Ah, the last weekend before Christmas! Have all your shopping done? No?
Well if it’s tacky, you’re looking for, I’ve got ya covered.
This week, it’s all about the Crazy Cat Lady.
The Crazy Cat Lady is the middle-aged woman who “can’t get a man,” so instead she lives alone with a herd of cats. She may be a hoarder, she may be mentally ill, but she’s certainly eccentric.
This gender biased stereotype harkens back to the days where older women who lived on their own were considered witches, and their cats were their “familiars.” Four hundred years later and our ideas about women who live alone haven’t changed much.
Sadly, many people find these items “cute” and buy them, and perpetuating the myth that women of a certain age who choose to share their lives with cats are to be made fun of.
If you want to show someone what a sexist pig you are, you can buy these items at Amazon.com.
But I’m here to tell ya now that if you buy one for Jen, be prepared to stay awhile because you’re gonna be in for a long lecture.