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19:00 - 21:00 16 November 2017

Is it OK to be a cat guy?


Grant Museum of Zoology | Rockefeller Building (link Map)
21 University Street | London | WC1E 6JJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Throughout history, have some species been more associated with manliness or femininity? It’s been long thought that cats have been associated with females and the feminine, while dogs — "man's best friend" — have been thought of as male, and masculine. However, there is growing movement of men shrugging off the stereotype that ‘cats are for girls; and flaunting their affinity for kitties. But how does our relationship with pets such as cats and dogs relate to our gender identity and gender stereotypes?


Dean Veall
+44 (0)20 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk