Cat Ladies

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A ‘Cat Lady’ is a sterotype term for single women who take care of cats. In some places, women who have cats are said to become spinsters for life. Read more about cat ladies and view some vintage photos here.

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Cat ladies are said to be ‘romance-challenged’ individuals who pour their undivided attention on their cats. The term ‘cat lady’ may be deemed derogatory for some. Cat ladies are also seen in movies or television shows, for instance on the TV show The Simpsons, the character Eleanor Abernathy is more popularly known as the ‘Crazy Cat Lady’. The Crazy Cat Lady is often seen with a multitude of cats. She throws her cats at people and also shouts nonsensical words at them.

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According to a recent study, the relationship between a human, particularly a woman, and a cat is deeper than a pet-owner relationship. Cats become attached to their owners when their needs are always met. Studies also show that cats are more inclined towards women than men. Cats may appear cold and aloof but in reality, they do remember if someone is kind to them.

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The term ‘cat lady’ is becoming less derogatory as time passes. One of the reasons why this is so is becuase of the flurry of adorable cat photos circulating on the internet. Cat ladies are also the subject of a 2009 documentary entitled ‘Cat Ladies’. The documentary shows the lives of 4 women who take care of cats. This documentary can help us realize that being a ‘cat lady’ is not such a big deal as long as you don’t neglect taking care of yourself.

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Sources:
ABC News: Line Between Cat Fancy and Cat Crazy
Wikipedia:Cat Lady
Simpsons Wiki: Eleanor Abernathy
Healthland
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written by jeanmendoza on 2011-10-28 in #lifestyle #cat-lady #cats #vintage #vintage-photos

10 Comments

  1. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Great photos!

  2. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    I confess, I'm a cat lady, although I have a boyfriend- he's my cat gent, I guess. And as soon as the both of us will be grey-haired old crazies, we'll most definitely start throwing cats at innocent people ;)
    seriously, i love cats, and my boyfriend does, too, that's what i was trying to say. any other cat ladies and gents around? :)

  3. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    I love cats. Wanna have at least 16 of them when im old.

  4. explorette
    explorette ·

    I want to be a mad cat lady when I grow up. :D

  5. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    Love this article because I already AM a crazy cat lady!!
    www.lomography.com/homes/vtayeh/albums/17327-fuji-instax-va…

  6. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    @laurasulilly and so I guess he's a cat gent :D
    www.lomography.com/homes/vtayeh/albums/17327-fuji-instax-va…

  7. ashdinosaur
    ashdinosaur ·

    Ugh gender essentialism, awesome.

  8. odax
    odax ·

    I've always wanted to be a crazy cat lady.

  9. mishika
    mishika ·

    my whole family loves cats! we have 40 of them at my aunts house, with a special house made just for them. love cats! meow...

  10. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    I love cats, I love every kind of cat! <3

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