Let's face it: whether we have dogs, ferrets, birds or cats, we're all pretty crazy about our pets. So, why are women with cats commonly called "crazy cat ladies," as though they've just been branded with the scarlet letter? The truth is that this stereotype is ridiculous, and women should own it. Here are some issues with this stereotype, and reasons why we should stop stereotyping and start owning the love we have for our cats:. There are so many stereotypes associated with having cats, and being a spinster is one of them. It seems as though some people assume that if a woman has multiple cats and lives alone, she is obviously a crazy spinster who will die alone in her home, carpeted with cats.
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Single women with cats are reclaiming power over the bad old idea they are somehow pitiable. Credit: AP. The link between suspicion of some qualities of the cat, and of single women, goes back a long way. Some of the first recorded accusations of women being witches, dating back around years, sparked myths about these persecuted, pariah women being able to turn themselves into cats. Early Christians were fearful of cats because their religious rivals, the Pagans, favoured them; Satan himself was rumoured to be able to take the feline form.
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E very birthday I have celebrated since the age of 35 has brought with it one guarantee — among the cards will be one depicting an old crone in fingerless gloves, surrounded by dozens of cats. It's a joke apparently, directed at the fact that I am a single — because all unmarried women eventually turn into crazy cat ladies, don't you know. We live in a time when we have made great strides forward in the acceptance of alternative lifestyles, relationships and families.
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