That beacon of sane feminism, Katha Pollitt, was born on October 14, 1949. I am quoting the initial lines of her poem, "Two Cats", assuming this falls under the fair use clause regarding copying. Her sensible approach to the world may have derived, (one wonders) from her observations of cats, as in:
It's better to be a cat than to be a human.
Not because of their much-noted grace and beauty—
their beauty wins them no added pleasure, grace is
only a cat's way
of getting without fuss from one place to another—
but because they see things as they are. Cats never mistake a
saucer of milk for a declaration of passion