This image was shared by a friend on Facebook, originally posted on a Radio Station Facebook Fan Page. I HATE this meme for so many reasons. And I know that I’m “taking it too seriously,” but I don’t care.
The writer of this meme has forced me to speak out in defense of myself and other single women. If I were to say that I would rather get a cat than a date, that means that it would be easier to take care of a cat than deal with a man. A man, like the writer of this meme, who thinks “girls” are somehow so horrible to deal with that we would make a cat suffer (because that makes so much sense…).
1) I can’t get over how not-funny this is. There is no humor in it whatsoever. The language of “girls” means that the writer doesn’t even have enough respect for women to understand the difference.
2) A woman goes on dates, but is not in a stable relationship. The woman gets a cat rather than spend money on dates. Woman inflicts harm onto innocent cat. WHAT. The logic is completely stupid.
3) Condemning single women for having a pet rather than a man is not a helpful!
Apparently we all need to be partnered up. This is so ingrained in our societal expectations that it’s now shameful to want to live with a cat. The horror!!! My singleness is not the result of me being a horrible person. I would not abuse a cat as a way of taking out my frustrations on men because I’m not a psychopath.
I’m sorry, didn’t I just hypothetically adopt this nice, photo-shopped cat from a shelter? Aren’t I doing the world a favor? I see most men as annoying, giant man-children who think the world revolves around them. Why would I want to spend time with someone like that?
Cats are awesome and they would love me.
Fuck everyone else.
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I always hated that meme. I never thought it was funny. It degrades women and makes it seem as though women would be horrible pet owners. The ASPCA should speak out against this meme too!
Just so many things that were wrong…