffee, usually held in by one screw. I just did and was horrified by whatever was growing there, even more than my neighbors.

  5. Thank goodness my husband supports equal rights. I can’t say for certain that we’d be a couple if he didn’t leave his ego on the shelf now and then.
    We both Love our cats. Eva

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