Friday, January 9, 2009

Holy Toledo, Catwoman!

Wow, a few months ago Abby Ellin (a former Boston Phoenix writer) called me for a comment for a piece she was doing on men and cats for the New York Times. That piece got around, and last week I got an email from Rod Lockwood of the Toledo (OH) Blade. He wanted to interview me for a piece about a cat show. So we chatted about, in his words, "ancient myths involving cats and how they came to represent feminine stereotypes and eventually were demonized. You know, Batman’s a good guy, Catwoman is bad. Cats are associated with witches and they’re generally considered mysterious ... that kind of stuff."

Read more here.


Literary Feline said...

I think that Catwoman is misunderstood. :-)

That was an interesting article, Clea, and I loved the part where he quoted you best.

Clea Simon said...

Thank you, Wendy!