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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 05:28 PM

Yes, it was a Joke. But it points up a real question. [View all]

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67. Yes, but is the gender difference really due to biology?

Or societal conditioning?

Cats are bombarded daily with thousands of messages through the Patriarchal media. Cats are given gender-specific names and, often, forced to wear undignified collars with, many times, pink or blue depending on their sex.



Cats are well-known consumers of Cable TV, according to some research making up at least 70% of the viewing demographic on such popular shows as "Terra Nova", "Kim's Fairytale Wedding, A Kardashian Event" and "The Wealth Channel Presents a half hour of Dancing Red Laser Dots, Shiny bits of tin foil, and succulent cubes of Tuna in HD".

This has been confirmed repeatedly by numerous independent studies.

All this media programming has an effect on the impressionable feline mind - it MUST! By the time a cat is old enough to hide in the linen closet for 3 long, urine-soaked-towel days, his or her brain has been thoroughly saturated with pernicious messages about expected gender roles.

For cats.

So don't fall for that evo-psych nonsense about how "male cats are more likely to do risky things than female cats"!




The real, obvious question being, what IS the explanation? I mean, from the people who get very angry at any assertion that widely observed gender specific behaviors or tendencies in humans, MIGHT have a biological, physiological, or evolutionary basis?

What is the explanation? If men are being "programmed by the patriarchy" to like looking at naked omen, isnt it reasonble to assert that male cats may be similarly programmed to spray on the couch and go out at night looking for females?

Look, cats are mammals. We are mammals. Do the math.

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