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So on the front page there was a great post which basically amounted to the normalization of cats being tortured or murdered in films and how this is similar to the normalization of violence against women... because a dog is a "mans best friend" but women are "crazy cat ladies" and all this type of rhetoric.

So comparing women to animals is fine, except when a vegan brings up the exploitation of female farm animals for their milk and babies and highlights similarities, and then thats not okay?

I posted a comment in that thread which I'm sure will get downvoted to hell lol But yea there it is.

So on the front page there was a great post which basically amounted to the normalization of cats being tortured or murdered in films and how this is similar to the normalization of violence against women... because a dog is a "mans best friend" but women are "crazy cat ladies" and all this type of rhetoric. So comparing women to animals is fine, except when a vegan brings up the exploitation of female farm animals for their milk and babies and highlights similarities, and then thats not okay? I posted a comment in that thread which I'm sure will get downvoted to hell lol But yea there it is.

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[–] [Deleted] 4 points (+6|-2) Edited

I think it's like... The cats are a subconscious association with women. Like sexist men have the same attitudes towards cats that they have towards women. A cat will die in a movie in a similar way that a woman will die, to further the plot or demonstrate danger, ect.

Outright equating cow struggles with women's struggles in real life is gonna get you a different response.

Also, Cat OP pointed out that equating women to cats is objectifying and problematic. She wasn't going along with it. She drew attention to our tendency to associate women with cats, so that she could go on with her overall point that underlying misogyny might be the reason cat abuse is prevalent in movies and tv

[–] the_radical_veggie [OP] 4 points (+4|-0) Edited

I think there is a difference between comparison and equating. Vegans are using comparison, not outright calling women cows.

Men and the animal agriculture industry often treat women like cattle, call them pigs, call them fat cows, and objectify their breasts and breastmilk, etc. So making this comparison is not far off from OPs comparison with cats. There are many overlapping ways patriarchy and animal agriculture interact.

I’m glad she’s not going along with it but that’s sort of my entire point. Logically if she can understand that a cat-women comparison can be drawn, she’d be open to a cat-farm animal comparison to be drawn and to infer something from it.