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15th Jul '14 1:13:58 PM LoneWolfEbrg
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In fiction, a cat and dog pairing usually features a female cat and male dog. However, the assumption that the cat is female is not as strong as the assumption that the dog is male.

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In fiction, a cat and dog pairing usually features a female cat and male dog. However, the assumption that the cat is female is not as strong as the assumption that the dog is male. \n The FatCat trope, for instance, tends to be male, anthropomorphised or not.
17th Jun '13 7:01:37 PM EdnaWalker
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!!Why Cats Aren't Always Assumed to be Female As Much as Dogs are Assumed to be Male

In fiction, a cat and dog pairing usually features a female cat and male dog. However, the assumption that the cat is female is not as strong as the assumption that the dog is male.

There are many female cats in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works, but there are many male cats in such works as well. However, an overwhelming majority of dog protagonists, and characters in general, in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works are male. Ironically, there are more male cat protagonists in cartoons and comics that female cat protagonists. There are also more male cat, male dog pairings (i.e., WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy) than female cat, female dog pairings. Few characters and very few protagonists (i.e., Olive of ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'', Blue of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', and Martha of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'') are female dogs.



The dog equals masculine thing has one exception, toy dogs. If it can fit in a purse, it's girly. This is why we expect men to like Rottweilers and not Yorkies. Another exception to the rule are the aforementioned poodles and slim, graceful dogs with long, flowing hair like Afghans and Salukis.

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The dog equals masculine thing has one exception, toy dogs. If it can fit in a purse, it's girly. This is why we expect men to like Rottweilers and not Yorkies. Another exception to the rule are the aforementioned poodles and slim, graceful dogs with long, flowing hair like Afghans and Salukis.Salukis.

!Why Cats Aren't Always Assumed to be Female As Much as Dogs are Assumed to be Male

In fiction, a cat and dog pairing usually features a female cat and male dog. However, the assumption that the cat is female is not as strong as the assumption that the dog is male.

There are many female cats in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works, but there are many male cats in such works as well. However, an overwhelming majority of dog protagonists, and characters in general, in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works are male. Ironically, there are more male cat protagonists in cartoons and comics that female cat protagonists. There are also more male cat, male dog pairings (i.e., WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy) than female cat, female dog pairings. Few characters and very few protagonists (i.e., Olive of ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'', Blue of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', and Martha of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'') are female dogs.
17th Jun '13 6:59:24 PM EdnaWalker
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In some ways, we tend to stereotype dogs as more like the stereotypical woman, as dependent, passive, and happily subordinated, and cats like stereotypical men, as independent, self-serving hunters, even as we masculinize dogs (with the exception of poodles) and feminize cats.

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In some ways, we tend to stereotype dogs as more like the stereotypical woman, as dependent, passive, and happily subordinated, and cats more like stereotypical men, as independent, self-serving hunters, even as we masculinize dogs (with the exception of poodles) and feminize cats.cats.

The dog equals masculine thing has one exception, toy dogs. If it can fit in a purse, it's girly. This is why we expect men to like Rottweilers and not Yorkies. Another exception to the rule are the aforementioned poodles and slim, graceful dogs with long, flowing hair like Afghans and Salukis.
17th Jun '13 6:51:11 PM EdnaWalker
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!!Why Cats Aren't Assumed to be Female As Much as Dogs are Assumed to be Male

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!!Why Cats Aren't Always Assumed to be Female As Much as Dogs are Assumed to be Male



There are many female cats in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works, but there are many male cats in such works as well. However, an overwhelming majority of dog protagonists, and characters in general, in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works are male. Ironically, there are more male cat protagonists in cartoons and comics that female cat protagonists. There are also more male cat, male dog pairings (i.e., WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy) than female cat, female dog pairings. Few characters and very few protagonists (i.e., Olive of ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'', Blue of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', and Martha of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'') are female dogs.

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There are many female cats in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works, but there are many male cats in such works as well. However, an overwhelming majority of dog protagonists, and characters in general, in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works are male. Ironically, there are more male cat protagonists in cartoons and comics that female cat protagonists. There are also more male cat, male dog pairings (i.e., WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy) than female cat, female dog pairings. Few characters and very few protagonists (i.e., Olive of ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'', Blue of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', and Martha of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'') are female dogs.dogs.

!Men and Dogs, Women and Cats

!!Women and Dogs, Men and Cats

In some ways, we tend to stereotype dogs as more like the stereotypical woman, as dependent, passive, and happily subordinated, and cats like stereotypical men, as independent, self-serving hunters, even as we masculinize dogs (with the exception of poodles) and feminize cats.
10th May '13 12:48:19 PM EdnaWalker
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10th May '13 12:47:40 PM EdnaWalker
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There are many female cats in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works, but there are many male cats in such works as well. However, an overwhelming majority of dog protagonists, and characters in general, in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works are male. Few characters and very few protagonists (i.e., Olive of ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'' an Martha of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'') are female dogs.

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There are many female cats in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works, but there are many male cats in such works as well. However, an overwhelming majority of dog protagonists, and characters in general, in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works are male. Ironically, there are more male cat protagonists in cartoons and comics that female cat protagonists. There are also more male cat, male dog pairings (i.e., WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy) than female cat, female dog pairings. Few characters and very few protagonists (i.e., Olive of ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'' an ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'', Blue of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', and Martha of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'') are female dogs.
10th May '13 12:39:04 PM EdnaWalker
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!!Why Cats Aren't Assumed to be Female As Much as Dogs are Assumed to be Male

In fiction, a cat and dog pairing usually features a female cat and male dog. However, the assumption that the cat is female is not as strong as the assumption that the dog is male.

There are many female cats in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works, but there are many male cats in such works as well. However, an overwhelming majority of dog protagonists, and characters in general, in cartoons, comics, and other fictional works are male. Few characters and very few protagonists (i.e., Olive of ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'' an Martha of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'') are female dogs.
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