It is important to analyse the ways in which the catriarchy always privileges the toms over the queens. Even in cases where queens are involved in oppression, you have to remember that they have been brought up in the catriarchy and thus have been taught to serve the toms. The toms always benefit over the queens. This is the nature of the hierarchy in the catriarchy. When cats go catting about, it is inevitably the toms that are being talked about. The toms are the active agents while queens are supposed to remain passive and receptive. This is how catriarchy works. Queens are the sex class. They are the ones who are expected to raise the litters that result while toms continue to go catting about. Their labour is taken for granted and invisibilise while tom’s are considered the standard cat, the unmarked norm. This is covered by Andrea Mrowrkin in “Queen Hating”. Read the whole thing and you will find it.
Talking about the mice and birds is typical of a MRA (Mouse Rights Activist). I am not saying you are an MRA, but you sound like one here. By talking about mice and birds as though they suffer from separate oppression, you take the focus off of how their oppression is based on the fact that they are not-toms and thus are considered queens. Everyone not a tom is considered a queen. This is what everyone must remember about the catriarchy, it is about the oppression of the sex class. If you are not a tom, you are a queen. All other apparent oppressions like speciesism are actually from the oppression of queens as the sex class.
But what about the chiuauas undergoing transition to cat? We’re cats too, your hateful catiarchy forgets that and treats us like carnival freakshows. If you give us catnip, do we not flip the f*ck out chasing dust bunnies? If you give us fish do we not stick our asses in your face? If you scritch our ears do we not dig our claws contentedly into your thighs? Goddammit where is the love? *caterwauls in sorrow then gets distracted by string and forgets what she was talking about*
CONFESSION: I THINK I MAY BE A CATRIARCHAL WHORE IN THAT I LIVE WITH THREE CATS WHO ARE THE FINAL BOSS OF ME. I KNOW I AM ENABLING MEOWPRESSION BUT I KIND OF ENJOY THEIR COMPANY. SHOULD I DASH THEIR BRAINS OUT FOR GREAT JUSTICE OR IS THERE ANOTHER WAY?
THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME TO ALWAYS ASK WHAT ANDREA MROWRKIN WOULD DO. SHE IS ALMOST AS GREAT AS SHEILA PURRFREYS AMIRITE.
FINALLY, TWO OF THESE CATS ARE NEUTERED TOMS WHO ANNOY THE QUEEN CAT BY TRYING TO USE THE SAME LITTERBOX SHE DOES; ALSO BY ACTING LIKE THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO FOOD AND SHELTER AND CUDDLES AND TOYS AND SUCH. I HAVE DONE NOTHING TO ENCOURAGE THIS BEHAVIOR EXCEPT TO ACCEDE TO THEIR DEMANDS AT EVERY POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY, BUT AS A MEMBER OF THE SEX CLASS I THINK I SHOULD BE EXCUSED AND IN FACT I BROUGHT A NOTE FROM HOME TO THAT EFFECT.
THANK YOU, SYSTERS, FOR LETTING ME HOWL AGAINST THE CATRIARCHY. SOON MAY IT FALL!