When people think of crazy people with cats, they typically think of a disheveled older woman who has lost her mind. Of course any cat owner knows that you have to lose part of your mind to allow a cat to take over your life, but people may wonder how did this crazy cat lady stereotype even begin?

Apparently society has used the crazy cat lady idea to dismiss women in general. Cats do what they want, much like women, so it’s only natural to pair the two together to make fun of both at the same time. What most people don’t realize is that men can be crazy too and many of them don’t even have a cat because they go right into politics instead.

To learn more about the original of the crazy cat lady stereotype, click here.