Oh man, now this is hot. The cat men are here and they’re going to take you out…or at least, take out your toxic masculinity. Thanks Sandman MGTOW for “All hail the rise of cat men, an antidote to toxic masculinity.” It’s an “online movement of men shrugging off the stereotype that ‘cats are for girls’ and flaunting their affinity for kitties, writes Hayley Gleeson. And they’re giving others permission to embrace a gentler, more thoughtful kind of masculinity.”
Time for you to just admit it! You identify with cats and not-so-secretly want to be one. Roll over for social justice and feline virtue boy! Be a good puss in boots and purchase a cat. Consider exchanging vows in a civil ceremony with one too.
As always the real purpose of this feminist fad is getting you to quit acting like “a man” and more like a mouse.
Dr Heather Fraser, senior lecturer in social work at Flinders University, is currently working on a study of what she calls “feline masculinities” and the rise of cat men on social media — “that is, men depicted as keeping cats, and differently from their predecessors”.
The aim of her research, she says, is to better understand who cat men around the world are, what popular photos, videos, gifs, and news stories about men with cats reveal about their masculinity, and what such shifts in pet-keeping might tell us about the diversity of gender practices in modern society.
“There are aspects of orthodox masculinity that get in the way of or prohibit … many men from being able to talk in the same kind of ways about their feelings about animals as women,” Dr Fraser tells ABC News.
“So I think it’s quite an interesting cultural shift to see especially young men … taking on cat love and presenting it in ways [on social media] that challenge the stereotype that they’re effeminate.”
Of course, this stereotype has endured for hundreds of years.
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