Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Female Cats and Male Dogs.

It is a known fact that Women are automatically associated with cats, and Men are linked to dogs for is the old adage not, dog is man’s best friend, and everyone knows of the old cat lady, sitting in her apartment block, content with her circumstances. Why is it though, that the sexes are categorized with these animals? Is it the obtuseness of dogs that makes us automatically associate them with men? Is it the independence and haughty attitude of cats that remind us of women? Personality though, seems to be a major factor in this referendum, as the animals basic and stereotypical characteristics are what we link with the assumed characteristics of the sexes. Usually these are not positive associations but if you chose to believe it, you can think that men and dogs are considered as loyal and women and cats are independent and strong willed.