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Cats respond to #WomenAgainstFeminism with new blog: Confused Cats Against Feminism

You can't argue with that!
You can’t argue with that!

So two of the females in my household have decided, sadly, that they want to get in on this whole Women Against Feminism thing. Yes, that’s right: they want to publicly declare their opposition to feminism.

Against my better judgment, I agreed to take pictures of them with signs spelling out their objections. None of their arguments make much sense to me, but, hey, they’re entitled to make their case on the internet if that’s what they want.

There’s just one little complication: the two antifeminist females in my household are not, you know, human females. They’re cats. Not being, strictly speaking, women, they can’t really post their pics to the Women Against Feminism blog.

So in the interest of free speech and fair play, I’ve set up a Tumblr blog where my cats, and other cats who share their beliefs, can take their stand against feminism – no matter how ridiculous their arguments are.

I present to you: Confused Cats Against Feminism.

You can see the first post there now, featuring my own adorably furry traitors to their gender.

I urge you to submit pictures of your own antifeminist cats, with their own little signs.

You can submit pics on the Confused Cats Against Feminism site, post pics in the comments below, or you can email them to me here at futrelle at manboobz.com.

There’s just one rule: your cats must be genuinely confused about why they oppose feminism, and generally unclear about what feminism is.

And the ideas expressed on their signs must be their own. In other words, I don’t want any Men’s Rights Activists paying cats on Fiverr to hold their signs for them. That shit won’t fly in this litterbox!

All that said, blatant photoshopping is perfectly fine. This is the internet, after all.

And if your animal friend is something other than a cat, that’s fine too. As long as it’s possible that they might think that they’re a cat.

Also, feel free to put the word “Poland” or the Polish flag on your pictures. A lot of the women on the Women Against Feminism blog do that, for some reason.

 

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kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Oooh, yes! Don’t forget to make some fake totally real threats to yourself while you’re at it.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

And a commemorative coin. Mustn’t forget the commemorative coin.

BigMomma
BigMomma
6 years ago

er…we did have to ask for a contribution for public liabilty insurance as we had to hire the park from the council (against whom we are protesting). We’ve coughed up $400 but we are sticking buckets out on the day for donations. We’ve nominated a local charity in case we raise extra on the day. Funnily enough, it’s all advertised/documented on our page and we’ll make sure that we show people exactly where the money went.

No threats so far just the grind of petty bureaucracy.

sparky
6 years ago

Here are mine.

Ella (the little brown and white doggy in the background) didn’t want to participate.

http://imgur.com/1r6ece8

http://imgur.com/4a8q5JY

Kim
Kim
6 years ago

@sparky

My dog agrees with your dog and would like to subscribe to their newsletter.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

sparky, Ella is a wise pup! Katie agrees about the bacon gap.

cloudiah
6 years ago

@BigMomma, Let me know if you want me to make fake threats against you because that leads to BIG MONEY. (Just kidding, I know ethics and fake threats don’t really mix.)

Sparky’s black dog is adorable. And brown and white dog is also adorable. There are so many adorable animals.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

We could also try to get someone from Vice to attend, but I’m pretty sure they only bother to show up when they sense prime mockery material in the offing.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Dracarys is licking bacon grease off my plate. I didn’t tell her that it was turkey bacon. Is it miscatry? Am I perpetuating the bacon gap?

BigMomma
BigMomma
6 years ago

there’s going to be free cupcakes and helium balloons for all?

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Is my cat not misandering correctly? She has no interest at all in people food, and has never attempted to steal anything off my plate.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Does she stick her arse in your face, with her tail up?

Xanthë
6 years ago

Yes, @DavidFutrelle, my cat is not a feminist: #ConfusedCatsAgainstFemimism pic.twitter.com/SR3NModMQf— Xanthe Frightcat (@Xanthe_Cat) July 25, 2014

Xanthë
6 years ago

Dammit, copied and pasted the wrong link! (Feel free to delete the previous comment, David – and I’ve submitted this to the Tumblr as well)
https://twitter.com/Xanthe_Cat/status/492540137473974273

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Kitty is all “I kill you, human with camera”.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

@BigMomma, Let me know if you want me to make fake threats against you because that leads to BIG MONEY. (Just kidding, I know ethics and fake threats don’t really mix.)

Depends on the threats.

“If you hold this meeting I will turn up UNINVITED and wash the dishes!”

Does she stick her arse in your face, with her tail up?

This cat is misandering properly.

Xanthe, love it! 😀

Zolnier
Zolnier
6 years ago

What about male cats? My mother can’t seem to refer to our ginger tom as anything but a “she” so does he count? Or maybe Mum knows something about his gender identity I don’t.

Actually, serious question, have there ever been transgender animals?

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

I cheated by photoshopping writing onto an old pic of Mads. She was practising felinism by sitting on a notebook I needed for something else.

Zolnier
Zolnier
6 years ago

It’s weird tons of people I know seem terminally incapable of not calling all cats she.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

I have a very pretty boy who always gets called she by all the vet staff. His name is Maori, it’s a placename that comes from a verb, and Maori isn’t a gendered language. Whenever they say she, I say he, and then immediately they go back to she. I know the cat doesn’t care, obviously his features clearly define him as female in people’s minds. He gets told he’s my beautiful boy, all the cats get told they’re beautiful. Repeatedly. The thing that makes me sad is that I’m sure we treat our cats better than some people treat their significant others and children. 🙁

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

It’s Darrow that likes to stick his butt right in my face. It’s one of his favorite tactics for waking me up to feed him. Is he still misandering since he’s a he? Dracarys doesn’t put her butt in my face too often.

Actually, serious question, have there ever been transgender animals?

I don’t think we’ll ever know if cats have a gender identity at all. So trans cats? Probably not but who knows? However, there are times that male cats have to get their penis cut off. Male cats get UTIs more often because they have more narrow urethrae than females do. My friend’s cat got a really severe UTI that nearly killed him and the vet said they would have to basically give him a sex change operation if it happened again. Luckily it didn’t. Misandry averted!

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

It’s weird tons of people I know seem terminally incapable of not calling all cats she.

I wonder if it’s that old, strong association of cats with women?

Though it makes a change from calling all animals he. Or worse, it. I hate that, especially when it’s a famous animal, like a racehorse, whose sex is known. No, ABC, Black Caviar is not an it, she’s a she!

Speaking of misandry and tomcats puts me in mind of Catwatching, by Desmond Morris (he of The Naked Ape). He seriously suggested that it was cruel and evil to castrate toms, and that they should have vasectomies, so they could mate like Real Natural He-MenCats. Just how this was supposed to benefit the queens wasn’t said. Leave them unspayed so the toms could get their jollies? Yeah, dude, you going to adopt the kittens they have when they encounter a tom who hasn’t had his little snip? And are you perfectly happy for queens to be coming into heat all the time just so you’re not uncomfortable thinking about some other male animal being neutered?

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

The tumblr’s looking great, David!

bluecatbabe
bluecatbabe
6 years ago

I can’t photoshop worth a damn, but our Whisker Sisters are now on tumblr.

I just found that Sukie the Undercat has a huge scratch on her chin. Apparently we have new furrinati neighbours and they’re having trouble settling in.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

How can anyone mis-sex a horse? There is a reason for the saying, after all.

The one that really really annoys me though is all the bloody milk ads that use male calves/bulls with male voices to advertise milk, associating milk production with that sex. Where the fuck do people think milk comes from?

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Is it evil misandry to adopt an already neutered male? I adopted both Darrow and Dracy from the Humane Society. Neither of them were fixed when they arrived but they were both fixed before being made available for adoption. They hold kittens until they’re old enough to be spayed or neutered too. I’m assuming they are hardly the only shelter to only allow animals to be adopted after being fixed.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

The one that really really annoys me though is all the bloody milk ads that use male calves/bulls with male voices to advertise milk, associating milk production with that sex. Where the fuck do people think milk comes from?

After giving this question due consideration I’ve decided that I don’t want to know the answer. I’m already meh about milk, my bones will not thank me for another reason to avoid it.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

This has to be time for a quote about Ridcully.

‘I gather the Archchancellor won’t have milk in the University,’ said Susan. ‘He says he knows where it comes from and it’s unhygienic. And that’s a man who eats three eggs for breakfast every day, mark you.’

bluecatbabe
bluecatbabe
6 years ago

“The one that really really annoys me though is all the bloody milk ads that use male calves/bulls with male voices to advertise milk, associating milk production with that sex.”

It would be more accurate to actually existing milk production if those calves were shown having their throats cut: needed to keep the milk flowing but not actually allowed to drink it.

Paticzak
Paticzak
6 years ago

As a long-time lurker and Pole I’d just like to chime in that not everyone in my country is an idiot.
Don’t tget me wrong, we do have a ton of them (and seem to have exported one of the bigger ones to the EU Pariliament), but, you know, there are quite a few sensible people here, too. 🙂
(I am a feminist, but my cats don’t care one way or the other.)

saphy
saphy
6 years ago

Isn’t mating also painful for female cats?II’ve heard that it is.

saphy
saphy
6 years ago

(Sorry that was to Kittehserf)

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Hi, Paticzak, have a Welcome Package! 🙂

Sounds like idiots cluster to government in Poland same as they do in Australia. Why am I not surprised …

saphy, I don’t think it’s known for sure if a female cat’s scream during mating is from pain – the male’s penis is barbed – or not. It certainly doesn’t stop the females mating repeatedly, but then the urge is so strong when they’re in heat.

I wonder if Desmond Morris thought what happens if all these randy vasectomied toms are running around somewhere where responsible owners have had their queens spayed? That sounds like a recipe for trouble.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Oh well done, no link! Try again:

Welcome Package

saphy
saphy
6 years ago

Kittehserf, I think it would be fair just to say “idiots cluster to government” as a universal rule transcending all national borders.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Two more comments and every comment in the sidebar will start with the word CATS.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Aaaaand done!

(plus my 30% quota)

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

saphy, that’s the truth! 😀

saphy
saphy
6 years ago

I’ve been thinking, as far as the Scrotosphere is concerned, cats DO ned feminism.
STEM logic as follows:
Feminism -> Eternal spinsterhood -> Many cat ladies with many cats

Cats NEED feminism to maintain the power base of the Furrinati in human society.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago
Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
6 years ago

“I don’t need feminism because I don’t think ‘bitch’ is a problematic term”

#confuseddogsagainstfeminism

“I don’t need feminism because I can hold signs to earn nest-building rocks on stonerr”

#confusedpenguinsagainstfeminism

Zolnier
Zolnier
6 years ago

“I don’t need feminism because I just mate with all the stallions so they don’t kick my foal to death”
#confusedhorsesagainstfeminism

tinyorc
6 years ago

My cat (The Kitten) doesn’t need feminism because my family are convinced that she terrorized our gorgeous ginger tom (Caoimhín) into running away, because he used to protect our lady cat (Chaddie) from her bullying. Now she’s top cat and gets the best chair by the stove all the time.

So yeah, my cat doesn’t need feminism because she hates white knight tom cats and is also possibly part of some secret cat mafia? It’s confusing.

tinyorc
6 years ago

To clarify, Chaddie is quite elderly and The Kitten is not actually a kitten, it’s just that it was my sister’s turn to name a cat and she spent too long faffing around trying to decide, and so we just ended up calling her The Kitten until it stuck.

AL3H
AL3H
6 years ago

“I don’t need feminism because I went to an insectional feminist meeting and there were no insects!?!?!?!”

#confusedtoadsagainstfeminism

Zolnier
Zolnier
6 years ago

“I don’t need feminism because I’ll only become female if the current female dies”

#confusedclownfishagainstfeminism

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

Male cats get UTIs more often because they have more narrow urethrae than females do. My friend’s cat got a really severe UTI that nearly killed him and the vet said they would have to basically give him a sex change operation if it happened again.

This is something my coworkers do too, so it’s been bugging me for a while: the removal of the penis is not a sex change, because the vagina is an organ unto itself, not simply the absence of a penis. This idea of “penis = male, no penis = female” is part and parcel with the idea of male as default and female as incomplete male, and that’s misogyny.

Anyway…male cats also have a problem with bladder stones getting lodged int he urethra and blocking urine from passing, and if it happens more than once we tend to recommend removing the penis. I see so many blocked cats at work, it makes me never want to own a male cat again.

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

Just how this was supposed to benefit the queens wasn’t said. Leave them unspayed so the toms could get their jollies? Yeah, dude, you going to adopt the kittens they have when they encounter a tom who hasn’t had his little snip? And are you perfectly happy for queens to be coming into heat all the time just so you’re not uncomfortable thinking about some other male animal being neutered?

Not to mention the barbed penis. Let’s just tear up the females’ bodies so the males don’t make human men uncomfortable.

There was a very short-lives show called Rescue, Ink, which was the name of a group of bikers who had turned their attention to saving abused animals. It’s actually pretty adorable to watch a bunch of tattooed, leather-clad men build a wheelchair for a disabled dachshund or cuddle a rescued pittie. But whenever they took a male dog to be neutered, the guys would wail and moan and practically have a funeral for the dog and his balls. What is it with (cis) men and their reproductive bits?

The one that really really annoys me though is all the bloody milk ads that use male calves/bulls with male voices to advertise milk, associating milk production with that sex. Where the fuck do people think milk comes from?

Or that godawful “Bee Movie”, which was about a male bee and all his male fellow-bees? God, we hate femaleness so much even animated talking animals have to be male. But feminism is over, we won!