Thursday, October 27, 2011

In Defense of the Crazy Cat Lady


Cat ladies have been taking a lot of crap lately, but guess what? Being a cat lover is awesome. At least designers Charlotte Olympia, Lanvin, French Connection, Chloe, and Chanel (to name a few), think so. So do billion dollar brands like Sprint, Skittles, Dairy Queen, and Samsung. When Katy Perry tweets about Kitty Purry, it becomes a trending topic on Twitter. And when Jack the cat goes missing at JFK Airport, thousands of men and women come together to create awareness and bring him home.

Sure there's Boo the dog on Facebook, but where's the canine equivalent of Maru? Keyboard Cat? Nyan Cat? How popular is I Has A Hot Dog (yes it exists) next to I Can Has Cheezburger? While I admit it's true that there's an overwhelming majority of cat loving ladies out there, believe it or not, MEN LIKE CATS TOO (many cute ones, in fact). And when it comes to the image of the pathetic, spinster cat lady, I'm just wondering: How many "sexy" dog costumes do you see vs. sexy kitties?

The point is, liking cats is cool, dare I say trendy, and still, the media acts like cat ladies are some foreign minority that must be mocked and reviled at all costs. However, with the wealth of cats infiltrating popular culture, and the firm knowledge that men and women can love cats (and/or dogs) equally, the next time someone wants to call you a cat lady, crazy or otherwise, please join me in proudly proclaiming, "Damn right I am!"


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8 comments:

Tasha said...

I concur... loud and proud! I'm a cat lady and I embraced it with vigor. There's no super heroine called "Dog Girl", but there's Catwoman. Ha!

Catsparella said...

YES!! I didn't even think of that one!!!

Weetzie's said...

Hells yeah, testify! I am sooo sick of the idea that having a dog in your purse at all times is totally sane and cool, yet having a few cats at home is crazy and weird.

Marg said...

I don't think anyone is crazy that has any kind of animal. So some people have more than other people but that is all right too. Nothing wrong with having a bunch of cats or dogs or horses or goats. That doesn't mean that they are crazy.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

"Damn right I am!"

starification said...

I have no shame of being a cat lady ;)

Khizzy said...

You win the internet today with this post!
I don't get why people would want to mock 'cat ladies' and alienate themselves from all the awesome women who are...

Wonky Eye Kitty's human said...

AMEN TO THAT! :-)

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