Cats Are Trash Human Beings, But They Can Possibly Fix Feminism
Three things I learned from my cats that may help us be better feminists.
During quarantine last year I was spending a lot of time with my four legged roommates, admiring their ‘Big Pussy Energy’ on a day to day basis. My cats gradually became my feminist ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ duo, teaching me many lessons about confidence, cooperation and proper cat fighting methods. I began to record my observations, including the different ways they demanded their food, their reactions when I woke them from their naps and their variety of approaches to receive affection from me. I eventually came to the conclusion that cats are trash human beings. Here is why.
Unlike humans, cats have no shame in their public displays of hedonism, consistently fight and make up more frequent than Real Housewives on Bravo and make clear that no means no unless you want to get clawed.
With this new epiphany, like many other millennials I decided to write the most ridiculous book imaginable, hoping that the readers get a good laugh and maybe learn something.
“Cats Are Trash Human Beings” is an adult picture pop up book teaching simple concepts about feminism using analogies around my two cats Gin Whisky and Bourbon. Currently I’m crowdfunding for my book on Publishizer. So, definitely take a moment to pre-order your copy by February 10th HERE. This book is great for anyone including those allergic to cats and/or feminists.
In the meantime here are three admissions that may help us all be better feminists.
Being ‘Catty’ don’t have to be a bad thing.
Women have the tendency to police their anger for the sake of portraying the image of a composed professional over an emotional mess. If too stern they risked being seen as a Bitch. If they display too much authority they’re bossy. However, many of our milestones came from aggressive actions taken by women who were disliked for their assertiveness.
Kamala Harris probably wouldn’t be the first female VP of the US today, the “Me Too” movement probably would have faded and young figures like Amanda Gorman and Greta Thunberg probably wouldn't be so bold to take up space.
Cat fights are going to happen.
Like cats people get into cats fights. Disagreeing is natural, but can be healing. Feminism is grasped differently by different people. If Liberal, Conservative, Progressive or Moderate people have their specific views of what equality looks like, how justice should be served and to what extent should women have a say in society. Our egos gets the best of us and our pride blinds our judgement.
We are not all going to agree, we all have different priorities, but as we push for a better world for ourselves we must take moments to listen to opposing perspectives to find common ground so we can all get across the finish line.
Anyone can have nine lives.
We are in the era where having multiple streams of income, personas and perspectives is expected. We also have a mindset of reinvention of oneself, evolving with more wisdom, creativity and maturity. So should the desire to restart again presents itself, it should be embraced.
In the past, mistakes have been made where justice for all was a flawed concept. The exclusion of Black women during the Suffrage movement to today’s Karen phenomenon has proven that we still need improvements, but like many fighters before us when there were failures, there were opportunities to start again. We have a chance now to truly execute intersectionality correctly, supporting human beings with a variety of vulnerabilities who deserve justice.
Women’s Rights has evolved as humanity progressed from one wave of feminism to the next. Today there’s a lot of focus on intersectionality, inclusion and accountability within the movement. As we continue to push for equality, the evolving meaning of the term have brought us more women in the White House, more women winning Nobel Peace Prizes, more women filling stadiums and more women making ‘herstory’ in other sectors.
Our feline friends are a symbolism of strength, defiance and empowerment, as seen in 2017 as millions marched in the streets on behalf of gender equality with their pussy hats placed proudly on their heads. This is not the time to be passive. This is not the cause for just one demographic. If we continue to widen the gap between the haves and have nots our structure will collapse, due to the voiceless getting loud. We are in a stage of the women’s movement where many are demanding their rightful place at the table, but as we begin to be more attentive to the experiences of marginalized groups, we should also celebrate the growth made over the years.
Again “Cats Are Trash Human Beings” is currently being crowdfunded on Publishizer for only 30 days. Definitely purchase your copy today to get fun insights about feminism and how we all can participate in the fight for human rights.