I have a question that I have thought about regarding how to ask it of anyone who might read this. I have no answering thought so I will plunge right in.
Usually when you hear the phrase "I hate cats!" said with emphasis, it is stated by a man. Of course there are females too who don't like cats or who have a phobia about them as do some men but: when you hear "I hate cats!" it is usually stated by a man. I want to make the distinction that I am not referring to the man who says "I prefer dogs" or the one who says "I don't care for cats". I am speaking of the one who says he hates cats.
Alright, all that being said..preamble having been written..what is my point? I must add another thing before I get to the point. :-) (so female of me).
If you are familiar with cats, let's say you own one or are around folks who do have a cat in the family, many times you can tell a male cat from a female one. Male cats sometimes have a slightly larger head and a bit more rounded in the face. Females, the opposite. However, many folks see all cats as looking feminine. Yes, they do look feminine in a sense of the word if you equate that feminine look with softness, beauty, the large lustrous eyes, the show of affection the kitty gives when he/she trusts you. Just whatever strikes any individual, as to the similarities they fancy they see. Whatever the resemblance is to women at large, I am finally getting to my point.
Do men who literally hate cats tend to be abusive to women? Do they equate cats to women if you will, and fail to see cats as an innocuous and innocent pet just as dogs and gerbils etc are, simply because they really hate women? Are these the ones who are so cruel and violent to an innocent animal simply because something in their life caused them to hate women?
I have Googled this and while I have found articles that support my view (I only looked today as I was going to cite one as a reference but have chosen not to as they may be copyrighted).
But this is just a general question, not completely unreasonable a juxtaposition I would say. I imagine not many if any will agree with me.
Last statement will be that men who do have cats as pets or like them in general are frequently seen by women as more desirable as a marriage partner. Could it be that men who like or love cats are innately more tender in their actions? Who knows. That does not presuppose that folks who like dogs are not good partners. Remember what I was at pains to say in my second paragraph. I drew a distinction.