Why do so many people hate cats?

I don't get it. I'm a cat person, and I don't hate dogs, so why are there so many dog people who hate cats? It really hurts me when I hear people say that they absolutely hate cats, for no real reason at all. Someone, who is a cat lover, mentioned to me that some people despise them because they're... show more I don't get it. I'm a cat person, and I don't hate dogs, so why are there so many dog people who hate cats? It really hurts me when I hear people say that they absolutely hate cats, for no real reason at all. Someone, who is a cat lover, mentioned to me that some people despise them because they're effeminate in nature. Is this true? Do these people also hate women? Cat's also reflect female sexuality and independance. Are these people against the emancipation of women and other oppressed groups within society? Do they hate gay people? (To me, hatred of cats is the same as homophobia. I'm a lesbian, and whenever I hear someone say something negative about cats, I get the same twinge in my stomach when I hear a homophobic comment). I want a better understanding of the psych of an irrational 'cat hater'.

I don't mind dogs, but I don't ever want to own one as a pet because they're too high maintenance. I can't cuddle dogs, because their fur smells terrible even after having a bath, they demand a lot of attention all the time, they bark and your neighbors get mad, their fur is coarse, they don't know how to use a litter tray, so if they make a mess you have to clean it up, you have to walk them a lot, Some dogs are vicious and attack people, causing harm to the victim, resulting in the owner being sued. And as for having a guard dog, security systems and smart locks serve the same purpose. That's just the way I see it.

Why do people hate cats?
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