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“Crazy cat man.”

That’s a phrase you don’t hear very often – mostly because it doesn’t really exist.

“Crazy cat woman”, on the other hand, is a term regularly used to flippantly describe unmarried women – regardless of whether they even have a feline companion.

Just because you’re without children and/or living alone does not mean you’re going to spend the next 40 years feeding 25 cardigan-clad kitties with a knife and fork, thank you very much.

Which is why New York-based photographer David Williams, 25 set out to challenge the sexist stereotypes of animal ownership in this stunning photo series.

“I found the way society genderises animal ownership very compelling,” he told the?Daily Mail.?”As a portrait photographer, I was interested in capturing the relationships of my male friends and their feline friends.

“It was also a good excuse to hang out with a bunch of cats!”

Men & Cats captures a range of blokes snuggled up with their furry friends – and the results are rather heartwarming (and likely to have landed any subjects looking for love with many an offer of a date).

“I want to show that regardless of the stereotypes put on cat ownership, many people have found the joy that cat companionship can bring,” Williams said.

For a man to have a cat, there are only a number of explanation, and some of them are extremely marginal at best.

One, she dumped the cat when she left you.

Two, you’re so bad at feeding it regularly, it’s actually keeping vermin at bay and getting most of its meals from the neighbours.

Three, chick magnet.

Four, you’re gay.

I mean, look at the photo above. ?And look at?this one

These men live alone with their cats.

They’re probably librarians to boot.

 

– Daily Mail via Stuff

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